TigerStop LLC has hired Rakesh Sridharan, formerly of the Leatherman Tool Group, as the company’s new CEO of worldwide operations.

Rakesh Sridharan.

Sridharan comes to TigerStop from Leatherman Tool Group, where he most recently serves as president of Germany-based LED LENSER, a subsidiary of Leatherman Tool Group. Prior to that, Sridharan worked for Toro Company of Bloomington, Minn., a  maker of lawn care equipment. Sridharan was responsible for starting Toro’s first foreign operations in Mexico and within four years, the operation covered over half a million square feet and employed nearly 3,000 personnel.

“2016 was our strongest year in our 21-year history,” said TigerStop’s founder, Spencer Dick. “Rakesh has come aboard at just the right time to help guide our tremendous growth, ensuring that TigerStop continues to provide exceptional products and service on all fronts. We feel very lucky that someone with Rakesh’s skills, experiences and past successes has chosen to join TigerStop.”

Sridharan holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering, a Master’s Degree in Manufacturing Management, and a Master’s in Business Administration. He has concentrated on lean manufacturing technologies during his career.

“I am honored and privileged to join the TigerStop team and continue the mission, vision and values of founder Spencer Dick,” said Sridharan. “I’m excited to work with TigerStop’s leaders, talented employees and dedicated partners in the U.S. and around the world to create greater value. I look forward to working on strategies to grow the company, continuing to innovate new products and better serving our customers.”

 

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