Former Siemens Exec to Lead Pipe & Tube Machining Equipment Manufacturer

RANCHO CORDOVA, CA, May 22, 2020 /Neptune100/ — Tri Tool Inc. has selected Chris Belle as incoming CEO, effective immediately. Mr. Belle’s appointment will be essential in allowing the previous CEO, George J. Wernette III, to focus on his primary role as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Mr. Belle has an accomplished track record of strategic management success in both the power generation and industrial equipment sectors. A proven innovator, Chris leads through a solid appreciation of product and market demands, driven by extraordinary customer focus.

Regarding his new role as CEO, Chris affirmed, “I’m humbled and honored to have been selected to lead this remarkable company into an extraordinary future and I’m grateful for the Board’s trust in me as a leader. We are already in the process of building new partnerships and developing new customers and new markets for our solutions. It’s my fundamental belief that we will win when we put 100% of our efforts into helping our customers achieve their goals.”

Mr. Belle joins Tri Tool from Siemens where he had a long, successful career of growing different businesses while establishing strategic, long-term partnerships. Most recently Chris was involved in transitioning a $200 Million Department of Defense Steam Turbine business to a leading defense contractor. Previously, he was a key global sales leader for Siemens Turbine-Generators, overseeing product teams in Germany, Brazil, and the U.S. In addition, Chris led the rapid growth of the Generator Service business in the Siemens Charlotte Energy Hub, greatly expanding his engineering and manufacturing proficiency.

Announcing their appointment, Tri Tool’s Board of Directors stated, “We believe Chris provides the unique experience and leadership skills to successfully implement our core strategies to fully exploit our market opportunities ahead. Under Chris’s direction, we will consolidate our strengths as a leading engineering and manufacturing partner to customers around the world, carrying on our legacy of superior machining and welding solutions.”

About Tri Tool:
Tri Tool is a privately held, global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance, precision machine tool solutions for a wide range of specialized users including power utilities, oil and gas pipeline, offshore petroleum, pharmaceutical and semi-con, and the Defense Dept. Tri Tool also provides dependable on-site contract machining and welding services, custom equipment engineering & manufacturing, and cost-effective equipment rentals.