HydraForce, the Lincolnshire, Ill., manufacturer of high performance hydraulic fluid power cartridge valves, custom manifolds and electrohydraulic controls, has announced several key changes to its management structure at the corporate level at HydraForce Inc. in the U.S. and HydraForce Ltd. in Great Britain.
Tony Casale (top right), currently executive vice president of HydraForce Inc. in Illinois, will become general manager of the U.S. company. Peter Macdonald (lower right), who served as managing director of the Great Britain operations, has been appointed to the new role of director of Global Operational Excellence. He was also named to the office of the president, joining President and CEO Jim Brizzolara, Casale and Chief Financial Officer Dave Nolan.
Succeeding Macdonald as managing director of HydraForce Ltd. in the U.K. is Tony Brown, (left) who comes to the company with a background focused on manufacturing. He has worked in senior management roles for several manufacturing firms in the aerospace, automotive, consumer goods and metals industries in France and the United Kingdom, the company said.
“These three appointments will be key factors in the continued success of HydraForce,” said Brizzolara. “Peter and Tony both have long careers at HydraForce, spanning 20 and 30 years. Their leadership and loyalty have helped our company grow into the global manufacturing operation it is today. We welcome Tony Brown, who brings additional manufacturing expertise from industries related to hydraulics.”