Posted September 7, 2021

H.B. Carbide Names New General Manager

Jon Dreher brings a strong operations background in manufacturing and association management.

H.B. Carbide has announced Jon Dreher as its new general manager, responsible for overseeing the company’s overall operation to meet planned revenue goals while maintaining quality standards and personnel satisfaction.

Possessing a strong operations background in manufacturing as well as with association management, Dreher was executive chairman of the Grand Traverse Area Manufacturing Council for five years He has experience in working with companies from Inc. 500s to start-ups to running his own global company for 14 years. Most recently he was vice president at Promethient, Inc. (Traverse City), a climate control solution provider.

Dreher has a bachelor’s of science in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University and is certified in Six Sigma, Lean and Quick Response Manufacturing. Community service work includes his involvement as a robotics coach in support of the VEX robotic students. He lives in Williamsburg with his wife and children.

H.B. Carbide manufactures tungsten carbide custom, standard and altered blanks and pre-forms in a comprehensive selection of grades. Vertically-integrated, it manages the entire process from powder production through the delivery of high-performance, reliable near-net shaped blanks that address specialized customer application challenges across diverse industries.