Southeastern Tool & Design announces the appointment of new CEO, Paulo Portes. Mr. Portes comes from Fives Cinetic Corp., a multinational firm delivering engineering applications for the world’s largest industry players. His arrival marks the next step in the progression of Southeastern Tool & Design from a high quality fixturing and tooling engineering company to one which can fully leverage its automation capabilities to provide turnkey solutions, said officials.
“After a robust nationwide search for the right candidate, only one emerged," said Chairman of Alderman Enterprises Ben Brown. "Paulo brings the right blend of industry expertise, executive thinking, and passion to accelerate the company’s capabilities for many years to come.”
Mr. Portes has over 15 years experience in operations, engineering, project management, and sales. His experience has been primarily in the automotive industry, operating in the U.S. and European markets. Leveraging his strengths as a proven leader and strategist, Mr. Portes approaches growth with a focus on building customer relationships and a track record of establishing high-performing teams.
“I have been thoroughly impressed with the capabilities of Southeastern Tool & Design," said Mr. Portes. "Their work product is excellent and their geographic proximity to the growing manufacturing industry is uniquely compelling. I look forward to partnering with this team to build upon our existing talents and grow a platform that makes us a nationwide contender in the industry."