AKRON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Myers Industries, Inc. , a manufacturer of polymer products and a distributor for the tire, wheel, and under-vehicle service industry, today announced three key additions to its leadership team.

James Gurnee has been named Vice President, Sales and Commercial Excellence. Jim will focus on developing the Company’s sales, marketing, and innovation capabilities. Jim brings an extensive background in all three areas, having spent 37 years with The Dow Chemical Company in multiple sales and marketing roles. Most recently, Jim served as the Global Innovation Discipline Director and was responsible for implementing and leading innovation best practices and processes across the organization.

David Basque has been named President, Buckhorn and Vice President, Integration. In addition to overseeing the Company’s Buckhorn business operations, Dave will build the Company’s capability in acquisition integration. Dave spent more than 35 years with The Dow Chemical Company in commercial and technical leadership roles, focusing on growing Dow’s specialty businesses. Most recently, Dave served as Vice President of Dow Global Technologies, Inc. and was the leader of several acquisition integration teams.

Jeffrey Baker has been named Vice President, Procurement and will be responsible for building a world-class procurement function at Myers. Jeff has extensive experience developing and implementing value-added procurement strategies. Jeff spent over 34 years leading procurement teams at The Dow Chemical Company, where he had responsibility for raw materials, logistics, and packaging purchasing and predominately supported the plastics supply chain. Jeff has a track record of using the purchasing function to deliver shareholder value.

“I am very pleased to introduce these important new additions to our leadership team,” said Michael McGaugh, President and Chief Executive Officer of Myers Industries. “With decades of industry experience and success, Jim, Jeff, and Dave will strengthen our company in three important areas: how we sell, how we buy, and how we integrate our acquisitions. I am confident that these executive additions will help us drive significant long-term value for our shareholders.”

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 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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