Stephen Myers Resigns as Myers Industries CEO

first_imgFrom Staff & Wire Reports AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementAKRON, OHIO — Stephen Myers, CEO of Myers Industries Inc. for the last 21 years, yesterday announced that he would resign and retire from that position effective immediately. Myers will continue as chairman of the board. John Orr, currently company president and COO, was named to replace Myers as CEO effective May 1. “After discussions with our board of directors, we decided that it was appropriate to transition CEO responsibilities to John Orr,” Myers said. “I have had the privilege of working closely with John over the past several years and believe that his role in helping to spearhead efforts to strengthen connections with our customers, advance new products and improve our cost structure demonstrates that he is well suited to direct the company’s continuing efforts to maintain and enhance leadership positions in each of our key product areas.” Orr, who joined Myers in 2001 after a 28-year career with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. where he had been vice president of manufacturing for its North American Tire group, has served as Myers president and COO since 2003. Myers joined the Myers Industries in 1967, and was named CEO in 1984. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisementlast_img

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