MAYVILLE, Wis. — Mayville Engineering Company, the parent company of Defiance Metal Products, announced two senior management promotions that are effective immediately.

Ryan Raber has been promoted to executive vice president strategy, sales and marketing, while Steve Mance has been promoted to chief operating officer.

Raber will continue to lead the sales and marketing functions, refining the sales, quotation and planning process and ensuring MEC’s market diversity remains strong. In the strategy role, Raber will be responsible for the development of strategic planning, analyzing market dynamics, competitive intelligence, measuring performance. Raber joined the company in 2009, and has served in several sales and marketing roles of increasing responsibility, serving in operational leadership roles and facilitating the MEC strategic planning process.

“This promotion recognizes Ryan’s continued growth at MEC, his outstanding business acumen, and his knowledge of and contributions to our business. This is the well-deserved natural step in his ongoing leadership development,” said Robert Kamphuis, chairman,president, and chief executive officer.

In this role, Mance will be responsible for maximizing operating performance and driving the company’s ability to utilize agility, adaptability and (re)alignment of manufacturing capacities to support the demand dynamics of MEC’s diverse customer base. Prior to joining MEC in 2018, Mance had led Defiance Metal Products (DMP) for eight years.

Kamphuis explained, “Steve’s 35 years of successful leadership in industrial companies makes him the ideal fit for the COO role at MEC. With the integration of DMP on track, and firmly entrenched as part of the MEC family, we are confident he will help us discover new synergies within the expanded business and continue to advance the long-term growth prospects of the company.”

“Overall, these strategic moves, plus a number of additional related promotions and role changes, will streamline and focus MEC’s framework, allowing us to continue to grow, enhance our position as the market leader in our business, promote leadership growth and development, and most importantly, further enhance shareholder value,” added Kamphuis.

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