September 12, 2014 – Chicago-based Cook Associates Executive Search has placed Drew F. Baker as president at Ehrhardt Tool & Machine. The search was led by Mary Kier, managing partner of Cook Associates. Mr. Baker formerly served as SVP at Ameriforge, prior to that he was president of Steel Industries, Inc. Founded in 1938, Ehrhardt Tool & Machine designs and manufactures customized tools, dies, automated equipment and specialty machined parts. Cook Associates provides executive search services to multinational corporations, early-stage entrepreneurial companies, mid-cap, privately held and family-owned businesses, as well as venture capital- and private equity-backed firms.