Brian Rabe joined the ATS team in September 2012 as Vice President – General Manager of the Heavy Equipment Industry Division. In 2013 he also assumed responsibility for International operations. Brian has over 27 years of business experience in general management, sales, service and operations in technology and manufacturing industries.
Before coming to ATS, he served as Vice President Sales and Managing Director, Americas for Kennametal Inc., a $3 billion global public company recognized as a leader in providing productivity enhancing advanced material and tooling solutions in the transportation, aerospace, energy, earthworks and general engineering market segments. While at Kennametal, Brian also held positions as Vice President - General Manager of the Extrude Hone Division and Director, Global Services and Customer Satisfaction. Prior to Kennametal, Brian was instrumental in building global service operations, service programs and service sales capabilities at Cisco Systems, the world’s leading networking products company. In his final role at Cisco, Brian was the Sr. Director of EMEA Service Management based in Brussels, Belgium. Brian started his career as a Manufacturing Engineer and Production Manager at ROLM Systems, a division of IBM, after graduating from Bradley University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering and a Minor in Business Administration.