Chad Mitts Joins MEC as VP of Strategy, Capital and Continuous Improvement

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Former Meritor Executive Joins Mayville Engineering Company - Nation's Leading Metal Fabricator

Chad Mitts

This is an outstanding opportunity for me and I can't wait to get started.

Mayville Engineering Company, Inc. (MEC) today announced that Chad Mitts has joined the firm’s senior leadership team as vice president of strategy, capital and continuous improvement. Mr. Mitts brings nearly 20 years of leadership and manufacturing experience with him.

“I’m pleased to have Chad join our team and bring his tremendous skill set and experience to our company,” said Robert Kamphuis, chairman, president and CEO of MEC. “We have a great deal of momentum with our business and Chad will help us to continue our aggressive growth plan,” Kamphuis continued.

Mr. Mitts most recently served as general manager of Meritor, Inc.’s North American Brake and Driveline business. In this role he had responsibility for over $500 million in sales with multiple domestic and international manufacturing facilities. Mitts holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University and a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois.

“I’m excited to be a part of MEC and be able to help build on the success that they’ve achieved,” Mitts said. “The unique employee-owned culture is really impressive and the teamwork at MEC is truly the foundation from which the company is built. This is an outstanding opportunity for me and I can’t wait to get started,” he continued.

Mr. Mitts will be based out of MEC’s corporate headquarters in Mayville, Wis. and he will report directly to Mr. Kamphuis.

Founded in 1945, MEC is one of the nation’s leading supply chain partners for blue chip original equipment manufacturers. The company was recently named the largest fabricator and number one on the FAB 40 list for the fourth consecutive year. For more information, news and perspectives from MEC, please visit


About Mayville Engineering Company
Headquartered in Mayville, Wis., MEC has become a manufacturing company where employee shareholders are creating outstanding value and support every day for their customers and communities in which they live and work. MEC serves the agricultural, commercial vehicle, construction, forestry, on/off road power sports vehicles, energy, military, and industrial markets. MEC’s processes include complete metal fabrication, laser and plasma cutting, stamping, forming, machining, welding, tube bending and forming, painting, polishing, brazing, cleaning, assembly and kitting, prototyping, product testing and validation, fluid level indicators, stoppers, engine tubes, suction tubes, hydraulic tubes, discharge tubes, fill tubes, high temp coatings, metal encapsulated insulation, fuel tanks, air brake tanks, air intake and exhaust systems. The firm’s core competencies include collaborative product development, design for manufacturability, engineering and design review, project management and customer service. MEC operates 16 facilities with over 2,000,000 square feet of manufacturing in Michigan, Mississippi, South Carolina, Virginia and Wisconsin. More information can be found at

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