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Wiha Tools USA Appoints Ryan Selly as Director of Operations

MONTICELLO, MN – 04/27/22 

Wiha Tools announced today the hiring of Ryan Selly as director of operations. Ryan brings 15 years of experience in the warehouse and distribution environment and joins Wiha from DecoPac, the world’s largest full-line supplier within the cake decorating industry. He is responsible for managing the assembly, shipping, receiving, and customer service departments for Wiha’s North, Central, and South American business.


Over the past decade, Ryan has many accomplishments from increasing warehouse productivity by 400% within five years at DecoPro to achieving an effective rate of 0% OT labor usage for a Fortune 500 company.

Ryan’s extensive experience in creating standard operating procedures and best practices for performance monitoring will help drive efficiency gains at Wiha Tools.

Everyone within the company is excited to welcome Ryan to Wiha Tools, as he has a proven track record of calculating accurate ROI on capital investments and meeting targeted goals.

“I am excited to have Ryan join Wiha Tools. He has vast experience developing and implementing operation system improvements,” said Patrick Di Perno, Divisional President & Managing Director. “That experience combined with his ambition to continuously improve efficiency, customer service procedures, and increase employee satisfaction and knowledge will significantly help contribute to our company’s future growth plans.”

Ryan commented, “I wanted to work for a family-owned company that had its eye in growth and process improvement. Wiha is the perfect fit for what I was looking for and has a market differentiation in the quality category that separates itself from other competitors. Wiha’s first-rate products and strong supply channel, direct from manufacturing plant, provides the company with a step up to continue a high rate of growth in the current environment.”

Lastly, Ryan was asked to provide his favorite quote and he replied with the following:

“The most dangerous kind of waste is the waste we do not recognize.”

Shigeo Shingo

About Wiha Tools 

Founded in 1939, Wiha has become a leading global manufacturer of hand tools and solutions for professional tradespeople and industrial markets. Currently, over 1,600 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.

Willi Hahn Corporation USA dba Wiha Tools is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wiha Werkzeuge Gmbh Schonach, Germany.

Wiha Tools USA is the largest Wiha subsidiary, offering over 3,500 products from our Monticello, Minnesota-based North American Headquarters. Wiha USA services North, Central, and South America.

With over 80 years of manufacturing experience, Wiha has become a world leader in producing premium quality German hand tools focusing on application-driven design, engineered specifically for professional tradespeople.

Wiha’s commitment is to premium quality, innovation, and unparalleled customer service. As a TOP 100 most innovative medium-sized German enterprise, the family-owned company received the Manufacturing Excellence Award (MX Award) as the best German SME (Small Medium Enterprise). Wiha is the first-hand tool manufacturer in the world to receive the internationally recognized AGR (Aktion Gesunder Rücken) seal of approval.  Wiha’s innovative approach offers real added value and user benefits in increased efficiency and everyday work functionality.

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