MANITOWOC, Wis. – Jagemann is wrapping up celebrations for 75 years, as “Just the Best” in the stamping industry. In 1946, William P. Jagemann started the company in a small building in Manitowoc, WI and today Jagemann is a worldwide supplier of quality, deep draw stampings, progressive stampings, fineblank stampings and insert-/over-molded plastic capabilities.
As we reflect on our success, we must give credit to our employees, “We can go out and buy machines, but without our people, we wouldn’t have a company,” was said often by William T. Jagemann™, chairman emeritus and son of the founder. We are highlighting the work of our employees and thanking them for their commitment to making Jagemann “Just the Best”.
We couldn’t be celebrating 75 years without our valued customers. Jagemann would like to thank them for their continued trust in our ability to meet their needs. Since the beginning, our customers have appreciated our focused and responsive service. We will continue to provide that expertise, in meeting their stamping needs, in the years to come.
Jagemann is looking forward to growth in the years ahead as we penetrate new markets. “We’re coming full circle,” explains Thomas Jagemann. “We’re growing to increase our responsiveness to our customers, much as my grandfather did in the late 1940s and early 1950s. William P. Jagemann Sr. always said, ‘Do it right, or don’t do it at all.’ That’s an axiom that served him well, served my father well, and is serving us well today. We’re working diligently to ensure our continued success.”
As Jagemann evaluates the future, a revised organizational structure has recently been formed, including a newly appointed Executive Leadership Team. The new structure supports the responsiveness and technical depth that customers have come to expect from Jagemann.
Eric Wolter joined Jagemann as Vice President of Engineering and Operations. Eric brings more than 40 years of Engineering and Operations experience, with 37 of those years being with privately held companies.
Edward Brown (Ed) has been appointed Vice President of Sales and Innovation. Ed joins Jagemann with a unique skillset in that he has experience in Engineering, Production, Quality and Sales, combined with more than 30 years of Deep Draw experience.
Jagemann’s new Chief Financial Officer is Robert Mathews (Bob). Bob has more than 35 years of Finance, Management and Operations experience. Further, he has experience in a variety of industries including both public and private companies.
Doug Odell recently joined Jagemann as President. Doug brings more than 25 years of industrial manufacturing experience. Doug stated, “I am excited to join a company with such rich history and positive reputation as Jagemann has in the market. I look forward to working closely with our employees to service our customers and be their preferred partner of choice for years to come. It is a true honor to be a part of this strong and successful company.”
Reporting to Doug are Eric, Bob and Ed, and Director of Human Resources Scott Gilson.
Ralph Hardt, former President, will continue to serve as Vice Chairman of the Board. Hardt will be working with the new management team to ensure a successful transition of roles and responsibilities.