15 August 2013
After 28 years of loyal and dedicated service, OSG Tap & Die President Dane Winters, announced his retirement effective September 30, 2013.
Dane began his career with OSG in October 1985 as a Regional Sales Manager for the Western Region. In April 1988, Dane was quickly promoted to National Sales Manager and relocated from Southern California to the Corporate Headquarters in Glendale Heights, Ill. In 1993, Dane was once again promoted to Vice President of Sales and was also elected to serve on the Board of Directors for OSG Tap & Die. Finally in 2000, Dane was promoted to his current position of President. In 2000 and 2001 Dane also served as a Board of Director for OSG Corporation, the parent company of OSG Tap & Die in Japan, and currently serves as an Executive Officer for OSG Corporation. Additionally, during 2009 through 2011, Dane served as President for OSG-Sterling Die, Inc. and President of Quality Carbide Tool, Corp., which was later merged into OSG Tap & Die in 2010.
Dane also contributed outside of the organization where he actively participated in industry organizations and served as a Board of Director for the United States Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) from 1996 to 2002.
During his 13 years as President at OSG Tap & Die, Dane had an unparalleled impact on the company, its employees, as well as being the “face” of OSG to customers. His leadership and dedication to both the customer and employee was instrumental in the growth and success of OSG over the years.
Mike Grantham, currently Executive Vice President, has been named as Dane Winters’ successor. Mike will assume his responsibility as President beginning October 1, 2013.