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STEELASTIC® Names New President

CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH – Nov. 21, 2019. STEELASTIC has named Jim Vogel as its new President.

Jim is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and served 8 years on active duty in the U.S. Army. He has more than 20 years of commercial and leadership experience. Jim most recently worked for General Electric where he was the General Manager for two business units over the last 8 years.

“We believe that with Jim’s years of capital equipment experience and his commercial background, he will be an excellent fit for the STEELASTIC brand,” said Barb Philibert, President & CEO of Pettibone, LLC., a division of Heico, STEELASTIC’s parent company.

Jim replaces STEELASTIC’s former president, Ian Dennis. Ian will remain with Heico, transitioning to England in 2020 as Operational Excellence Project Manager.



Founded in 1970, The STEELASTIC Co., LLC is the leading designer and manufacturer of extrusion-based systems for manufacturing belt, cap strip, inner liner, and apex components for passenger, truck, bus, off road, aircraft and motorcycle tires. STEELASTIC is fueling the “Go Calenderless” revolution in the tire-making industry, allowing tire makers to now profitably manufacture shorter runs of multiple SKUs. Today, STEELASTIC has over 900 systems operating in more than 55 countries around the world. STEELASTIC has been owned by Heico Companies LLC since 1998. Chicago-based Heico is a privately held business with a portfolio of more than 50 companies worldwide representing engineered components, specialty equipment, construction and industrial services and steel products.