MONTPELIER, Ohio – CK Technologies, LLC (CKT), a leading supplier to the commercial truck and bus industry, and a unit of Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Cascade Engineering, today announced the promotion of Tony Kramer to the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO). Kramer will be responsible for the continued success of CK Technologies as it strives towards long-term goals of being a Triple Bottom Line Company focused on People, Planet and Profit. He will report to CKT’s President, Christina Keller.
Kramer joined CKT in 2007 as an Account Manager, overseeing one of CKT’s key accounts, Navistar. In 2009, he was promoted to Commercial Director, managing CKT’s account management team, and eventually program management and cost estimating. He was promoted to Vice President of Commercial in 2013.
Kramer has 20 years in the plastics industry, serving as a product manager, plant manager, sales and marketing manager, and general manager, in custom rotational molding, vacuum forming, and injection molding. His industry experience includes automotive, recreational, marine, agricultural, industrial, packaging, medical, and highway safety applications.
A 1992 graduate of Indiana University (Bloomington), Kramer holds a bachelor’s degree with concentrations in business, history, and speech communication. He resides in South Bend, Indiana, with his wife Ruth and their three children, Sam (15), Anthony (12), and Luisa (11).