Ideal Appoints Mike Weiby as Product Development Manager

Will lead cross-functional team to implement new product development for Ideal and its subsidiaries.

Ideal Industries has appointed Mike Weiby as Product Development Manager, a new position within the organization reflecting its drive for innovation. He will report to Jim Davidson, Ideal Director of Research & Development.

In his new role, Mr. Weiby will work with a cross-functional team to implement a formalized new product development process for IDEAL and its subsidiaries. This task includes: project management and tracking, ideation and idea guidance, Intellectual Property (IP) management, research into emerging technologies, and product performance requirements.

Mr. Weiby comes to IDEAL from Sears Brand Marketing Corporation where he served as Product Development Engineering Manager for the DieHard® battery brand and for the Craftsman® Tools Group, guiding innovation in hand tools, power tools, tool storage and test equipment. He has also successfully applied his new development skills for the Bison Gear and Engineering Corp. and ECM Motor Company.

Mr. Weiby holds a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Marquette University. He will be located at IDEAL headquarters in Sycamore, Illinois.

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