Qualtek Manufacturing Appoints Troy Roberts CEO

Nov 01, 2016

Colorado Springs, CO – Effective December 1, Troy Roberts, President/COO of AIDA-America will take over the role of CEO of Qualtek Manufacturing. Qualtek Manufacturing Inc. and AIDA-America, Dayton, OH jointly announced leadership changes to underscore the positive nature of the transition. At Qualtek, Roberts will take over the role held by Mary Fagnant who served as CEO since 2015 and was President of Qualtek for 15 years prior. At AIDA-America, Pat Ambuske, current VP of Operations and 15 year AIDA-America veteran, will assume the role of AIDA-America’s new President & CEO.

Qualtek’s Board of Directors and current CEO, Mary Fagnant, recognized a great opportunity for Troy Roberts to join the company and grow Qualtek’s presence as a global leader in contract metal manufacturing. “Our family remains very involved in the business activities of Qualtek,” stated Mary Fagnant. “This move allows former CEO Tony Fagnant and I to focus on our community Board involvements while continuing to be advocates for Qualtek. I am thrilled by the new perspective and growth opportunities Troy brings to Qualtek.”

Roberts has served as President/CCO at AIDA- America since 2004. There he implemented a business model that manages and balances sales volume and margin streams from locally manufactured products to reduce cycle-time risks. “As more companies recognize the benefits of working with local manufacturers that provide both quality and cycle-time efficiency, I see continued growth for Qualtek,” stated Roberts. “I am very excited to bring my experience from a global leader in stamping technology here to a company with the resources to deploy the technology in the contract manufacturing space.”

Troy Roberts, Pat Ambuske, and Christopher Fagnant, President of Qualtek, will be attending Fabtech 2016 in Las Vegas from November 16th to 18th and welcome conversations with industry leaders at AIDA-America’s booth, C17024.

Qualtek Manufacturing Inc. (www.qualtekmfg.com) manufactures high quality specialty metal parts by providing metal stamping, heat-treating, finishing, and wire EDM services all in their Colorado Springs location. Qualtek Manufacturing is privately held and has been in operation for more than 50 years. The company is ISO 9001:2008 Certified, and OSHA SHARP certified. Qualtek’s Q-munity© founded and supports Blue Star Recyclers, an award-winning 501c3 sustainable enterprise that creates local jobs for people with autism and other disabilities by ethically recycling electronics.

AIDA is a global leader in the design, manufacture, sale, service and support, refurbishment and modernization of metal stamping presses and metalforming automation equipment. AIDA servo and mechanical stamping presses range in capacity from 35 to 4,000 tons, from 1 to 1,500 strokes per minute, from gap frame to straightside, high speed to cold forging, transfer and progressive die, material handling and coil feeding equipment; AIDA provides one of the broadest selections of complete metalforming systems from a single manufacturer. With a worldwide network of sales and service locations in 38 cities across 20 countries, press installations exceeding 80,000 units, in over 60 countries worldwide, producing a range of products for industries such as automotive, appliance, electronics and electrical, AIDA is truly a global metalforming solutions provider. Learn more about AIDA at www.aida-global.com

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