On Sunday, April 2, 2017
Advanced Heat Treat Corp. is pleased to announce the appointment of Mikel Woods as President effective immediately. Mr. Woods previously served as Senior Vice President and has been with AHT since 2005.
Gary Sharp will be stepping down as President but will remain active in the company and will continue to serve as CEO and Owner. "Mikel has been leading AHT since I semi-retired and has taken the responsibility of all of the day-to-day issues," said Mr. Sharp. "In his role as President, he will continue to coordinate the major functions of the business. His results-oriented approach, problem solving, sound business judgment and ability to think strategically will play a pivotal role in extending our track record of servicing our customers with UltraGlowing results, while helping us continue to grow.”
Under Woods’ leadership, Advanced Heat Treat Corp. has maintained its position as a worldwide leader in nitriding, with locations in Iowa, Alabama and Michigan. Service offerings have been expanded to include UltraOx® for corrosion resistance, which has benefited numerous industries ranging from firearms to oil & gas. He has also been instrumental in refocusing the leadership team to follow Traction key principles, to name a few of his accomplishments.
"Advanced Heat Treat Corp. is at the forefront of heat treating services. Successful companies turn to AHT on a daily basis to find answers to their toughest surface treatment issues," said Woods. "I am excited to be part of the AHT family, building on AHT’s well-known processes and continued partnership. Working with our customers from the conceptual stage to production, we strive to maximize product value and performance. With the need for materials to hold up under tough conditions, more and more enterprises require the capability and service that AHT delivers and I’m proud to be part of that. I look forward to leading the AHT family with the core values that Gary has instilled in every one of us and hope to make him proud.”
Prior to AHT, Mr. Woods held several leadership positions at HUSCO International, the leader in developing hydraulic and electro-hydraulic control systems for mobile equipment applications, serving as Program Manager, Accounting & Financial Reporting Manager and Senior Financial Analyst for the Industrial Products Division.
Woods earned his Bachelor's in Accounting from The University of Iowa and Executive M.B.A. from University of Wisconsin. Woods resides in Cedar Falls with his wife, Nicole and three children, Connor, Derek and Nina.