INDIANAPOLIS--Techniks Industries is pleased to announce the appointment of Vernon (Vern) Cameron as President & Chief Executive Officer effective February 27th, 2017. Greg Webb will continue as the company’s Executive Vice President of Business Development, leading the company’s commercial strategic initiatives as well as its acquisition growth strategy.
Vern joins Techniks Industries with over 20 years of experience in industrial tooling and equipment. In his most recent role, he served as Chief Executive Officer of HawkeyePedershaab, a global manufacturer and servicer of capital equipment for the production of concrete pipe and other precast products. Under Vern’s leadership, Hawkeye realigned its sales strategy and introduced its aftermarket offering.
Before Hawkeye, Vern served as President of the Drainage & Technology business segment of Contech Engineered Solutions, where he implemented new market growth strategies. Prior to that, Vern held a number of roles at Kennametal, Sandvik, and Ingersoll-Rand involving product development and management, commercial strategy, and acquisitive growth. Vern holds an Honors Bachelor of Commerce degree from Laurentian University, a CPA designation, and a MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.
Greg Webb said, “We are excited to have Vern join Techniks Industries as our CEO, and we welcome his experience in growing businesses through new products and applications as well as strategic acquisitions. With Vern’s leadership, we believe that we are well-positioned to build on the solid foundation that Techniks Industries has established in the industry and to continue executing our strategic growth plan.”
“I’m thrilled to join this outstanding organization,” added Cameron. “Greg and the team at Techniks Industries have built strong and respected brands in the cutting tools and machine tool accessories markets and have a proven track record of delivering industry-leading products and service to its customers. We look forward to accelerating this strategy and delivering even more for our customers going forward.”
Techniks Industries is a platform of industry-leading companies including Techniks, Inc. and NAP Gladu, providing tooling solutions for the metalworking and woodworking industries. Techniks, Inc. is a provider of high-quality toolholding, cutting tool, and magnetic workholding solutions. NAP Gladu is one of North America’s largest manufacturers and servicers of diamond and carbide cutting tools with 13 locations coast-to-coast, plus Canadian locations in Quebec and Toronto. Visit www.techniksindustries.com to learn more.