Dynabrade Inc. announced that effective Feb. 29th, Ned T. Librock will retire as company president. Librock joined Dynabrade in 2006 as director of marketing, and was appointed president in 2011. Previously, Librock was vice president of sales and marketing for Columbus McKinnon.
“I’ve had an extremely rewarding career of 35 years in the industry, and feel fortunate and humble to retire from such a fine organization as Dynabrade,” said Librock. “The company has a vision for the future, dedicated longterm global employees, a strong senior management team and most importantly, loyal customers who like doing business with Dynabrade.”
Librock will remain with Dynabrade in the new role of president emeritus and advisor to the Board of Directors.
Assuming the title of Dynabrade president will be Hardy Hamann, who joined Dynabrade in 2015 as vice president of sales and marketing. Hamann has held executive positions with Walter Mayer (now JPW), Hermes Abrasives and the L.S. Starrett Company.
“I’m honored to assume the role of company president,” said Hamann. “I’ve known for many years that Dynabrade is a recognized leader in the abrasive power tool industry. Within days of joining the company, the reasons were obvious. Our people are easy to do business with and committed to delighting the customer. We have a sales team of application experts who are end-user focused. Our engineering and manufacturing people are experienced craftsmen. Everyone works as a team with the shared goal of demonstrating ‘The Dynabrade Difference.’”