Stephen Ballenger Named VP of Operations at STIHL Inc.

Words: Dan KamysSTIHL Inc. welcomes Stephen Ballenger as the new VP of operations in the United States. Ballenger will be responsible for all production operations at the corporate headquarters in Virginia Beach, Va., where the company produces more than 275 models of handheld outdoor power equipment. He will direct manufacturing, engineering, materials and procurement, logistics, buildings, maintenance and quality assurance activities. [caption id="attachment_12700" align="alignnone" width="1024"]STIHL Inc. has named Stephen Ballenger as the new vice president of operations. STIHL Inc. has named Stephen Ballenger as the new vice president of operations.[/caption] Ballenger has more than 30 years of engineering and manufacturing expertise and leadership experience, most recently serving as president of Light Vehicles USA for Metalsa in Elizabethtown, Ky. Previous leadership experience includes positions at Carl Zeiss, Hella and a 15-year career with Bosch North America. Ballenger has an M.S. degree in industrial management and a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Clemson University. For more information on STIHL Inc., visit  
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