Big Kaiser Promotes Jack Burley to President/COO

Jack takes the reins from Chris Kaiser, Big Kaiser President and CEO of 30 years, who will now take on the role of executive advisor. The promotion is effective January 1, 2021. 


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Jack Burley, new president/COO of Big Kaiser as of Jan. 1, 2021

Jack Burley (left). Photo Credit: Big Kaiser Precision Tools

Big Kaiser Precision Tooling (Hoffman Estates, Illinois) announced on October 26 the promotion of Jack Burley to president/chief operating officer (COO) as of January 1, 2021. Chris Kaiser, Big Kaiser President and CEO of 30 years, will take on the role of executive advisor.

“Jack has been my right hand in this company from the very beginning,” says Kaiser. “He’s shown his leadership in managing the sales and engineering teams and has made many significant contributions to Big Kaiser, including new product designs and development. He’s more than ready and deserving of this promotion.”

Burley is said to have began his career with Big Kaiser more than 30 years ago and is currently vice president, Sales and Engineering. Burley is a U.S. Marine veteran and earned his degree in mechanical engineering from State University of New York at Alfred. As president/COO of the North American operations for Big Kaiser, Burley will continue to hold his seat on the board of directors for the company. 

“I am very honored and excited about my new position with Big Kaiser, and truly grateful to the executive management at BIG Daishowa and to Chris for placing their trust and confidence in me to lead the company,” says Burley.