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Timberline Manufacturing names Tom Pientok as new president, CEO

Tom Pientok

Timberline Manufacturing
Tom Pientok Timberline Manufacturing

Timberline Manufacturing named former Apache president Tom Pientok as its new president and chief executive officer.

“We know that he will bring new ideas and energy to the employee culture at Timberline, as well as to increasing the innovation and engagement which will allow us to continue to outpace the market,” Mike Johnson, Timberline board chairman, said in a statement Thursday.

The Marion-based company, which employs 250, makes control panels, electronics, wire harnesses, engineering services, and RF testing and prototyping for manufacturers nationwide.

Timberline is building a new 90,000-square-foot production facility and office near its current location. Construction is expected to be completed later this year.

Pientok was at Apache, which manufactures industrial hoses and belts, as president and CEO for 11 years. He is on the board of Folience, the parent company of The Gazette.

Apache was purchased in 2017 by Motion Industries, a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Genuine Parts Co.

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