Hainbuch America Corporation has announced that James Woods has been appointed president for its Germantown, Wisconsin based company. Woods previously served as vice president of sales for Hainbuch America. An executive in the machine tool industry for 23 years, Woods served as the president and CEO of a $50 million, 250 employee company beginning in 1997. After successfully negotiating the sale of the business to a private investment group in 2005, he remained as CEO through 2008 to transition the business to the new ownership group.
Since 2009 Woods has been a member of The CEO Advantage professional community, assisting businesses achieve superior results by developing a process based approach to aligning their people; attaining clarity of purpose and direction; and implementing their strategy with discipline. He has worked with leadership teams throughout the eastern United States in a wide variety of industries including banking, home building, software, manufacturing, health benefit administration, medical device development, mortgage, information technology and not for profit organizations.
Woods serves on numerous corporate and charitable boards including as the past chair of the Chelsea Community Hospital Board of Trustees; as a member of the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Board of Trustees and as a member of the Chelsea–area Wellness Foundation Board of Trustees. He holds a degree in Business Management from Eastern Michigan University and is a graduate of the Michigan Health and Hospital Association’s Excellence in Governance Fellowship.