Wilcox Industries Founder Speaks at UNH CEO Forum Jan. 23

Wilcox Industries Founder Speaks at UNH CEO Forum Jan. 23

Thursday, January 09, 2014
Jim Teetzel

Jim Teetzel, founder of Wilcox Industries, will speak at the next meeting of the UNH CEO Forum Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014.

 

Jim Teetzel, founder of Wilcox Industries, will speak at the next meeting of the UNH CEO Forum Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at 9 a.m. The program begins at 8 a.m. in Huddleston Hall with coffee and networking, with a full breakfast at 8:30 a.m. 

Teetzel will discuss the background, history and philosophy of his Newington-based company and share techniques he uses in the management of capital, equipment and research and development.

Teetzel founded Wilcox Industries in 1978 to provide manufacturing services to the aerospace, medical, and defense industries. Raytheon Missile Systems, GE Aircraft Engines, Textron Lycoming, and Johnson & Johnson were among its first customers.

In 1992, the company began developing its own product line, initially inventing an integrated laser system for a handgun adapted by the U.S. Navy. The product line evolved into a diverse complement of tactical equipment that would be by the U.S. Special Forces.

Teetzel holds numerous patents relating to the defense industry. He attended the Wentworth Institute of Technology where he studied mechanical engineering. 

Upcoming speakers at the UNH CEO Forum include:

    • Thursday, March 13, 2014, Joseph Faro, CEO, Tuscan Brands
    • Thursday, April 17, 2014, Gene Geiger, owner and CEO, The Geiger Group

Initiated in 1997, the UNH CEO Forum is an outreach program of the UNH Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics serving CEOs, presidents, and senior managers of companies in northern New England. The forum provides its members with opportunities to meet and exchange ideas with their peers in business and industry in an informal setting. The UNH CEO Forum is sponsored by the law firm of Pierce Atwood, Optima Bank and Trust, Sprague Operating Resources, and Crystalvision. For more information about the CEO Forum, visit http://www.unh-ceoforum.org/.

To register or become a member of the UNH CEO Forum, contact Barbara Draper at 2-1107, or barbara.draper@unh.edu. The event is free to members and $49 for first-time attendees.