Jergens Inc. Announces Retirement Of General Manager, Bob Rubenstahl

Jergens’ General Manager, Bob Rubenstahl, announced his retirement after seven years of successfully directing the entire division. This includes the Workholding Solutions Group, Specialty Fasteners Group, and Lifting Solutions Group. For two years prior, Mr. Rubenstahl was the Manager of the Workholding Solutions Group.

“We are going to miss Bob around here”, says Jack Schron Jr., President of Jergens, Inc. “In addition to his leadership, he has always brought a lot of enthusiasm and personality to the job. That’s something that comes from an experienced and confident person. We wish him the very best in his retirement”, Schron continued.

Mr. Rubenstahl joined Jergens with a robust career already in full swing. Previously he had various senior management positions for Kennametal, served as CEO of LMT-Fette, and CEO of Command Tooling Systems. In total, over 35 years of experience in both international and domestic manufacturing and distribution environments.

Bob and his wife Pam will focus on doing what they love – spending time with their two married sons and granddaughter Emma, also golfing and travel. Above all “I’ve loved every minute of my career and the spectacular people I met have provided me with lifetime friendships.  I’m really looking forward to spending more time with my family, and ready to pass the torch at Jergens to leaders who will continue to grow the business.”  Remarked Bob.

Jergens Inc. Appoints Matt Schron as New General Manager

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Matt Schron

Matt Schron will succeed Bob Rubenstahl as the next General Manager. As the new GM, Mr. Schron will have responsibility for Jergens – Workholding Solutions, Lifting Solutions and Specialty Fasteners businesses.

Since 2007, Matt has been the General Manager for Jergens Industrial Supply (JIS), the company’s dedicated, large-scale technical distributor of metalworking products that represents more than 300 top manufacturers in the United States. In his 18-year career at Jergens, Matt has also worked in three of the four division for Jergens, including numerous positions in marketing, product management and sales.

“We are all very enthusiastic about Matt taking on this lead position”, says Bob Rubenstahl, the company’s previous General Manager (upon announcing his retirement after nearly seven years in the position). “Matt is very well-qualified and experienced and will no doubt continue the spirit of innovation in product development as well as providing solutions for our customers”, Rubenstahl continued.

Before joining Jergens, Mr. Schron attended Ohio University, graduating with a B.S in Marketing with Sales Certification.  Continuing his education at Cleveland State University, he graduated with an MBA in 2007 before joining the company. Matt and his wife, Kelly, live in the Cleveland area with their three daughters.

About Jergens Inc.

Jergens, Inc. is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company committed to helping its customers achieve leaner, more profitable manufacturing, and continues to add products and engineered solutions for an integrated approach to “Manufacturing Efficiency”.

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