SIOUX CENTER, Iowa – Link Manufacturing, Ltd. has announced the promotion of Jeff Vierkant to vice president of manufacturing. In his new role, Vierkant will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of manufacturing including manufacturing engineering, production, quality, purchasing, sourcing, shipping and receiving.
Vierkant joined Link in December of 2015 as director of manufacturing, where he directed quality assurance initiatives, initiated lean manufacturing process improvements, and helped advance Link’s manufacturing capabilities.
“Jeff embodies our spirit of outperforming for our customers. He has been instrumental in further strengthening Link’s reputation for quality and dependability,” explained Jim Huls, president of Link. “Jeff’s proven leadership allows us to deliver exceptional value to our customers as we work to achieve our goals of improving our industry-leading lead times, reducing waste, and providing challenging and rewarding careers for our employees.”
Prior to joining Link, Vierkant gained more than twenty years of operational experience in manufacturing and human resources throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Southwest Minnesota State University, and an MBA from the University of Iowa.
About Link Manufacturing, Ltd
Link® develops and manufactures a variety of suspension systems specially engineered to address the unique needs of commercial vehicles and equipment. For over 35 years, Link has been driven to outperform as the Worldwide Leader in heavy duty truck cab air suspensions marketed under the brand name Cabmate®. US-based Link Manufacturing is an ISO 9001, ISO/TS 16949 (Quality) and ISO 14001 (EMS) certified company whose primary products include cab, chassis and auxiliary suspensions. Canadian-based Link Suspensions of Canada is an ISO 9001 certified company whose primary products include heavy vocational and off highway chassis suspensions. Link also makes specialty products such as tire pressure equalization systems, ramps, and other products designed to enhance the productivity of commercial vehicles. For more information, visit www.linkmfg.com