Librock named Dynabrade president

Ned T. Librock moves up from director of marketing.

Dynabrade Inc. announced that Ned T. Librock, age 58, has been appointed president of the Clarence, N.Y.-based industrial power tool manufacturer effective immediately.

Librock has served as director of marketing for the last five years. Founder Walter N. Welsch is stepping down as president, and remains chief executive officer and chairman of the board of directors.

"We are fortunate to have someone of Ned's caliber and experience step up to lead Dynabrade," said Welsch. "Ned is an outstanding and experienced individual who I know will make the next phase of the company's future a successful one. I know he will implement our strategy and take advantage of the market opportunities ahead. He has a proven track record of execution and is a strong communicator who is customer focused with deep leadership capabilities. Furthermore, as marketing director for the past five years, Ned has a solid understanding of our products and markets."

"I'm honored that the board has trusted me with this leadership responsibility. Dynabrade is not only financially strong, but also has a top-notch management team in place to build on our solid business model. Together we'll work to implement the strategy we've developed for 2012 and beyond," said Librock.

Librock is a graduate of Buffalo State College and the University at Buffalo and a native of western New York. He serves on the board of directors of two manufacturing-based companies, and has been involved in many local non-profit organizations.