Deron Stambaugh – New General Manager at Leister USA

Leister Insight6 Feb 2023

After 22 years, Jerry Zybko has handed over his position as General Manager at Leister USA to Deron Stambaugh. During the SAMEx kick-off, Martin Zingg, CEO, and Andy Meens, CCO, thanked Jerry in front of the entire LTUS team and warmly welcomed Deron to the Leister Group.

Author: Silke Landtwing, Corporate Communication Manager, Leister, Switzerland

Jerry Zybko New Head of Sales & Business Development LPW 

Jerry is still working for the Leister Group. In his new role as Head of Sales & Business Development Laser Plastic Welding (LPW), he is focusing now on the expansion of the laser business in the USA. 

22 Years of Successful Management 

Under Jerry's leadership, the Leister national subsidiary in the USA has experienced impressive growth. The Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Leister Group would like to thank Jerry for his great commitment over the past two decades and his always exemplary loyalty and wish him all the best, much joy and success in his new role.


In this photo you can see the Leister-US starting lineup over twenty years ago with Jerry Zybko, Vicky Gallo and Steve Kocheny. “All three have been part of the Leister-US success story for more than two decades. They and we are super proud of that,” Martin Zingg says.


Here you see Jerry Zybko on January 19, 2023, on the occasion of his official farewell as General Manager while Martin Zingg thanks him. On the right side of the picture you can see Jerry's successor Deron Stambaugh.

A Warm Welcome to Deron Stambaugh – New General Manager Leister USA 

Since January 16, 2023, Deron Stambaugh is the new General Manager Leister USA. Deron was most recently Vice President of Global Sales at Safe Fleet, a leading provider of safety equipment for emergency, response and commercial vehicles. Prior to that, Deron successfully held various sales, business development and engineering leadership roles at Diehl Controls, Flex, and Touch Sensor, respectively. He holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL, and an MBA from DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business in Chicago, IL. 
Martin Zingg is pleased that Deron has chosen Leister, “We are convinced that Deron brings all the necessary experience and knowledge from his previous career to successfully lead LTUS into the future.”


Jerry Zybko congratulates his successor Deron Stambaugh on his new role as General Manager Leister USA. Behind him Martin Zingg and on the right Andy Meens.

Like Jerry, Deron is based at Leister's Itasca site. In his role, he reports to Andy Meens, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of the Leister Group.

We warmly welcome Deron to the Leister Group and wish him a good start and much success in his new role.

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