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National Sales & Marketing Manager
Dukane announces New President of IAS Division
Dukane, St. Charles, IL announces Michael Johnston as the new president of their Intelligent Assembly Solutions (IAS) Division. Michael Johnston succeeds Chuck Clark who retired on March 6th of 2015. Chuck Clark led Dukane's IAS division for more than twelve years. His customer centric focus, approachable management style and passion for high quality elevated Dukane to a position that is inimitable in the plastic welding and assembly industry. Chuck is excited about his new phase in life and expresses, "After meeting my personal career goals for Dukane in 2014, I realized that the time required to reach the next set of strategic goals was a commitment I could not make, and so it was time to pass the baton to someone younger with the passion and commitment to the business needed to achieve the new goals. I was very pleased when Mike Johnston accepted this challenge, because I know he has these qualities, and a sharp focus on providing customers with superior service and value."
Michael Johnston started his career at Dukane in March of 1985 as part of Dukane's Management Training program. During this program, he worked in every department of the company from purchasing to outside sales and gained crucial understanding of every aspect of the business. Throughout his career at Dukane, he played key management roles related to manufacturing, product development and sales. In recent years, he led Dukane's Sales and Marketing team as Vice President and ingrained the mantras of customer satisfaction, product innovation, and integrated brand promotion within his team. Mike embraces his new responsibility with the passion he has for Dukane's success for the last thirty years and states, "It has been a fantastic opportunity to work with Chuck over the last 12 years, Chuck's leadership and vision have been an inspiration to me and the rest of the Dukane family. My goal is to continue to drive Dukane's success with these two core values, superior customer satisfaction and technically advanced solutions. The whole team at Dukane wishes Chuck the best and long happy retirement."
Dukane offers a full range of ultrasonic, vibration, spin and hot plate welders, thermal presses, probes, tooling and software for both OEM and the commercial plastic assembly markets. Dukane is an ISO 9001:2000 certified manufacturer with 24/7 Service. For more information on Dukane's 15kHz Ultrasonic Assembly System, and their complete line of plastic assembly solutions, contact Jason Barton, National Sales and Marketing Manager. He can be reached at (630) 797-4902 or visit their web site at www.dukane.com/us.