Tonawanda News


June 21, 2013

Ascension Industries names new president

Tonawanda News — Donald Naab has been named president of Ascension Industries Inc., a leading manufacturer of process and filtration equipment in North Tonawanda. 

He will oversee the daily operations of the company, input strategic direction and market penetration as well as becoming a member of the board of directors. 

He most recently served as president & CEO of Danotek Motion Technologies in Michigan.Naab has an electrical engineering degree from the University of Wisconsin and a masters degree from the University of Notre Dame. 

He will assume the president’s position held by Jack Kopczynski who will remain as its CEO and chairman. Kopczynski is the son of the company founder John F. Kopczynski Sr. Ascension Industries Inc. is the result of a merger in 2001 between St. Mary Manufacturing Corp. and Ascension Sheet & Metal Fabrication Inc. 

Both companies had North Tonawanda as their business headquarters.

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