Wildeck, Inc. (Waukesha, WI) has named Richard Day, as the company’s new chief financial officer. He will be responsible for managing their total financial direction, helping position the company for continued growth and success. He brings with him over 30 years of experience in managing various corporate financial operations, including accounting, corporate strategy, reporting and budgeting. Day holds Bachelor of Business Administration degrees in Accounting and Finance. Prior to joining them, he served as the chief financial officer at American Metal Technologies Group and as the corporate vice president of finance at The Fisher Barton Group.
“Joining this team was an easy decision,” said Day. “The company’s record of continued growth combined with the passion and enthusiasm of their employee owners makes me excited for what we can accomplish together in the days to come.”
“We are thrilled to have Rick join our team,” said Keith Pignolet, the executive chairman. “His impressive track record and expertise in leading manufacturing finance operations is a terrific addition to our senior leadership team. I look forward to leveraging his invaluable insights as we work together to expand our operations.”
In other company news, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association) has presented them with the Most Valuable Supplier (MVS) award for 2020. Each year, this distinguished industry honor is awarded to member companies that demonstrate a consistent, documented commitment to their dealer network, employees and community.
“Wildeck is a long-standing member of MHEDA and is honored to be recognized again as a Most Valuable Supplier,” said Pignolet. “This award is truly a testament to our team’s continued focus on customer service and ability to develop first-in-class material handling solutions that maximize our customers’ available space.”
“Achievement of MVS status represents members who have demonstrated a commitment to their business and its employees, their industry and also to the communities within which they serve,” said Mike Vaughn, the 2019 MHEDA chairman of the board and chief financial officer of Liftech Equipment Companies in East Syracuse, NY.
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Winners of Welding Competition at Wisconsin Manufacturing & Technology Show
Three welding students won scholarships at the Wisconsin Manufacturing & Technology Show (WIMTS), which was held Oct. 5-7 at Wisconsin State Fair Park.