CATERPILLAR EXECUTIVE JOINS MEC BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Steve Fisher, Recently Retired Vice President of Caterpillar, elected to board.
Mayville, Wis. – Mayville Engineering Company, Inc. (MEC) today announced that Steve Fisher was elected to the company’s board of directors. Fisher recently retired from Caterpillar after a successful 36 year career with the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives.
“I’m pleased to have Steve join our board and bring his thought leadership and experience with him,” said Robert Kamphuis, chairman, president and CEO of MEC. “Steve has extraordinary business and financial expertise. I look forward to having him share his strategic guidance and leadership on our board,” Kamphuis continued.
Mr. Fisher most recently held the position of vice president of the Large Power Systems & Growth Markets Division at Caterpillar. During the course of his long and distinguished career at the company, Fisher played an important role in acquiring and integrating companies in the rail, mining, and energy sectors, among others. He was responsible for strategic and product planning, product development and manufacturing for multiple Caterpillar businesses. Under his leadership, the company’s remanufacturing business grew significantly to become the recognized world leader. Fisher holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Bradley University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
“Joining the board of directors at MEC is an exciting opportunity for me and I look forward to sharing my experiences and contributing to the future direction and growth of the company,” Fisher said. “I’m impressed with the unique employee owned culture at the company combined with the tremendous focus on customer success and value creation that is at the heart of MEC’s mission.”
In addition to Fisher, MEC’s board of directors consists of Robert Kamphuis, chairman, president and CEO of MEC; Craig Johnson, Corporate Insurance Solutions, Inc.; Patrick Michels, president of Michels Corporation; Jay Rothman, partner, chairman & CEO of Foley & Lardner; John St. Peter, partner at Edgarton, St. Peter, Petak & Rosenfeldt; and Robert Salzwedel, retired CFO of Johnsonville Sausage Co.
Founded in 1945, MEC is one of the nation’s leading supply chain partners for blue chip original equipment manufacturers. For more information, news and perspectives from MEC, please visit www.mecinc.com.
About Mayville Engineering Company
Headquartered in Mayville, Wis., MEC has become a manufacturing company where employee shareholders are creating outstanding value and support every day for their customers and communities in which they live and work. MEC serves the agricultural, commercial vehicle, construction, forestry, on/off road power sports vehicles, energy, military, and industrial markets. MEC’s processes include complete metal fabrication, laser and plasma cutting, stamping, forming, machining, welding, tube bending and forming, painting, polishing, brazing, cleaning, assembly and kitting, prototyping, product testing and validation, fluid level indicators, stoppers, engine tubes, suction tubes, hydraulic tubes, discharge tubes, fill tubes, high temp coatings, metal encapsulated insulation, fuel tanks, air brake tanks, air intake and exhaust systems. The firm’s core competencies include collaborative product development, design for manufacturability, engineering and design review, project management and customer service. MEC operates 16 facilities with over 2,000,000 square feet of manufacturing in Michigan, Mississippi, South Carolina, Virginia and Wisconsin. More information can be found at www.mecinc.com.