Seaman Corporation, a family-owned business headquartered in Wooster, Ohio, has announced that its board of directors has selected Jeff Swartz as its new chief executive officer. Swartz will replace John Crum, who is retiring after 18 years at Seaman, including the last five as CEO.
Swartz is a veteran of the building products industry, having spent 23 years with Armstrong World Industries and six years at Fortune Brands Global Plumbing Group in a variety of sales, operations and general management roles in the U.S., U.K., China and Germany. He was most recently president of Moen’s Americas business, where he had P&L responsibility for the U.S., Canada and Latin America. Swartz has a degree in industrial engineering from Penn State University and an MBA from Columbia University.
“Jeff brings a unique and wide range of proven business leadership experience,” Richard Seaman, chairman of the board, said in a press release. “The board, the family shareholders and I are confident that these career experiences will enable Jeff to provide the leadership to further develop and execute Seaman Corporation’s strategic growth objectives in the coming years. Jeff’s leadership will also be an important asset to the Wooster community.”
Swartz assumed his role as CEO on April 15.
Since 1949, Seaman Corp. has been a world leader of innovative, high performance coated fabrics including FiberTite® Roofing Systems, Shelter-Rite® Architectural Fabrics, XR® Geomembranes and Shelter-Lite® Truck Tarps, as well as collapsible fuel tanks and tent materials for military and government applications.