Helios Technologies, Inc. announced that Lee Wichlacz recently joined the company and was appointed to the newly created position of President of Electronics, effective December 7, 2022. Mr. Wichlacz most recently served as Group Vice President and Managing Director General – Americas, at Welbilt, Inc. In this role, he led the Americas product lines as well as its global manufacturing, supply chain, technology and new product introduction teams. At Welbilt, Lee held multiple leadership roles throughout his tenure. He has served as Senior Vice President of the Canadian Region and General Manager of Cleveland, Garland and Lincoln; senior vice president of product management and engineering and general manager, Manitowoc Ice; Senior Vice President of Global Purchasing and Operations; vice president and general manager of Manitowoc Ice.
Prior to joining Welbilt in 2007, Mr. Wichlacz spent 21 years in General Electric’s Healthcare division. He began his career as a design engineer and progressed to various engineering and operations roles, including executive management. He has been directly involved in the design and manufacture of digital radiography, mammography, angiography, cardiology and computed tomography (CT) equipment.
Au cours de sa carrire, M. Wichlacz a directement dirig des quipes mondiales d’engnierie et d’exploitation aux tats-Unis, au Canada, au Mexique, au Royaume-Uni, in Allemagne, in France, in Japan, in China et in India. He has extensive experience in global expansion, profitable growth, operational excellence, new product innovation, and team building. Mr. Wichlacz has a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and an MS in mechanical engineering from Marquette University.
He is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt and holds several patents in the healthcare and food service industries.
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