Anoka, Minnesota: Mate Precision Tooling, a world-leading manufacturer of CNC punch press tooling, announces the appointment of Frank Baeumler to the position of Vice President of Business Development.
Kevin Nicholson, President of Mate Precision Tooling, stated that “Mr. Baeumler’s appointment to this newly created position will open new directions and growth opportunities for Mate. He will lead the effort to identify complementary business segments for Mate where we can apply the skills and techniques that make Mate an industry leader. These new segments will provide diversification and growth into new product families, customer groups and markets.”
“Mr. Baeumler’s background and success in leading Mate’s German manufacturing operations and international marketing department ideally qualify him for this important position,” stated Mr. Nicholson. “His global network of contacts and substantial manufacturing experience will guide Mate’s successful future business development process.”
Born in Nuremberg, Germany and fluent in German, Mr. Baeumler most recently was Vice President European Operations and Managing Director of Mate Precision Tooling GmbH. During his six years in these positions, he expanded and moved the operations into new facilities in Oberursel, Germany. He developed new systems that utilize and combine the strengths of both Mate USA and Mate Germany to better serve all of Europe and the worldwide precision sheet metal market.
Prior to his position in Germany, Mr. Baeumler was Mate’s International Marketing Manager for 11 years. During his 23-year tenure with Mate, the company doubled in sales volume and expanded globally with presence in virtually all manufacturing markets worldwide.
Prior to joining Mate, Mr. Baeumler was Education Coordinator with the Minnesota Trade Office, State of Minnesota Department of Economic Development for 4 years, and was head coach of the British Royal Navy Alpine Ski Team for 2 years.
Mr. Baeumler holds a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Wisconsin and an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Wyoming. He served as board member of the Minnesota U.S. Export Assistance Center, as board member of the Minnesota World Trade Organization including one term as President, and served on committees of the Association for Manufacturing Technology.