Precision Begins Fiscal Year under New Leadership
April 11, 2016 (Chatsworth, CA): David Weitzel assumed the role of Operations Manager of the Precision Division on April 1, 2016. He succeeds Paul Spencer, who held the position for twenty-two years before he announced his retirement at the end of 2016. Until then, Paul is staying on as a part-time Senior Advisor.
"David Weitzel is a dedicated, knowledgeable, and experienced manager who has prepared himself well to succeed in his new role," said Jim Geary, NHBB's Executive Vice President. "Over the past several years, David has gained a thorough understanding of our business on many levels. As a leader, David possesses a keen awareness of NHBB's mission and is driven to achieve and sustain the highest levels of customer satisfaction."
Prior to his promotion, David was the Division's Manufacturing Engineering Manager, a position he held since 2006. In this role, David implemented various programs and technologies that have led to greater efficiencies and process improvements within the Manufacturing Engineering department and on the factory floor. He was also responsible for creating NHBB's engineering apprenticeship program for training mechanical engineers. David joined NHBB and the Precision Division in 2003 as a Senior Manufacturing Engineer. He holds a BSME from BYU and an MBA from Pepperdine.
Daniel Gruenwald has been selected to replace David Weitzel as Manufacturing Engineering Manager. Dan has been a member of Precision's Applications Engineering Department since he joined NHBB in 2007, earning two promotions along the way: Senior Applications Engineer in 2013 and Principal Engineer in 2014.