Trexel introduces Kishbaugh as new CEO

Jan. 3, 2023
He succeeds interim CEO David Bernstein, who took over after CEO Brian Bechard died at age 48 in August.
Trexel Inc.
Levi Kishbaugh
Levi Kishbaugh

Trexel Inc. announced it has appointed Levi Kishbaugh to serve as its new CEO. In August 2022, Trexel CEO Brian Bechard died suddenly at age 48 when he was competing in a rowing race. The company named David Bernstein, its chairman of the board, to serve as interim CEO during its search. 

Kishbaugh joined Trexel in 1999, serving first as its director of process development for injection molding technology, and most recently rising to the role of VP of engineering. 

Kishbaugh’s expertise includes the MuCell process, injection molding, materials and application development.    

“Brian did a wonderful job positioning Trexel to move into some new and exciting markets. His leadership, energy and commitment to the company were extraordinary. I look forward to building on that work as we are finding great success in many new markets,” Kishbaugh said.    

Based in Wilmington, Mass., Trexel specializes in the development of foaming technologies for injection molding.