American Time Names George Wilkes President

experience in leadership, manufacturing and sales will help continue company growth and capitalize on new opportunities.

Dassel, Minn. (May 18, 2015)—American Time, a market leader in integrated time solutions for education, healthcare, government and manufacturing organizations, announced that it has named George Wilkes president. A long-time executive leader with experience in strategic planning, manufacturing, operations, sales and service, Wilkes brings a strong background and complementary skills to help American Time continue to expand its reach in new markets and capitalize on new opportunities.

Wilkes was most recently executive vice president of operations at Bang Printing in Brainerd. He was responsible for overseeing all company operations, including plants in Ohio and California. He spent more than 20 years at Quebecor World/Quad Graphics, where he served as vice president and general manager of the St. Cloud division. Wilkes has implemented a variety of operational and manufacturing strategies, as well as developed strategic plans that drive bottom-line results and customer satisfaction. 

“George has a history of building strong teams that deliver results,” said Jeff Baumgartner, American Time CEO. “His experience makes him a great fit for American Time as we continue our growth trajectory. I am thrilled to have him on board.”

“American Time has had huge successes while keeping its values rooted in rural Minnesota,” said Wilkes. “The sense of pride here is contagious; we’re developing new products, we’re on solid financial ground and we have great customers. I’m very excited about our future.”  

Wilkes served for seven years on the United Way of Central Minnesota’s board of directors, including two years as board chair. He earned a business administration degree, with a major in finance, from St. Cloud State University.

About American Time 
From clock parts for the White House to complete timekeeping systems for the largest corporations in the world to a presence in half of the K-12 districts in the U.S., American Time is the recognized leader in the manufacturing of integrated, custom timekeeping systems and accessories. It offers Wi-Fi network clocks, Power over Ethernet (PoE) clocks, battery and digital clocks, as well as a master controller clock with the ability to run on a legacy wired system concurrently with a new wireless clock system.

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