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Ronald D. Kuehl II named President of Polydeck, Peter Freissle to serve as CEO

by Meredith Rigdon

Polydeck Screen Corporation, a global leader in manufacturing synthetic screen media and accessories for the mining, energy and industrial and aggregate industries, has announced the promotion of Ronald D. Kuehl II to the role of President.

Prior to the announcement, Kuehl served as Executive Vice President of Polydeck since 2017 after joining the company in 2010. His most recent role with Polydeck focused on advancing the global expansion of the company and research and development. The announcement is a result of Polydeck’s continued growth in its markets and its progress as the global leader in screen media.

Kuehl will lead the company as Freissle continues as acting CEO. Kuehl’s role as President will focus on profitable growth, strategic leadership for all employees, commercial, financial and operational initiatives worldwide, and continually mentoring Polydeck’s leadership team.

Freissle will focus on the overall strategic direction of Polydeck, Research & Development initiatives and ministry involvement in His Way at Work and other Non-Profits.

Kuehl stated, “I’m honored to be stepping into the position of President and to continue the legacy of innovation, excellence, and customer focus that has built Polydeck into the synthetic screen media leader it is today. Polydeck’s vision and values are core to our success, and I am committed to supporting and furthering our mission with the support of my team and the entire Polydeck Family. We are truly stronger than we have ever been, and I am humbled to have the opportunity to lead us to the future.”

Freissle stated, “I look forward to working together with Ron in his new role and I am excited to support him as he uses his enthusiasm, energy and experience to continue to fulfill Polydeck’s vision of serving our customers and stakeholders with excellence, continuing to grow profitably so that we can care for more people in a way that honors God, while maintaining our position as the leader in our industries.”

Kuehl brings with him 25 years of experience in screening, going as far back as his first summer job at a quarry—as a University of Wisconsin student shaking rocks in a batch plant test lab—to his most recent 11 year tenure at Polydeck. Kuehl holds an MBA from the University of South Carolina (Summa Cum Laude) and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin. He is also certified in Management Development.

Kuehl is passionate about ensuring every Polydeck employee understands the purpose and heart of the company and spends his time away from work sponsoring children in Nicaragua through Chosen Children Ministries, supporting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and participating in his church worship team as the drummer. Kuehl is a devoted husband and father to four children.

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