Extrusion expert Troester appoints new CEO in the US

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Troester US CEO Michael Neubauer is to leave the company at the end of the year after 40 years as part of the worldwide team. Zachary T Boaz (right), an expert with significant technical and sales experience in the tire and rubber industries, is to take over his role.

Boaz studied mechanical engineering and polymer materials at the University of Akron in Ohio. Starting as a project engineer in the rubber hose industry, he moved into product design, tooling design and extrusion process development as an engineer with Mantaline Corporation. From there Boaz moved into the aerospace industry as program management with Goodrich Corporation. Within a couple of years he was promoted to business development manager.

In 2010 he took up a full-time international sales position in the tire machinery industry with The Steelastic Co., where he was eventually promoted to VP of sales and marketing. Boaz started as executive VP for Troester Machinery on September 1, 2017, and will become president and CEO in January 2018.

October 3, 2017

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