Mayville Engineering Company (NYSE: MEC, the “Company” or “MEC”), a leading U.S.-based value-added manufacturing partner that provides a full suite of services from concept to production, today announced the appointment of Rachele Lehr as the Chief Human Resources Officer, effective March 13, 2023. Lehr will report directly to President and Chief Executive Officer, Jag Reddy, and will lead the Company’s Human Resources strategy, including, talent acquisition, talent development, total rewards, change management, employee engagement, and improvement of the overall HR operating system.
Lehr brings to MEC a decade of human resource leadership experience within the machinery and manufacturing industry. Throughout her career, Lehr has been integral in leading strategic transformations within large manufacturing organizations.
“We are pleased to welcome Rachele to MEC’s executive leadership team,” said Jag Reddy, President and CEO of Mayville Engineering Company. “Rachele is an experienced executive with a track record of building and leading impactful teams in both Human Resources and other functions. She will play a crucial role in improving the recruitment and retention of critical talent and will drive strategic transformation, as we execute MEC’s long-term growth strategy.”
“I am excited to join the MEC team during this period of strategic business transformation,” stated Lehr. “MEC is a high-performance, employee-driven organization, with a team committed to long-term value creation. I look forward to contributing to this next phase of organizational growth.”
Previously, Lehr was the Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Administration for Briggs & Stratton. She spent nearly 15 years at Briggs & Stratton, joining as a member of the internal audit team in 2008 followed by finance and human resources roles of increasing scope and complexity. In 2015 Lehr became the Vice President of Human Resources where she led a strategic transformation and alignment of the HR function, which included succession planning, implementation of performance-based compensation structures, human resources information systems and other associated process improvements. Prior to joining Briggs & Stratton, Lehr was a Sales Controller for Bar-S Foods from 2005 to 2008. Lehr began her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP in 1999 where she held various roles in the firm’s audit practice working with multi-national and domestic organizations across a variety of different industries.
Ms. Lehr holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Major in Accounting from Marquette University.