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Dotson Iron Castings
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New CEO/President Named at Dotson

July 28, 2020
Twait will be the fifth president in the history of the Minnesota iron foundry, as Bye assumes the role of executive chairman.

Tyson Twait will take over as chief executive officer and president of Dotson Iron Castings, effective August 3,. Jean Bye who has been CEO of Dotson since 2010 will continue as executive chairman of the board for the Mankato, MN, ferrous foundry.

Dotson produces gray, ductile, and austempered ductile iron castings, which it supplies for various automotive structural and drivetrain applications. With 150 employees, it is well-known for its support of its workers and the Mankato community.

“There has only been four presidents of the company since my grandfather came in 1923. Each of these individuals made an incredible mark on the company and its employees,” according to company chairman Denny Dotson. “It has been a pleasure to support Jean Bye as CEO for the past 10 years, She has guided our foundry to become one of the best in the world."

He continued: "I am sure Tyson, as the fifth president, will have an equally impressive tenure in the ever-changing world of manufacturing.  Tyson, and the leadership team at Dotson Iron Castings are up for the challenge and with all the talented employees, I’m confident they will succeed.”

Twait joined Dotson in 2018 as its chief financial officer, having held senior leadership roles in several large corporations where he was responsible for accounting, finance, human resources, information technology, supply chain management, mergers and acquisitions, and risk management. 

“I am very honored and excited to take on this role,” Twait said. “Denny, Jean, and the Dotson team have built an incredible business. I look forward to helping lead Dotson into the next chapter.”

“I have long said I could not step back until I knew the organization was in great hands," commented Ms. Bye, who has been affiliated with Dotson for over 45 years. "That time is now. I have complete confidence in the team going forward.  I will enjoy stepping back from the day-to-day, tactical activities and being able to direct and watch the strategy unfold from my new position as executive chair.”