Mr. James P. Woidke, also known as Jim, has been with The Eastern Company since 2017. Jim was named to his current role of Chief Operating Officer in September, 2020. Prior to assuming this role, Jim led Eastern’s Eberhard Manufacturing Group as Managing Director since 2017. Previously, Jim served as President, Forged and Machined Products Group of Park Ohio Corporation, a diversified international manufacturing public company from 2015 to 2017. Prior to joining Park Ohio, Jim held several leadership positions with SIFCO Industries, Inc., an international public aerospace and energy forging company from 2006 to 2015. Jim was named President in 2014, having served as Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer from 2010-2014. Prior to assuming the COO role, Jim led SIFCO’s Forged and Machined Products group as General Manager from 2006-2010. Prior to joining SIFCO, Jim was the Director of Engineering and Quality, as well as Business Unit Manager, for Anchor Manufacturing Group from 2003 to2006. From 1993 to 2003, Jim held a number of various leadership positions with Lake Erie Screw Corporation, last serving as Director of Manufacturing Operations. Jim holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and an M.B.A. from Cleveland State University.