New Year — New President
With the new year at Wagner, we would also like to announce that we have a new president — Michael Dover.
Dover joined the executive team this past December. He assumes the position previously held by Rick Kettler who retired after an 18-year career with the company and a nine-year tenure as president. Bob Wagner remains in the role of chief executive officer (CEO).
Dover brings 26 years of extensive manufacturing, sales, and marketing experience to the company. For the last ten years, he served as president of Scan-Pac Manufacturing — a producer of industrial friction products targetting the drilling, mining, agricultural, and transportation industries. Previously, he worked at Precision Industries Corporation, where he served in various leadership and management positions for over a decade. He has developed, implemented, and maintained innovative procedures to drive company growth, aid the supply-chain, and identify strategies for sustained improvement
“Mike has the experience and skillset to effectively lead our company into the next era,” said Bob Wagner, CEO. “He has a proven track record in manufacturing and understands the critical importance of building upon our established reputation of delivering the highest levels of product quality, innovation, and service.”
For over 60 years, The Wagner Companies has provided railing products and components to the architectural and industrial markets, establishing itself as a trusted resource for high-quality products and industry expertise. the company continues to innovate with new products designed to meet a market need, such as point source lighting solutions for improved life safety railings and expanded glass railing offering, among others. Additionally, it provides broad technical resources, manufacturing capabilities, rapid response to quotations, and a differentiating focus on exceeding customer expectations.
“It is with great enthusiasm that I accept the opportunity,” said Dover. “We are solidly positioned for ongoing growth both in the architectural and industrial markets, and I look forward to building upon the company’s established success.”
About The Wagner Companies
A proven leader in the metal industry since 1850, The Wagner Companies has evolved to become the go-to-resource for architectural railing systems and expertise. A manufacturer and worldwide supplier of handrail fittings and metal products for custom and industrial applications, the company thrives on innovative collaboration with its customers. Specializing in architectural components, architectural railings and systems, and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) products, Wagner offers laser, bending, stamping, and finishing capabilities as well as engineering assistance. The company’s large inventory of raw materials and over 3,700 stock items in steel, brass, bronze, aluminum, and stainless steel accommodates numerous applications around the globe.
Contact us to see who Wagner can help you on your next architectural project.