AFC-Holcroft is pleased to name William Disler as President & CEO, effective December, 2012. In his new position as President & CEO of AFC-Holcroft, Disler will report to Gary Dawson, formerly President & CEO of AFC-Holcroft, who retains his role as President of the Atmosphere Group which provides management services to AFC-Holcroft and other affiliated companies.
Disler was previously Executive Vice President of Sales and Engineering at AFC-Holcroft, having joined the company in 2005. He has been involved in the Heat Treatment Equipment industry since 1987, starting his tenure as an Electrical Engineer with the Holcroft Company, after graduating from Lawrence Technological University with a BSEE degree. During his 20+ year career, he has held multiple positions, including Manager of Advanced Control Systems and Far East Operations Manager. His experience includes extensive international involvement, including living in Asia for more than 2 years coordinating furnace co-builds with multiple customers and travel throughout more than 25 countries around the world while supporting sales, engineering and manufacturing activities.
AFC-Holcroft is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of heat treating furnaces. The legacy companies that comprise AFC-Holcroft have a combined 225+ years of thermal processing experience. The company manufactures turn-key heat treating systems for applications including commercial heat treating, bearings, automotive, aerospace, mining, military, aluminum heat treatment, gear manufacturing, fastener manufacturing, and alternative energy industries.
AFC-Holcroft, headquartered in the United States, has a global reach with direct sales coverage in North America and worldwide, while AFC-Holcroft Europe serves major industrial markets in Germany, France, and other European locations. AFC-Holcroft’s Asian Operations manages partners in China, India, South Korea, and other countries in the region, and the company also extends into markets in Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Poland, Russia, and Spain, through relationships with partners, many of whom have manufacturing capability.