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CORE’s Prototek Sheetmetal Fabrication appoints CEO

Prototek Sheetmetal Fabrication (Prototek), a portfolio company of CORE Industrial Partners and a rapid prototyping service provider of CNC machined and sheet metal fabricated parts and components, has appointed William (Bill) Gress, a former Brunswick Corporation executive, as the Company’s new CEO. 

Gress joins Prototek with over 30 years of leadership experience spanning across supply chain, procurement, product development, business development and general management.  He most recently served as President of South America for the Brunswick Corporation, a global active recreation products company, where he ran Mercury Marine in South America and grew revenue above 20 PER CENT. Previously, he was President of Brunswick Latin America, holding chief P&L responsibility. Gress holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Management from the University of Illinois Springfield. 
“Bill has a demonstrated track record of successfully scaling businesses across North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America while simultaneously reducing costs and maintaining an attractive margin profile,” says TJ Chung, Chairman of the Board of Prototek and Senior Partner of CORE Industrial Partners. “Prototek is growing quickly and we believe Bill’s past leadership roles at Brunswick Corporation and his deep experience within industrial manufacturing and procurement make him the ideal candidate to continue effectively scaling the business. We look forward to bringing his decades of operational expertise to bear in order to establish Prototek as a market leader within the rapid prototyping industry.”
“I’m very excited to join the Prototek team as CEO, especially at such a critical juncture for the company, which is currently at the forefront of technological innovation within rapid prototyping,” says Gress. “Prototek has a world-class team, a highly regarded platform, and an unmatched commitment to providing the highest level of quality and innovation for its customers. I look forward to a continued partnership with CORE Industrial Partners in order to capitalise upon the numerous growth opportunities available in such a rapidly growing and dynamic industry.” 

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