The Wagner Companies announced the hiring of Michael Dover as the company’s new president. Dover, who joins the executive team effective today, assumes the position previously held by Rick Kettler who retired after an 18-year career with the company and a nine-year tenure as president. Bob Wagner remains in the role of CEO.

Dover brings 26 years of extensive manufacturing, sales and marketing experience to the company. For the last 10 years, he served as president of Scan-Pac Manufacturing, a producer of industrial friction products targeting the drilling, mining, agricultural and transportation industries. Previously he worked at Precision Industries Corporation, where he served in various leadership and management positions for over a decade. He has developed, implemented and maintained innovative procedures to drive company growth, aid the supply-chain, and identify strategies for sustained improvement.

“Mike has the experience and skillset to effectively lead our company into the next era,” said Wagner. “He has a proven track record in manufacturing and understands the critical importance of building upon our established reputation of delivering the highest levels of product quality, innovation and service.”

“It is with great enthusiasm that I accept this opportunity,” said Dover. “We are solidly positioned for ongoing growth both in the architectural and industrial markets, and I look forward to building upon the company’s established success.”

Dover attended Florida State University where he majored in biology with an interdisciplinary minor in chemistry, physics and mathematics. He also received a bachelor degree in business administration and a minor in marketing from Marian College, in addition to an MBA from Marquette University with a focus on finance, accounting and international business.