Wiha Tools Expands Leadership Team With The Appointment of Mike Plehal as Director of Operations

MONTICELLO, MN – 5/17/2019       

Director of Operations Mike Plehal

Willi Hahn Corporation USA dba Wiha Tools is proud to announce the addition of Mr. Mike Plehal as the Director of Operations. Mike joins the team from Leveraged Logistics Resources, Inc where he was a consultant focused on process improvement and installing LEAN principals into Wiha’s American subsidiary. Mike will be responsible for the Distribution, Purchasing, and Customer Service teams at Wiha.

Willi Hahn Corporation USA dba Wiha Tools is proud to announce the addition of Mr. Mike Plehal as the Director of Operations. Mike joins the team from Leveraged Logistics Resources, Inc where he was a consultant focused on process improvement and installing LEAN principals into Wiha’s American subsidiary. Mike will be responsible for the Distribution, Purchasing, and Customer Service teams at Wiha.

Mr. Plehal has over 25 years of operational experience working with companies like DaMark International, Rockler Companies and Dedicated Logistics Inc. In each of his assignments Mike was focused on developing systems and process that allowed each of the organizations to manage the complexities associated with a fast growing and maturing organizations.

I am extremely excited to add the caliber of person Mike is to the Wiha team. His experience along with his hands-on approach is exactly what we need as we continue to shape our business for tomorrow. Said Patrick Di Perno, Divisional President and Managing Director.

During the few months I spent with Wiha as an on-site consultant I was able to learn about the culture and philosophy of the company. It is exciting to be involved with a company that is investing heavily in people, systems and process in order to maximize the growth opportunities in front of us. Said Mike Plehal.

Mr. Plehal is the most recent example of Wiha’s commitment to investing in high level professional resources to ensure the growth of the organization and support our distribution partners.

About Willi Hahn Corporation

Willi Hahn Corporation USA dba Wiha Tools is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wiha Werkzeuge Gmbh Schonach Germany. Beginning in 1985, Wiha Tools has developed into the largest subsidiary of Wiha Worldwide. Offering over 3000 products from our Monticello, Minnesota based North American Headquarters servicing all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America.

www.wihatools.com & www.wihatools.ca

About Wiha

Founded in 1939, Wiha has become a leading global manufacturer of hand tools and solutions for professional tradespeople and industrial markets. Currently, over 900 Wiha employees manufacture and market award winning Wiha premium tools. A host of awards underline that Wiha has set the standard in functionality, design and quality.

The family owned company was recognized in 2016, as a TOP 100 most innovative medium-sized German enterprise and received the Manufacturing Excellence Award (MX Award) as the best German SME in 2014. As of 2015, Wiha is the first hand tool manufacturer in the world to receive the internationally recognized AGR (Aktion Gesunder Rücken) seal of approval. This recognition confirms the effectiveness and benefits of Wiha’s range of screwdrivers, torque tools, L-keys, bits, soft-head hammers, pliers and measuring tools. Wiha’s innovative approach offers real added value and user benefits in terms of increased efficiency and functionality in everyday work.

Media Contact

Wiha Tools USA
Willi Hahn Corporation
1348 Dundas Circle
Monticello, MN 55362
Media Relations: pr@wihatools.com 1-800-494-6104

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