Alex Williamson joins Myers Industries as VP, general manager of distribution segment, replacing Todd Smith, who will assume role of VP, general manager of company's Akro-Mils material handling business
July 1, 2014
– Myers Industries, Inc. (NYSE: MYE) announced today that Todd Smith will step out of his role as Vice President, General Manager of the Distribution Segment to assume the role of Vice President, General Manager of Akro-Mils, a core Material Handling business for the Company.
In his new position, Smith will be focused on executing Akro-Mils and Jamco Products’ strategic initiatives to profitably grow their storage and safety products business by strengthening their competitive advantage through broader distribution channels for healthcare, automotive and industrial markets. Smith will also focus on driving manufacturing efficiencies and global sourcing initiatives.
Under Smith’s leadership, the Distribution Segment successfully streamlined its U.S. operations from more than thirty branch locations to four strategically located distribution centers resulting in reduced shipping costs and improved customer order fulfillment. Smith is familiar with Myers’ Material Handling operations and has an extensive background in Lean Manufacturing and continuous improvement project implementations. Smith joined Myers Industries in 2007 from the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company where he held the position of Operations Manager.
The Company also announced today that Alex Williamson has joined the Company as Vice President, General Manager of the Distribution Segment replacing Smith.
In this position, Williamson will be focused on the strategic growth of the Myers’ Distribution Segment which includes Myers Tire Supply, Myers Tire Supply International and Patch Rubber. The strategic growth platform for the Distribution Segment includes expanding market reach and global sourcing as well as offering innovative and niche products to the tire, wheel, and under vehicle service industry.
Prior to joining Myers, Williamson was Co-President of Seaman Corporation and held senior leadership positions at Noveon Inc. (now Lubrizol). He has over 24 years of experience in business management and an extensive background in marketing, sales, chemistry, and product engineering.
Williamson holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts in Chemistry from The College of William and Mary, as well as an MBA from Case Western Reserve University.
About Myers Industries
Myers Industries, Inc. is an international manufacturer of polymer products for industrial, agricultural, automotive, commercial, and consumer markets. The Company is also the largest wholesale distributor of tools, equipment and supplies for the tire, wheel and under vehicle service industry in the U.S. Visit www.myersindustries.com to learn more.
About Myers Tire Supply
Myers Tire Supply Distribution, Inc. is an international distributor of tools, equipment and supplies to tire, wheel, and undervehicle service centers. Offering customers more than 10,000 products, through its network of distribution centers and sales offices, Myers Tire Supply is committed to providing quality products and rapid on time delivery. Based in Akron, Ohio, Myers Tire Supply is a Myers Industries, Inc. company. For more information, please call 330-253-5592, or visit www.myerstiresupply.com.
Akro-Mils is a leading manufacturer of plastic and metal storage, organization, transport and material handling products for use in industrial, medical/pharmaceutical, commercial and consumer markets. Akro-Mils is dedicated to providing innovative, quality products that help customers improve inventory control and overall efficiency. Located in Akron, Ohio, Akro-Mils is a Myers Industries, Inc. company. For more information, please call 800-253-2467, fax 330-761-6348, or visit www.akro-mils.com.
About Jamco Products
Jamco Products, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of heavy-duty industrial steel carts, safety cabinets and mobile work centers. Jamco Products offers 450 standard models that are made in the USA and available exclusively through a nationwide network of dealers. Based in South Beloit, Illinois, Jamco Products, Inc. is a Myers Industries, Inc. company. For more information, please call 800-748-8080, or visit www.jamcoproducts.com.
Myers Industries, Inc.
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