AKRON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Myers Industries, Inc. (NYSE: MYE), today announced the appointment of Grant E. Fitz to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective May 8, 2023. As CFO, Mr. Fitz will lead Myers’ entire finance organization and financial activities including accounting and controllership, financial planning and analysis, tax, investor relations, and treasury.
“Grant’s proven track record as a leader who can drive profitable growth and execute transformational strategies made him a natural choice to serve as Myers’ Chief Financial Officer,” said Mike McGaugh, Myers Industries’ President and CEO. “Grant will be a strong partner as we continue to execute our 3-Horizon strategy and I am delighted to welcome him to Myers Industries.”
McGaugh continued, “I would also like to thank Monica Vinay for her leadership over the past 9 months as Interim-CFO. Monica has done a wonderful job leading the finance organization and has been an excellent thought partner to me during this time. I’m grateful to Monica for her can-do attitude, her straight-forward style, her hard work, and her great work ethic.”
Mr. Fitz remarked, “I am excited to join Myers at this pivotal time in the Company’s transformation. Mike and his team have done a tremendous job of driving top-line growth, expanding margins, and successfully integrating acquisitions across both segments of the business. Myers has a clear path toward greater operational and financial excellence, and I am excited to join the Company on its journey to become a world class organization.”
Mr. Fitz brings over 30 years of financial, executive, and operational expertise to the role. Most recently he served as the Chief Financial Officer of EFI, a global technology company focused on the transition from analog to digital imaging. His prior positions include Chief Financial Officer of Valassis, Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Xerox Technology Business, and Chief Financial Officer of Nexteer Automotive. Mr. Fitz also worked at General Motors in various financial and operational roles including Chief Risk Officer, Chief Financial Officer of GM Powertrain Europe, and Global Finance Director of the Mini, Compact, and Small Vehicle Programs. Mr. Fitz holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan, and a Master of Science in Management, with a Finance concentration from the Krannert Graduate School of Management at Purdue University.
About Myers Industries
Myers Industries, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of a wide range of polymer and metal products for industrial, agricultural, automotive, commercial and consumer markets. The Company is also the largest 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.
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