Walter Siegenthaler is the Executive Vice President of Max Daetwyler Corporation in Huntersville, NC. Walter completed the Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship program and began working as a machinist at Daetwyler in Switzerland in 1970. In 1972, he became involved with building the doctor blade-manufacturing department and was one of the key individuals to introduce the first Daetwyler Doctor Blades to European printers. Walter moved to the United States in 1975 to support sales of these new products. Walter’s career milestones have included servicing Daetwyler equipment, working as service manager and his appointment as Executive Vice President for MDC-USA. He was also responsible for the startup of the Micro Waterjet division at Daetwyler. Walter has been actively involved in the Apprenticeship 2000 program since its inception and also serves as the Chairman of the NC Apprenticeship Council since 2006. In 2015 Walter was appointed to the NC Works Commission by NC Governor Pat McCrory.