Wilson Tool Announces Appointment of COO and Corporate Structure Changes

Chris Lawless - COO

WHITE BEAR LAKE, MINN., August 16, 2023 — Wilson Tool International, the largest independent manufacturer of tooling systems for punch presses, press brakes, and punch and die components for the stamping and tableting industries, today announces the appointment of Chris Lawless as COO and the creation of CFO and CCO roles.

Since starting in the engineering department in 1992, Chris has helped inspire a culture of continuous improvement, growing Wilson Tool and making a good company better. His efforts also provided opportunities for him — in 2002 Chris became the VP of Operations and was promoted to President in 2013. Chris received his degree in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State and an MBA in Finance with an emphasis in Venture Capitalism from the University of St. Thomas.

As Chief Operations Officer, Chris will be overseeing all global tooling operations as well as additional Wilson Tool Enterprise companies.  Chris will be focused on ensuring enterprise-wide strategic alignment, strategy, and growth — supporting Wilson Tool customers around the world with best-in-class service, quality, and delivery.

Along with the appointment of Chris Lawless as COO, Wilson Tool announces the addition of Chief Financial Officer and Chief Commercial Officer roles to their leadership structure. The Chief Commercial, Financial and Operations officers will collaborate with the CEO to set strategy, drive growth and maximize profits. Wilson Tool is currently reviewing qualified candidates for the CFO and CCO roles around the world. Interested candidates can learn more at wilsontool.com/careers.

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