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Henry Company names CEO

BY HBSDEALER Staff

El Segundo, California-based Henry Company, makers of building envelope systems, named former Armstrong chief Frank Ready as CEO.

Prior to joining Henry Company, Ready was Executive Vice President of Armstrong Worldwide and CEO of Armstrong Floor Products Worldwide. He was with Armstrong for 30 years and served successfully in a variety of senior leadership roles in the organization throughout his career. 

“I am very excited about the opportunity to use my background in building products to lead the Company in this period of growth,” said Ready. “While Henry is already the market leader in many of its key addressable markets, I intend to focus the talent and passion of the Company not only to enhance its market position but also to meet or exceed our customer’s expectations.”

Ready’s new role begins immediately.

“Frank brings exceptional building products industry experience, strong leadership and a track record of career success and accomplishment,” said Robert Newbold, chairman of the board of directors. “In his role, Frank will lead the company forward in executing on its strategic plans for growth and value enhancement, and will serve as a member of the Henry Board.” 

Ready replaces Mike Kenny, who served as interim CEO of the company for the last several months. 

In November of last year, Ready’s retirement from Armstrong was announced as part of management shuffle.

 

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Pope Resources makes it official with interim CEO

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Pope Resources has officially appointed Thomas Ringo to the role of permanent CEO following a six-month stint as the company’s interim chief executive.

"We are pleased to announce that we have selected Tom to lead the organization," said lead director Douglas Norberg. "He has a thorough knowledge of the timber industry, and his experience with our real estate portfolio and fund investors is exceptional. We are fortunate to have an internal candidate of Tom’s caliber."

Ringo was serving as interim CEO since May 31, before which he was CFO since the year 2000. He has been working for the company in a management capacity since 1989.

He will continue to serve as CFO until the board of directors finds a permanent replacement.

Ringo will also become a member of the forest management company’s board of directors. 

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Atlas Copco names new rental execs

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Commerce City, Colorado-based Atlas Copco Construction Equipment added two new professionals to its growing rental channel. The company named Marty Molthen as district sales manager of the company’s Southwest rental channel and DeAnna Wells as its area sales manager for East Texas and Louisiana territory.

Atlas Copco provides rental customers a breadth of products and a range of consulting, selling and financing services, as well as equipment servicing and refurbishing.

Molthen works closely with national and independent rental yard owners, managers and strategic account customers to provide pricing, product demonstrations, product information and any other assistance. Molthen’s previous work includes numerous years supporting the rental industry in Southern California.

“Marty’s passion for the construction equipment manufacturing industry and the 25 years of experience under his belt make him a perfect fit for this position,” said Brian Bieller, vice president of business development for Atlas Copco Construction Equipment.

Wells also works with national and independent rental centers at the branch and store levels to provide pricing, product demonstrations, product information and any other assistance to help them boost revenues with Atlas Copco equipment.

“DeAnna’s experience in the industry, paired with the exceptional way she takes care of her customers, helps us achieve our goal of providing a broad support network to the rental industry,” Bieller said.

Wells has more than 10 years of equipment rental and sales experience. Prior to joining Atlas Copco, she was a technical sales representative in the oil and gas industry.

 

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