The work we have completed at Quaker allows us to position ourselves as experts in the industrial manufacturing market!

Chairman Christopher D. Smith announced the appointment of Fred Dannhauser as President – Quaker Mfg Corp. in Salem, OH.   

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Quaker Mfg. Corp. is a full-service provider of solutions for the metal forming industry. Quaker’s primary customer base is the automotive, heavy truck, motorcycle, outdoor power equipment and commercial industries.

Please welcome Fred to our organization.

Fred has over 35 years in the automotive supply, energy and building product industries. He brings experience in plant management, cost control, performance analysis, process management, business strategy, risk management, and international sales for multi-billion dollar companies.

Prior to joining Quaker Mfg Fred had eight years of experience as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Arrow Tru-Line, a $100 million business in the housing and commercial property building industry.

Prior to Arrow Tru-Line, Fred held a number of positions within several Owens Corning divisions such as Composites System Business (CSB) and Veil Technologies. At Owens Corning Fred was also Global Energy Leader, He joined Owens Corning as their Composite Customer Solutions Leader.

Fred was involved as the Plant/General Manager of four manufacturing plants on behalf of Elco Textron, The Budd Company and Pilkington Americas.

Fred has held various financial positions with Ashland Oil, Marathon Oil, and Quintana Petroleum. At Pilkington Americas, he was Group Controller of six manufacturing facilities and spent four years as Audit Director.

In addition to his career, Fred has been active in the local community. He sits on the boards of Unison Behavioral Health and Agility Angels. He has also served as treasurer for Assistance Dogs of America, Chair of the Finance Committee and Chair of the Board of Trustees with FamilyService of Northwest Ohio.

Fred Dannhauser graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

Quaker manufacturing

At QUAKER Mfg., we have the expertise to provide innovative solutions for manufacturing challenges of the metal forming industry. Centrally located in Northeast Ohio, our facilities have the equipment and skilled employees to provide you with the most cost-effective solutions for your tooling, metal stamping, painting and assembly requirements. QUAKER Mfg. is committed to continuous improvement, effective use of resources, and utilizing the valuable contributions of our employees to provide world class quality products to our customers.

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Providing innovative solutions for the metal forming industry for over 50 years


Quaker Mfg. primarily serves the automotive, heavy truck, recreational vehicle, outdoor power equipment, and other commercial markets. We can provide the following in-house services to all industrial customers:
• CATIA design
• AutoForm Simulation
• Laser Digitizing
• Machining
• Laser Cutting
• Tooling Tryout
• Production Stamping
• Robotic MIG Welding
• Projection Welding
• Assembly
• Packaging
• ISO/TS 16949:2009 without design
• ISO 9001:2008 with design
• ISO 14001:2008