LOUISVILLE, Kentucky--Whip Mix has announced that James W. Myers (above left) has been named president, and will succeed Allen F. Steinbock (above right) who will continue as company CEO and chairman of the board.
However Steinbock’s focus at Whip Mix will remain on strategic issues, shareholder relations and board development. He will continue to call on key customers in dental education, practices, laboratories, distribution, and manufacturing around the world.
A Louisville native, Myers has been at Whip Mix for 10 years as vice president of manufacturing, managing the activities of the Louisville and Fort Collins, Colo., plants. In 2011, the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers awarded Myers the Kentucky Manufacturing Employee of the Year Award in recognition of his excellence ini nnovation, teamwork, community service, and leadership.
Myers previously spent 13 years in the local facilities of Lear Corporation and Teledyne Packaging in a variety of supply chain and manufacturing management assignments.
In announcing the changes to Whip Mix team members, outgoing President Steinbock cited Myers' key qualities.
“Jim’s people skills, his understanding of global logistics and his passion for making things that solve our customer’s problems made the selection a clear Board decision," Steinbock said.
"I will support him in every possible way as our 93-year-old family business continues to adapt its products and services to the digital revolution that is changing the delivery of dentistry.”
Myers, the first nonfamily president in the company history, said: “I have seen the careful, thoughtful leadership that the Steinbocks lead by example on a daily basis. I am honored to be asked to continue this family legacy.”