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Bill Hewitson named President of Ruland Manufacturing

Bill Hewitson has been promoted to President of Ruland Manufacturing.

Bill Hewitson has been promoted to President of Ruland Manufacturing after serving as Vice President of Operations for the previous eight years. He is the third president in the company’s history and succeeds Bob Ruland who will continue to oversee the company as Chairman.

“Bill has been instrumental to the success and growth of Ruland Manufacturing. His deep knowledge of the industry, our products, and our customers as well as his leadership skills make him well qualified to assume the role of President,” says Bob Ruland.

Bill began his career with Ruland in 1995 as a mechanical engineer. He was responsible for developing most of Ruland’s motion control coupling line and has been a key contributor behind the growth of the shaft collar and rigid coupling product lines. Bill has also contributed to Ruland’s international expansion into the Asian and European markets. He is a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute and holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a MBA.

Established in 1937, Ruland focuses on the design and manufacture of high performing shaft collars and couplings. All products are carefully manufactured in Ruland’s Marlborough, Massachusetts USA factory under strict controls using proprietary processes. 3-D CAD files, full product specifications, and additional technical information, are available at