Helac Corporation Promotes Bill Power to President

Enumclaw, Wash.-based Helac Corporation, a manufacturer of hydraulic rotary actuators and construction equipment attachments, has promoted Bill Power from chief operating officer to president. Power’s promotion to president after his two year tenure at Helac includes additional leadership responsibilities with a stronger emphasis on operations, market and product development, and customer service.

“Bill has become a critical asset to Helac in a very short time,” said Dean Weyer, CEO. “He has guided Helac through the economic downturn and simultaneously continued to lay the foundation for long-term growth by taking care of our customers first, running a lean organization, and developing new products our markets need and want. I look forward to working together with Bill to ensure our customers continue to receive outstanding service and technology advancements from Helac Corporation.”

Since joining Helac in August of 2007, Power has helped guide Helac through the current economic challenges while maintaining a positive cash flow and quickly returning Helac to profitability. He has also led the management team through key initiatives to lay the foundation for future growth, including talent development, market driven planning, new product development, and LEAN manufacturing.

Power brings 30 years of experience in the fluid handling industry, including 16 years as the general manager for Parker Hannifin Corporation in their Zenith Pump and Hydraulic Pump/Motor Divisions. He has sold directly to OEMs and distributors in mobile markets such as agriculture, construction, ground care, forestry and aerial work platform throughout Europe, Asia and South America.