Responding to significant global growth and development, McLanahan Corp. is creating “a new global organization structure that includes the restructuring of top-level positions, as well as title changes within the executive management team.”
Effective as of the March 2014 McLanahan Annual Shareholder Meeting, Sean K. McLanahan, who represents the McLanahan family’s sixth generation of ownership, assumes the title of CEO. Fifth-generation family owner Michael W. McLanahan continues as chairman of the board, while George L. Sidney Jr., remains president and COO. Together, these three serve as McLanahan’s executive team.
In addition to these title changes, the new structure divides the corporation into three main areas – corporate shared services, sales and business development and business operations. Each area will be managed by one of three executive vice presidents.
- Jay Nartatez has been promoted to executive vice president – corporate shared services and will also serve as CFO. In his new position Nartatez will oversee various departments including marketing and communications, safety, quality, finance, information technology and information systems.
- Ken Kirsch has been promoted to executive vice president – business operations. Kirsch now directly oversees areas of the company that include technical services, continuous improvement and product innovation, materials management, manufacturing, and human resources.
- McLanahan is currently recruiting for the third position, executive vice president – sales and business development. This position will oversee all U.S. operations and global sites, as well as managing customer relationships and new opportunities.
“This new global organization chart not only provides new positions for 2014, but also insight into where we will be in 2020,” said Sean McLanahan, CEO. “Segmenting the corporation into three main areas allows employees to focus on their areas of expertise, while supporting our customers and the global marketplace.”