Century Tool and Gage, a composites tooling specialist, has appointed Robert Rich as president of its compression moldmaking operations and secondary tooling operations, CTG Bel-Kur, located in Temperance, Mich. Rich is responsible for overall operations of both facilities including staff development and business strategies that will help leverage the joint capability to create new business opportunity and market expansion. Rich, with 30 years of manufacturing, engineering and sales experience, was chosen for this dual position given his successful track record in identifying opportunity and developing strategies that result in new business while supporting growth within existing markets.
Before joining Century and CTG Bel-Kur, Rich served as vice president of Schuler Incorporated’s hydroforming division in Canton, Mich., responsible for overseeing all technical and production aspects of the business; as director at Coldwater Machine Company (Coldwater, Ohio), responsible for new business development; and, most recently, as president of BCN Technical Services (Hasting, Mich.), an aftermarket stamping press company. Rich is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) and the Center for Automotive Research (CAR). He holds a bachelor of science degree from Aquinas College (Grand Rapids, Mich.), supported by engineering coursework at Lawrence Institute of Technology (Southfield, Mich.).