In mid-February 2018, STIHL Inc. welcomed Ted Handler as the new Senior Manager for Business Process Excellence. Ted works with the senior management team to create and lead process improvement efforts across the company. Ted’s 20 plus years of proven military leadership in both the United States Marine Corps and Special Operations Forces is helping STIHL Incorporated realize their vision and strategic focus on innovation and application of improvement principles and standards. Along with his military experience, Ted also has a unique background in sales and manufacturing from time spent in Austria working at Kuchler Electronics GmBH., as well as experience in the financial markets having worked for UBS. Ted and his wife Stefanie also own a hot sauce company called “Sassy Hot Sauce” which produces a range of sauces, salts and spices with a military theme. Ted has also served as a member of the board of directors for TBP Pharma, as well as Tidewater Community College Educational Foundation and enjoys volunteering his time elsewhere in the community for organizations such as the Kellam High School Junior Achievement Program, and of course The Honor Foundation.