Forest City Gear, an industry-leading manufacturer of fine and medium pitch custom gears, is proud to announce the appointment of Kika Young as President of the company.
Kika Young looks forward to building upon the legacy of her parents, Fred and Wendy Young. Wendy Young was president of the company from 2002 until 2012, when she was named CEO. She served as CEO until her passing in February of 2022. Wendy was instrumental in establishing Forest City Gear’s reputation as a world-class, family-owned gear manufacturer.
Under Kika Young’s leadership, the company’s senior management team, which includes Jared Lyford, Director of Manufacturing Operations; Jeff Mains, Director of Technical Operations; and Gary Strakeljahn, Controller, will continue to drive Forest City Gear’s commitment to excellence without exception, to delivering to the high standards of quality and service that the company is known for throughout the industry.