ARMSTRONG, Iowa -- Art's-Way Manufacturing Co. Inc. today announced the appointment of Michael B. Hilderbrand as president and CEO.

Hilderbrand brings to Art's-Way more than 25 years of diverse business management experience, including 10 years in agribusiness, most recently with Case New Holland (CNH) where he was senior director - marketing, intelligence and analytics. His career at CNH included stints in strategic marketing, corporate Governance, quality, dealer network development and customer relations, as well as four years on corporate staff based in London, England.

Prior to joining CNH, Hilderbrand was employed by Motorola Inc., where he held several key positions.

Art's-Way manufactures and distributes farm machinery niche products, including animal feed processing equipment, sugar beet and potato harvesting equipment, edible bean equipment, land maintenance equipment, finished mowing, crop-shredding equipment and seed-planting equipment. Art's-Way also produces haylage machinery for several original equipment manufacturers. Starting in fiscal 2004, the company is manufacturing moldboard plows under its own label under a license agreement with CNH.

SOURCE: Art's-Way Manufacturing Co. Inc. via PR Newswire.