Doug Woods has been named president of Parlec Inc. (www.parlec.com), a manufacturer of tooling, workholding and presetting equipment.
Previously, Woods was the president of Parlec International. He now will be responsible for Parlec’s sales, engineering, manufacturing and operations worldwide, while maintaining many of his duties in the company’s offices in the United Kingdom and China.
Michael Nuccitelli, the former president and chief operating officer of Parlec Inc., will continue his duties as chief executive officer.
Nuccitelli will adjust his role to take a more strategic approach to the research and development of new products and markets, and also will focus on enhancing global alliances and partnerships and the further expansion of Parlec’s global operations, including a facility in India by 2009. Nuccitelli also will manage new product launches in 2008, including the company’s new precision boring system, shrinkset presetter, workholding vise and highspeed tooling products.
Since joining Parlec about two years ago as president of Parlec International, Woods played a critical in role in growing international sales — Europe by 20 percent and China by 97 percent; and managed the addition of four new regional sales offices in China, broadening the operations and management team to support planned future growth, and developing six new European distributors and a strategic partnering arrangement with Mahr for technology sharing and presetter sales and support.
A graduate of Syracuse University with a bachelors degree in business, Woods is the past chairman of the board of the Association for Manufacturing Technology. He is also active in the National Tooling & Machining Association where he has chaired the Global Marketing Committee, and he is the past president of the Rochester Chapter of the NTMA.