Myers Industries Names New VP

Michael Valentino will serve his new leadership role for four Myers' subsidiaries.

Myers Industries, a wholesale distributor of tools, equipment, and supplies for the tire, wheel, and under vehicle service industry, announced Monday that Michael Valentino has joined the company as Vice President, General Manager of Myers do Brasil, Novel, Scepter, and Ameri-Kart.

Prior to joining Myers Industries, Valentino spent more than 15 years with The Marmon Group, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, holding numerous leadership positions. Most recently, he served as sector president of Marmon Foodservice Technologies and president of Prince Castle and Silver King. In that role, Valentino had full P&L responsibility for $120 million, was responsible for five global P&L statements and four manufacturing facilities within North America and Asia.

Myers' President and Chief Executive Officer John C. Orr said, “Mike’s extensive background in strategic leadership makes him a valuable asset to the Myers team. His proven track record of driving new product development and improving operational performance will be instrumental in executing our growth strategy within material handling.”

The appointment comes on the heels of last week's announcement that Myers will sell its Lawn & Garden business for $115 million to private equity firm Wingate Partners.

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