The entire Pentaflex team is excited to announce that as of October 1, 2020, Ross McGregor will be succeeding David Arndt as President.
Leaving a Legacy
Mr. Arndt has served Pentaflex well since 2012, and will be moving onto a new chapter in his retirement. With over fifty-two years in the metal forming industry, we are thankful for his guidance and leadership over the past eight years. During his career, Mr. Arndt served as the Chairman of the Precision Metal forming Association (PMA) and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Heavy Duty Manufactures Association (HDMA).
“Having announced my retirement, I am happy to support the management change installing Ross McGregor, son of the Pentaflex founder, to the President position.” Mr. Arndt said, “It has been my honor and privilege to serve Pentaflex, our shareholders, and customers for the past 8 years.”
A New Chapter
Over the past thirty three years, Ross McGregor has worked in a variety of management positions at Pentaflex including purchasing, sales and production management. His most recent position at Pentaflex was as Vice President of Operations.
He also serves as a member of the Company’ Board of Directors. In addition to his duties at Pentaflex, McGregor is active in numerous state and local organizations, charities and initiatives.
Mr. McGregor was also a State legislator in the Ohio House of Representatives for five terms before being term limited.
Mr. McGregor stated, “I am excited to be named the next President of Pentaflex, Inc. and want to thank the Board for the confidence they have placed in me to lead the company.”
Additionally McGregor states, “The entire Pentaflex family would like to thank Dave for his capable leadership of the company over these past eight years. Dave has represented Pentaflex exceptionally well with our customers, suppliers and our Industry.”
Vision for the Future
We sat down with Mr. McGregor and asked a few questions about his plans for Pentaflex as we move into a new era.
Q: What are you most excited about for Pentaflex’s future in 2021 and beyond?
As we adjust to the “new normal” as dictated by the pandemic, I am looking forward to leading our dynamic team of people as we continue to provide exceptional service to our long standing customers and pursue exciting new opportunities for our company. While the heavy truck market continues to be our primary industry, we are excited to branch out into emerging markets such as electric vehicles and solar power generation as new industries to serve.
Q: What do you believe are the most important qualities in a leader in the modern world?
I believe the qualities of good leadership are timeless. In my mind an effective leader needs to be present in time and place, while also being aware of their surrounding and future environments. An effective leader should have a complete stock of their personal strengths and weaknesses, as well as those of their team, and utilize those strengths accordingly. An effective leader needs to listen more than talk, but be decisive when called upon.
Q: How do you see manufacturing in the US shifting in the current economic climate?
I believe that automation will continue to play a greater role in manufacturing as the challenge to find dedicated employees continues. Continuing education and training throughout the organization will be essential to compete in the modern industrial world.
As always, Pentaflex will continue to be a reliable partner for our customers, or employees, and our community. If you would like to contact Pentaflex about your next project, please call us at 937-325-5551.