Jergens Inc. announces GM’s retirement, promotion to fill job

Bob Rubenstahl

Jergens Inc. general manager Bob Rubenstahl announced his retirement after seven years of directing the division, which includes the workholding solutions group, specialty fasteners group, and lifting solutions group. Two years earlier, Rubenstahl was the manager of the workholding solutions group.

“We are going to miss Bob around here,” said Jack Schron Jr., president of Jergens, Inc. “In addition to his leadership, he has always brought a lot of enthusiasm and personality to the job. That’s something that comes from an experienced and confident person. We wish him the very best in his retirement.”

Rubenstahl joined Jergens with a robust career already in place. Previously, he had served in various senior management positions for Kennametal, as CEO of LMT-Fette, and CEO of Command Tooling Systems — in total, more than 35 years of experience in both international and domestic manufacturing and distribution environments.

“I’ve loved every minute of my career and the spectacular people I met have provided me with lifetime friendships. I’m really looking forward to spending more time with my family, and ready to pass the torch at Jergens to leaders who will continue to grow the business,” Rubenstahl said.

Matt Schron

Jergens named Matt Schron to succeed Rubenstahl as general manager. Since 2007, he has been the general manager for Jergens Industrial Supply (JIS), the company’s dedicated, large-scale technical distributor of metalworking products that represents more than 300 top manufacturers in the United States. In his 18-year career at Jergens, he has also worked in three of the four divisions for Jergens, including numerous positions in marketing, product management, and sales. He attended Ohio University, graduating with a B.S. in marketing with sales certification.  He graduated from Cleveland State University with an MBA in 2007.

“We are all very enthusiastic about Matt taking on this lead position,” said outgoing general manager Rubenstahl. “Matt is very well-qualified and experienced and will no doubt continue the spirit of innovation in product development as well as providing solutions for our customers.”