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Tim Swanson Biography

Fox Valley Technical College Foundation
Board Member  |  2013-2014
Miller Electric Manufacturing Co.  |  Appleton


Tim Swanson is employed with Illinois Tool Works’ Global Welding Division, Miller Electric in Appleton as VP/GM of the Power Products Division.  The PPD business manufactures welder generators and welding electrodes for the general construction and fabrication markets.  Tim has been at ITW for 6 years and prior to joining ITW, he spent 17 years in the household appliance industry with KitchenAid, Whirlpool and Electrolux where he held various general management, sales and marketing and engineering roles.  Among his assignments were two notable roles; GM of the KitchenAid Countertop Appliance business and GM of Electrolux’s Refrigeration business. 

Tim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering and a Master of Science degree in operations management from Michigan Technological University.

Tim has two daughters:  Lauren, who is 17 and a sophomore at Appleton North High School and Allison, who is 14 and in the 8th grade at Einstein Middle School.  Tim and his family reside in Appleton.  He enjoys the outdoors, playing golf, and automobile restoration.

Tim Swanson