NASHOTAH, Wis. – April 28, 2017 – Techniplas, a leading supplier of technical components to the automotive industry, announced today several executive changes designed to help drive the strategic direction of the company.
Manfred Kwade has been named chief operating officer for Techniplas, globally. In this expanded role, Kwade will now have overall responsibility for Techniplas North America which includes Dickten Masch and Nyloncraft operations. He will continue to serve as president of Weidplas. He will assume certain duties from Kim Korth who recently resigned as president of Techniplas. Kwade has more than 30 years of experience guiding companies along the path toward operational excellence and technological innovation.
David Knill will assume the role of chief administrative officer in addition to his existing role as Techniplas’ chief financial officer. In his new role, Knill brings more than 25 years of experience in finance to oversee the entire financial staff within Techniplas, and will play a key role in strategic planning and ongoing growth activities.
Frederic Desmarchelier has been named chief transformation officer for Techniplas. Desmarchelier is and will continue to serve as president of Vallotech where he has been instrumental in turning the company into a world-class manufacturing and data management organization. Desmarchelier will be tasked with scaling the Techniplas business system globally.
“These appointments represent the bringing together of collective talent and wisdom from the entire company to create a cohesive Techniplas entity that is stronger than the collective sum of its parts,” said George Votis, founder and chairman, Techniplas. “With these individuals in place, Techniplas is poised to make the connected world possible.”
Techniplas is headquartered in Nashotah, Wisconsin. The company employs 2000 associates around the globe. In 2016, the company reported more than $500 million in revenue across all four companies. For more information, please visit www.techniplas.com.