Dave Strand has been named president and chief executive officer of White Deer, Penn.-based Thermal Product Solutions LLC. In March, TPS acquired East Troy-based industrial oven manufacturer Wisconsin Oven Corp., where Strand served as president and CEO.
Strand brings almost 30 years of experience in the industrial oven and furnace industry, spanning the areas of operations, service and sales, all with Wisconsin Oven. Strand will continue to serve as president and CEO of Wisconsin Oven, which is now a subsidiary of TPS.
Strand is credited with leading the evolution and growth of Wisconsin Oven from a small standard oven third-party manufacturer to a highly respected designer and manufacturer of custom and standard industrial ovens that achieves record sales regularly.
TPS manufactures industrial ovens, environmental chambers, test chambers and curing ovens under the brands BlueM, Gruenberg, Tenney, Lindberg, MPH and, most recently, Wisconsin Oven.
“This acquisition by TPS will provide great new opportunities and allow continued growth for the entire group,” Strand said at the time of the acquisition. “We are extremely excited about becoming part of the TPS family. The experience combined by all these great companies will provide expert solutions for applications in all temperature ranges.”