Jul. 21, 2015 – Bill Hewitson has been promoted to president of Ruland Manufacturing after serving as vice-president of operations for the previous eight years. He is the third president in the company’s history and succeeds Bob Ruland who will continue to oversee the company as chairman.
“Bill has been instrumental to the success and growth of Ruland Manufacturing,” said Bob. “His deep knowledge of the industry, our products, and our customers as well as his leadership skills make him well qualified to assume the role of president.”
Hewitson began his career with Ruland in 1995 as a mechanical engineer. He was responsible for developing most of Ruland’s motion control coupling line and has been a “key contributor” behind the growth of the shaft collar and rigid coupling product lines, noted the company. He has also contributed to Ruland’s international expansion into the Asian and European markets.
Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc. was established in 1937 as a manufacturer of precision components. Its products are available in Canada from RotoPrecision Inc.