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Leitz Tooling USA appoints new Chief Executive Officer

 Monday, August 12, 2019

Leitz Tooling USA is happy to announce the name of their newly appointed Chief Executive Officer who will now supervise the U.S operations for the global tooling manufacturer. Leitz Tooling USA has appointed Kenneth Nemec as Chief Executive Officer.


Nemec has a prolonged experience of working in the manufacturing sector for thirty-nine years with the last twenty years spent in senior leadership positions for organizations including Ever Sharp Tools Inc. and American Broach & Machine. He is also a journeyman tool maker and patent holder. Nemec holds a Masters in Business Administration and Management with endorsements in Marketing and Quality Management from Ferris State University.


Nemec is a Boy Scouts of America Wood Badge recipient. As an adult leader with the Scouts, Nemech as trained hundreds of youth and adult leaders in the skills of leadership and team building with an emphasis on the importance of character. Nemec opined, “I’m honored, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to lead this exceptional organization of creative, dedicated and talented professionals,” said Nemec. He further added, “Leitz is an industry innovator that delivers solutions for continuous manufacturing improvement at the highest level. This is a terrific opportunity that any leader would welcome.”


Leitz is known for producing high-technology engineering and manufacturing of precision tooling and systems for machining wood, plastics, and advanced composites. With corporate headquarters in Oberkochen, Germany, Leitz operates eight service centers across North America to ensure convenient and timely response to customer tooling needs. USA service centers are located in Grand Rapids, MI, Archdale, NC, Garland, TX, San Bernardino, CA, Kent, WA and Reno, NV. Canadian service centers are located in Drummondville, QC and Kitchener, ON.




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