Viega, the industry leader in press technology, announces the promotion of Marki Huston to the position of Chief Operations Officer (COO), effective October 15, 2023.

In her new role as COO Huston will continue to oversee manufacturing, as well as Viega’s technology hub. This organizational change will create stronger alignment across the entire value stream to further drive the company’s innovation and empower the team to respond quickly to the market and best support their customers.

“This promotion is a direct reflection of Marki’s strong leadership and commitment to excellence. As a people-focused leader Marki empowers her teams to drive meaningful culture and achieve ambitious goals. Her unique background, expertise, and ability to introduce new concepts and processes quickly will enable change and help us drive our innovation forward,” said Markus Brettschneider, president and CEO of Viega.

“Viega is on a path of such incredible growth, and I’m honored to be part of it. Working for a company that lives its purpose and has ambitious goals to be sustainable and make an impact for generations to come is really rewarding. I look forward to helping take us further on this journey as we drive operational excellence to better support our customers,” Huston said.

Huston has a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Wichita State University, a six sigma blackbelt certification from Newman University, and a materials management certification from The Ohio State University. She joined Viega in 2022 with more than 20 years of global manufacturing experience in the aircraft industry. She is a member of the Society of Women in Engineering (SWE) and on the advisory board for the Department of Industrial Engineering at Wichita State University. Huston has a passion for providing leadership and empowerment to women in the manufacturing work environment, and she looks forward to using her position and her professional journey to help make an impact for women at Viega, in the industry, and within the local community.

About Viega

Viega LLC is a subsidiary of The Viega Group, which has more than 120 years of experience in building technology. Viega is the global market leader in metal piping systems, serving the industrial, commercial and residential markets. With ten locations around the world, Viega employs almost 5,000 people and produces more than 17,000 products and systems, including ProPress, MegaPress, and MegaPressG. In the US Viega has seminar centers in Colorado and New Hampshire and recently opened its new Viega Experience Center in New York City, providing continued training through in-person and online workshops.