Blackmer gets new general manager

Lara Kauchak has been appointed general manager for Dover Corp’s PSG Grand Rapids (Blackmer).

Lara Kauchak.
Lara Kauchak.

Kauchak joins Blackmer from Dimplex Thermal Solutions, where she served as the company’s president, overseeing its industrial chiller business in the US, Canada and Latin America.

“Lara brings a wealth of general management and leadership experience in the general industrial and automation space, and I am excited to have her leading the Blackmer brand at our PSG Grand Rapids facility as general manager,” said Paul Twaddell, VP of Blackmer’s Industrial Business Unit. “With the ongoing construction expansion project at PSG Grand Rapids and Blackmer celebrating its 120th anniversary, it is an extremely exciting time for the brand and our facility, and Lara is the right leader for the role.”

Kauchak began her career with manufacturers like Procter & Gamble and Emerson. She holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from Vanderbilt University.

She will be based out of the PSG Grand Rapids facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.