June 14, 2010—ThyssenKrupp Waupaca, Inc., the largest independent iron foundry in the world, has announced the promotion of two employees in the company’s sales and supply chain divisions.
Rick Scherkenbach has been named Director of Sales, Light Vehicle Group. Scherkenbach, a 31-year veteran in various high-profile foundries, joined ThyssenKrupp Waupaca in 2009 and most recently served as the company’s Director of Marketing. In his new position, Scherkenbach will lead the global light vehicle sales team in serving original equipment manufacturers and their Tier 1 suppliers.
Scherkenbach’s predecessor as Director of Sales, Light Vehicle Group, John Wiesbrock, has been appointed Director of Global Supply Chain Management. In this role, he will oversee purchasing, customer service and logistics, and new product development through program management. Wiesbrock first joined the company’s sales team in 2002 and brings 25 years of manufacturing and machining experience to the Company.
ThyssenKrupp Waupaca, Inc. produces gray, ductile and compacted graphite iron castings. Global markets served include automotive and light truck, commercial vehicle, agriculture, construction, material handling and other industrial sectors. With headquarters and three plants in Waupaca, Wisconsin, as well as plants in Marinette, Wisconsin, Tell City, Indiana, and Etowah, Tennessee, the Foundry employs approximately 2,900. Visit www.thyssenkruppwaupaca.com.