Heller Appoints New CEO

Heller Group has appointed Keith Vandenkieboom Heller U.S. president and CEO, effective January 1, 2014, upon the retirement of Robert Pelachyk.

Heller Group has appointed Keith Vandenkieboom Heller U.S. president and CEO, effective January 1, 2014, upon the retirement of Robert  Pelachyk. Mr. Vandenkieboom was formerly V.P. of operations and will retain those responsibilities.

Other key managers will maintain their roles at Heller. Mr. Vandenkieboom will have the full support of Vincent Trampus, V.P. sales & proposals, and J. Scott Babyak, V.P. engineering and program management.

“In North America alone, Heller has installed more than 1,000 machine tools in the last few years, and we intend to expand, maintain and grow our ability to fully support Heller customers and help them maximize the productivity of Heller solutions over the long term,” says Manfred Maier, Heller Group COO. “Keith’s appointment will help Heller continue its progress in this very important market.”