Morbark, the Winn, Mich., manufacturer of equipment used in the forestry, recycling, tree care, landscaping, sawmill and biomass markets, has announced the appointment of David Herr as chief executive officer. Herr is a member of the current Morbark board of directors and replaces Dan Ruskin, who resigned due to health issues.
Herr has more than 30 years of experience in operations, supply chain management and executive management with major companies, including Navistar, GE Aircraft Engines and BAE Systems. In his most recent role as executive vice president at BAE Systems, he was responsible for one of the largest government service sectors in the U.S. with over 19,000 employees. He also currently serves as a board member for MHI Holdings, a ship repair contractor for the U.S. Navy.
Herr has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from St. Francis College, in Fort Wayne, Ind., and Master of Business Administration degree from Northern Kentucky University.