Schuler Names New Leadership for North American HQ


CANTON —  Steve Healy is the new CEO of Schuler Inc. The newly created position encompasses a variety of roles for Healy, including president, CEO and chairman of the board at Schuler’s North American headquarters in Canton and also includes the role of chairman of the board of Bliss Clearing Niagara Technical Services in Hastings. 

Healy joins Schuler with 30 years of senior executive and international experience serving many functional roles for industry-leading companies. Most recently, he served as vice president and general manager for Otis Elevator Company, where he directed strategy and operations in Latin America from 2009 to 2013.

“This is an exciting time for the region and for Schuler,” said Healy. The North American market is a strong focus as we work to continuously improve our ability to serve customers better. Schuler is poised for growth, and I am looking forward to working with the entire team to continue the success we’re experiencing.”

Following a successful career that spanned 32 years at Schuler, former president and CEO, Tim McCaughey, will remain available to the company as vice chairman of the board until March 31, 2014, and as a member of the board until March 31, 2015.

“With the launch of our global Growing Together 2.0 program, our new corporate structure will help us become more efficient and create a foundation to maintain success and meet future challenges,” said Stefan Klebert, CEO of Schuler AG. “We must continue to focus on the needs of our customers and continuously improve our internal efficiencies to sustain the strong performance that we’ve had during the past few years.”

As the technological and global market leader in metalforming, Schuler supplies machines, production lines, dies, process know-how and services for the entire metal-working industry. Its clients include car manufacturers and suppliers, as well as companies in the household equipment, forging, energy and electrical industry. Schuler also is the market leader in minting technology.

In addition to its North American presence, the company is represented by its own facilities and sales offices in 40 nations around the world.  Earlier this year, the metalforming leader opened a vocational training center in Puebla, Mexico to develop skilled apprentices to support the growing demand for skilled trades and support manufacturing equipment such as Schuler’s modern presses in this country.