New role combines Engineering, Quality, and Operations to accelerate new product introduction and improve global operations capability

Saint Paul, MN  June 01, 2023

Reell Precision Manufacturing, a world leader in small package position and motion control, has announced that Brian Johnson has been promoted to the role of Chief Operating Officer. In this role he will oversee Reell's Operations, Quality and Engineering teams.  The announcement was made by Reell’s Co-CEO Shari Erdman.

“Brian is a key strategic player on our leadership team," said Erdman. "He is motivated to grow the business, do what’s right for all stakeholders and position us for greater long term success.   Brian has worked at Reell for more than 17 years and has proven to be a transformational, values-based leader.  I am excited to see the value that he will bring to the organization in this new role."

Since 2009, Brian has led Reell's engineering team and has made significant contributions to Reell's global product innovation and development process.  He has widespread experience in new product development across all of Reell's business units, as well as extensive manufacturing process knowledge.  Prior to joining Reell Brian held engineering leadership positions at Kodak, Imation, and ADC Telecommunications.

A former NDSU football player and a Bison at heart, Brian has a broad technology base and is a named inventor on fourteen patents. After earning his BS in Mechanical Engineering at NDSU, Brian completed his graduate studies at the University of St. Thomas. Brian appreciates that Reell provides a great deal of exposure on a global market and application basis. He is engaged in building a company poised for future growth and emerging opportunities.

Reell Precision Manufacturing provides high-quality innovative solutions to transmit torque, control angular position and protect delicate components from excessive force. Combining the world's most precisely controlled torque technology with the industry's most experienced engineering team provides a perfect product fit in customer applications. Reell's patented technology is widely used in the consumer electronics, automotive, aircraft interiors, medical technology, workstation furniture, kiosk/data terminal, and architectural lighting industries.