MSI hires Koehler to lead further business growth

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Wed, 05/17/2017 - 8:04am -- Denise Sortor

Manufacturing Solutions, Inc (MSI), a full-scale contract manufacturing, logistics, and commercial properties leasing company, has announced the addition of Keith Koehler to their team as Business Development Manager. Koehler will be responsible for expanding MSI’s marketing and sales for the company’s manufacturing, logistics, and commercial properties leasing divisions while simultaneously extending services into new markets. His proven leadership, demonstrated track record for success, and decades of expertise will aid the MSI team in their continued growth trajectory.

MSI is one of Vermont’s fastest growing companies in the manufacturing industry, and is one of the largest employers in Lamoille County. The company was honored as a 2015 & 2016 recipient of the Vermont Business Growth Award by Vermont Business Magazine, for significant revenue growth.

“We are excited to have Keith on our team,” said Garret Hirchak, President and CEO, MSI. “His extensive leadership experience and demonstrated marketing abilities will lend themselves nicely to our executive team, playing a pivotal role in our future growth.”

Koehler adds, “MSI provides an incredible value to their clients, offering  ready-to-go, high-quality, fixed-price, and economically beneficial solutions to companies of all sizes. I am very much looking forward to strengthening our existing relationships, as well as building new business opportunities that create strategic win-wins for MSI customers, their customers, and the Vermont economy overall.”

Prior to joining MSI, Koehler served as Vice President/General Manager for Bisson Moving & Storage in Maine, where he served the company for nearly four decades. Koehler worked his way up from working as a residential mover on the trucks since 1978, via numerous management, sales, and marketing positions. He was a long-time member of the executive team with eventual oversight of 150 employees in Bisson’s multiple divisions. He is a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University with a degree in Business Administration, and lives in Johnson, VT. Koehler can be reached at, or 802-888-9740 directly.

About Manufacturing Solutions, Inc (MSI)

MSI is a leading provider of lean manufacturing and third-party logistics solutions in North America, and is certified ISO9000:2008. These extremely high-quality processes are integral to all of MSI’s divisions.  Strategically located between the busy ports of Montreal, Boston, and New York, MSI is well-positioned to meet product manufacturing, assembly, fulfillment and distribution needs for clients large and small. MSI has the expertise and skills to do what challenges other firms, so that they can focus on their core strengths while growing and improving their businesses. For more on Manufacturing Solutions, Inc, please visit