Robert (Bob) Baer has been announced as President and CEO of Abbott-Interfast Corporation.
With effect from 1 January 2017, Baer has responsibility for all the company’s operating units. He joined the company 25 years ago as Controller, CPA and after three years was promoted to Vice President and took responsibility for purchasing.
Baer’s responsibilities went on to Abbott’s two manufacturing plants, Quality, Warehouse/Distribution and Information Systems. Playing an instrumental role in the recent ISO Quality System Certification, Baer has also been involved with the wider fastener industry through the Mid-West Fastener Association and the Fastener Industry Coalition.
“I’m excited with the opportunity to lead Abbott-Interfast into the future,” said Baer. “We have over 68 years of history as a manufacturer, importer, publisher, innovator, and distributor with a diverse network of our own companies. We currently are in the final stages of upgrading both our hardware and software to facilitate aggressive growth plans. In addition, our manufacturing plant recently installed a new CNC machine with plans to add additional capacity as we expand our customer base and manufacturing capabilities.”
Founded in 1948, Abbott-Interfast Corporation is a privately-owned firm supplying screw machined products, assemblies, fasteners and plastic knobs. Based in Wheeling, Illinois, the company supplies the US and global customers from its 5 acre, 100,000 sq ft facility.