Source: Waupaca Foundry announcement
WAUPACA, Wisc. — Waupaca Foundry, a leading supplier of gray and ductile iron castings globally, named James Newsome, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the company. Newsome will succeed John Wiesbrock who will remain on as executive vice president.
Newsome joined the company in 2010 as director of marketing and most recently served as director, of sales and new business development. He has held several operations and management positions over the past thirty-plus years in the metal-casting industry.
Prior to joining the firm, he held operational positions in molding, core making, quality, and customer service. As a graduate of Trine University (formerly known as Tri-State), Newsome earned a bachelor’s degree in applied management.
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President, COO and CEO of Waupaca Foundry, Mike Nikolai said, “James brings a keen understanding of the foundry industry and new market growth opportunities. We’re fortunate to leverage his leadership and expertise to lead our sales and marketing teams. I look forward to the transition in sales leadership and driving strategic growth.”
Wiesbrock joined the company in 2002, where he held senior leadership positions in sales and marketing and supply chain management. As executive vice president, Wiesbrock developed new business and growth strategies, as well as led a globally competitive and sustainable supply chain. He spent the past ten years serving as an officer of the corporation.
Waupaca Foundry is the leading supplier of cast and machined iron components for automotive, off-highway, commercial vehicle, and other industrial markets. Waupaca operates five iron foundries with 1.4 million tons of capacity, as well as machining and casting finishing operations in the United States.
About Waupaca Foundry, Inc.
Waupaca Foundry, Inc., North America’s leading supplier of iron castings to the automotive, commercial vehicle, agriculture, construction, and industrial markets, produces gray iron castings, ductile iron castings, HNM™ series high-strength ductile iron, and austempered ductile iron castings using state of-the-art processes and technology. The manufacturer also specializes in precision machining and assembly. The company is Headquartered in Waupaca, Wisc. and operates seven iron foundries located in Waupaca, Marinette, Wisc. Tell City, Ind., Etowah, Tenn., and Lawrenceville, Penn. The company operates machining and assembly in Waupaca, Wisconsin and Effingham, Il. Waupaca employs approximately 4,300 people.