Trans-Matic Manufacturing Company Expands Sales Team With New Hires

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  • Holland-Grand Haven, MI (1888PressRelease) August 17, 2011 - Trans-Matic Manufacturing Company, a world leader in metal stamping and manufacturing of precision deep drawn components and assemblies, is pleased to announce the expansion of their professional sales team with the hiring of Leif Haugen and Jeff Gras as Account Managers. Mr. Haugen and Mr. Gras will be involved in the continuance of relationships with Trans-Matic's list of existing customers, but will also provide the company with opportunities for the development of new customers.

    Trans-Matic specializes in deep drawn metal stampings to serve a variety of industries ranging from automotive and appliances to office furniture and lighting. In order to provide the best customer service possible, Trans-Matic has built a team of professionals with decades of experience and a broad range of knowledge across all industries served by the company. Account Managers at Trans-Matic possess technical knowledge and skill, a capacity for detailed project management, attention to the financial elements of each account, and superior communication and sales skills. With the addition of Leif Haugen and Jeff Gras to the staff, the company has gained valuable industry knowledge and experience to further company growth.

    New Hire Biographies

    Leif Haugen, Account Manager
    Joined the Trans-Matic Team on June 1, 2011
    Leif Haugen is a graduate of Northern Iowa University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing. Leif also holds a certificate in Executive Management from the University of Notre Dame. Leif has extensive experience in the automotive industry, serving for 19 years as a Senior Account Manager at Donnelly Corporation in Holland (now Magna Donnelly), where he developed relationships with GM, Chrysler, AGC, Brose, International Bus, and several other customers. In recent years, Leif furthered his industry and sales experience with positions at Scherdel in Muskegon, Michigan (division of the Scherdel Group, a global supplier of engineered stampings, springs, and wire forms) and Soundoff Signal in Hudsonville, Michigan (manufacturer of quality LED lighting and safety products for emergency, bus and commercial vehicles). Trans-Matic customers will benefit from Leif's extensive experience and knowledge across a variety of industries.

    Jeff Gras, Account Manager
    Joined the Trans-Matic Team on June 6, 2011
    Jeff Gras has a Bachelors Degree in Industrial Technology from Baker College. After many years of building an impressive knowledge base in the automotive and stamping industries, Jeff is returning to Trans-Matic where he actually began his career as a tool designer. Jeff has also been employed by Prince Corporation (now Johnson Controls) in Holland, MI with responsibilities across many departments including roles in design, engineering, and sales. More recently, Jeff worked as a Sales Account Manager at Gill Industries in Grand Rapids, MI where he increased his solid stamping experience. Customers at Trans-Matic will find Jeff's technical and commercial skills to be a beneficial resource.

    Trans-Matic Manufacturing Company is a globally focused manufacturer that provides world-class precision deep drawn metal stamping. The company was founded in 1968 by Pat Thompson in Holland, Michigan and now has expanded to include a satellite company in Mesa, Arizona and a wholly owned foreign enterprise in Suzhou, China. The company offers a variety of metal stamping services at their state-of-the-art facilities. Trans-Matic is a proud member of the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) and is TS16949 and ISO14001 certified at all their manufacturing plants. For more information about Trans-Matic Manufacturing Company, contact 616-820-2500 or visit

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