Jim Brizzolara, founder, President and CEO for HydraForce has announced the appointment of Mike Terzich as his successor in the roles of CEO and President starting July 1, 2020. Both men will be at IFPE this week.
“Mike has served on the HydraForce Board of Directors for ten years, and is intimately familiar with our mission and vision, “ said Brizzolara. “Mike is a very talented individual and I’m looking forward to witnessing the great things that he will do at HydraForce.”
Terzich comes to HydraForce after spending nearly 28 years at the Lincolnshire, Ill.-based Zebra Technologies. While at Zebra, Mike held senior vice president roles in administration, sales and marketing, and division management. He also served as director of operations for Video Corp. of America where he managed five plants in Illinois. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago and in addition to a B.A. degree in marketing, he also earned an M.B.A. at Loyola University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
When he becomes President in July, Terzich will be joined in HydraForce’s Office of the President by Tony Casale, Executive Vice President and General Manager of HydraForce Inc.; Peter Macdonald, Global Director of Corporate Excellence; and Dave Nolan, Chief Financial Officer. Brizzolara will remain at HydraForce to oversee the transition as an emeritus member of the Office of the President and will continue as a member of the Board of Directors.
HydraForce, based in Lincolnshire, IL, designs and manufactures high performance hydraulic fluid power cartridge valves, custom manifolds and electro-hydraulic controls. The company employs over 1,000 people worldwide at its operations in Chicago, IL, USA., Birmingham, England, Great Britain, and Changzhou, China.