St.Louis headquartered, Baldwin Technology has appointed Joe Kline as the new President and CEO, effective January 17, 2020.
Baldwin specializes in engineering and manufacturing solutions for printing, packaging & converting, textile production, film extrusion, and other industrial applications.
Acting CEO to continue as the Chairman
Acting CEO, Kyle Chapman will continue as Baldwin’s Chairman, and devote greater focus to BW Forsyth Partners’ rapidly expanding portfolio. In 2012, Forsyth acquired then-public Baldwin and took it private.
Announcing the new CEO’s appointment, outgoing Chapman said,
“After a rigorous search and vetting process, it became apparent that Joe is a perfect fit, with the vision and flexibility to lead Baldwin and to take advantage of the significant opportunity we have to serve the industry, Joe is a seasoned leader who is highly people-focused—which fits perfectly into both our corporate culture, and into building long-term positive relationships with customers.”
Joe Kline brings extensive leadership experience
Before joining Baldwin, Kline had served as the president of a division in Eaton’s electrical sector. His experience also includes commercial leadership roles at Eaton, Duke Manufacturing and Emerson. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Ohio University and a Master of Business Administration in international business from Saint Louis University.
“Joe is a proven business leader with a robust track record of identifying and developing growth opportunities through his strong commercial orientation, He will help us get closer to our customers. I’m excited about the innovative solutions that he will help us develop and grow to support our customers as they further unlock their potential, said Chapman.”
On his appointment as CEO of Baldwin, Kline said,
“Baldwin has an impressive and growing collection of connected technologies under one roof, and I’m excited to partner with our global organization to bring these comprehensive solutions to our global markets and customers. I look forward to engaging with our customers around the world to strengthen our product and service capabilities, and to build upon Baldwin’s rich heritage of delivering product and service solutions that help our customers improve their operations.”