ANNOUNCEMENT: W INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES LEADERSHIP APPOINTMENTS
On May 1st, 2018. Edward J. Walker, Chief Executive Officer, announced the following Senior Leadership changes:
John W. Klausmeier- President
John W. Klausmeier assumed the duties of President. He replaces John F. Rank who had served in that position for the past year. John Rank will continue to be a part of the Leadership team and the W International success story serving as an
John Klausmeier, who has 35 years of experience, was previously the Chief Operating Officer since 2015. Prior to that, he was Vice President (VP) of Quality. Previous industry experience includes VP for Engineering and Quality at Tower Defense, Manager of Quality and then VP of Corporate Quality at W Industries, VP Quality Assurance & Manufacturing Engineering, Manager of Engineering and then Director of Engineering at Global Automotive Systems, and Program Manager at Mc Graw Commercial and Military Equipment. John has a Bachelor of Science degree in Packaging Engineering from Michigan State University with post-graduate work in Finance at Oakland University.
Bruce Weinberg – Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Bruce replaces John W. Klausmeier who was promoted to President. As a key member of the leadership team, Bruce is responsible for the operating procedures, schedule, cost performance, and product integrity of our Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Material Control, Purchasing, Project Management, Weld Engineering, and Design functions.
Bruce has over 35 years of Plant Management and Quality Assurance experience. His most recent position was with Kinetics Drive Solutions, Langley, Canada, where he was Vice President (VP) of Operations. Prior to that he was Plant Manager at Crane Composites, Plant Manager and then VP of Production at General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) / L-3 in Muskegon, MI, and Plant Manager at the GDLS / Army Tank Plant in Lima, Ohio.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Arts with a minor in Marketing from Michigan State University and a Masters of Business degree from Ashland University. Bruce is also a certified welder.