Director, Strategic Projects, Rhinestahl Corporation
Tom Johnston is Director, Strategic Projects, at Rhinestahl Corporation. In his role as Director, Tom oversees key strategic growth initiatives for the Customer Tooling (CTS) business. His specialty is working with key customer accounts in the development of special agreements and partnerships as well as large contract negotiations. Tom also has responsibilities for corporate legal matters, key supplier development and acquisitions.
Tom joined Rhinestahl in 1989 as a Quality Engineer and Manager, hired to implement new OEM quality system requirements across the entire manufacturing operation. He then moved into production and operations management before becoming the Director of Sales and Engineering. In 2009, Tom played an integral role in Rhinestahl’s acquisition of the General Electric Customer Tooling Solutions.
Tom successfully integrated the former GE employees with new hires and existing Rhinestahl personnel into a new facility, current headquarters, in Mason, Ohio, creating Rhinestahl CTS. Since then, Tom has been responsible for growing CTS through key relationships with CFM and most recently Rolls-Royce.