Key management position will support Wildeck’s rapidly expanding product portfolio and ‘lean’ manufacturing initiatives for mezzanines, vertical lifts, and safety guarding products.

Waukesha, WI – June 2010 - Wildeck, Inc., the largest manufacturer of mezzanines, material lifts, and safety guarding products in North America, has appointed Michael R. Galezio to the position of Quality Assurance/Safety Manager for its North American operations.

“We continue to expand our portfolio of material handling and safety products that can improve the efficiency, safety, and profitability of distribution centers, warehouses, and manufacturing operations.” stated Keith G. Pignolet, President of Wildeck, Inc. “To more effectively coordinate our ‘lean’ manufacturing initiatives and continue to manufacture the high quality products we are known for in the industry, I am extremely pleased to welcome Michael to our ‘Employee-Owned’ Wildeck team.”

To support the company’s aggressive business growth, Galezio will report directly to the President and will be responsible for facility and personnel safety, and streamlining company procedures to reduce cycle times and improve work-flow. The company is a leading U.S. manufacturer of pre-engineered mezzanines; integrated mezzanine/crane systems (MezzCrane™); vertical material lifts (VRCs); and one of the industries most extensive line-up of safety guarding products; including guard rail, rack protectors, machine guards, stair systems, ladders, safety gates, and more.

Michael is a graduate of Yavapai College, Prescott, Arizona with a degree in Manufacturing Technologies. He brings over 18 years of industry related quality and lean experience to Wildeck from several manufacturing companies. Previous accomplishments as a Quality and Manufacturing Engineer have included upgrading production routing formats and providing detailed work instructions for production personnel. He also managed, maintained and upgraded ISO 9000:1994 programs to stringent ISO 9001:2000 Standards; and participated in, and led, Lean Manufacturing Initiatives (Kaizen) to reduce and eliminate waste in multiple production cells.

Galezio also streamlined First Piece Inspection Systems, reducing average inspection time by approximately 55%, and has led Value Stream work teams in coordinating Lean and 5-S activities, resulting in a 50% scrap reduction for that company.

Wildeck, Inc. - based in Waukesha, WI - is the largest manufacturer of mezzanines, vertical lifts, and safety guarding products in North America. Wildeck products are used throughout distribution centers, warehouses, manufacturing operations, and back-room storage facilities for the safe and efficient handling, storage and movement of materials. For more than 30 years, the company has grown through a dedicated and experienced network of customer-service-oriented dealers and systems integrators, nationwide.

Wildeck, Inc. is a subsidiary of Holden Industries, an ESOP company.


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