Celebrating 100 years of business in 2024, Plymouth Tube Company is a privately-held, family-owned, precision metals manufacturer of tubing and extruded shapes for use in a variety of industries. Headquartered in Warrenville, Illinois with eight plants in the United States and Plymouth Schwerter Technik in Germany, Plymouth takes pride is supporting its customers with quality products and services.
Pete Murray joined Plymouth as a member of the Board of Directors in January 2023 and was named interim CEO in February of the same year. With an extensive background leading and growing the profitability of family-owned metals businesses, Pete is driving transformation at Plymouth aimed at improving customer performance and financial strength.
Prior to Plymouth, Pete enjoyed a thirty-one-year career with ALCOA and Charter Manufacturing Company, Inc. that included roles as President of Charter Wire LLC, Charter Automotive LLC and Charter Dura-Bar, Inc. He brings extensive background in ferrous metals manufacturing and distribution, fluid power and automotive industries. In his immediate prior role, Pete’s team implemented a series of pricing and portfolio improvement initiatives to speed time to market and enhance financial performance, while driving LEAN operational improvements in safety, quality, delivery, supply security, and cost.
Pete champions cultures of trust, teamwork, safety and continuous improvement. Throughout his career Pete has been active in trade associations and industry groups, including the Cold Finished Steel Bar Institute, Original Equipment Suppliers Association, American Foundry Society and National Fluid Power Association.
Pete holds a BA in Economics from Queen’s University and an MBA from Marquette University.
Chief Operating Officer
David Crouch has rejoined Plymouth in 2022 as Chief Operating officer. Early in his career, David began with Plymouth as the Winamac Hot Mill Production Manager.
In 2012, he was the General Manager of Salisbury followed by a transfer to the Hopkinsville location. In 2019, David accepted the role of Group Vice President, responsible for overseeing Corporate Engineering, the Hopkinsville mill and the Winamac facilities.
Most recently, David worked with AMG Vanadium as the Vice President of Operations.
David has spent the majority of his career applying lean practices while leading turn around initiatives in the Automotive and Metals industries. He is experienced in heading operations in the private equity, family owned, and public sectors with P&L’s ranging from $10M to $350M.
Fede joined Plymouth in 2019 as CFO, bringing over 25 years of progressive Finance experience across various industries. He is a global business leader with commercial, and supply chain experience and has lived and worked in the US, Venezuela and Brazil.
He is experienced in leading large and small organizations and believes in fostering partnerships in order to improve financial outcomes. He has a strong foundation in maximizing cash generation through focus on financial discipline and through support of revenue growth initiatives. A key attribute to his leadership style is seeking and achieving a thorough understanding of the business in which he operates.
Most recently and prior to joining Plymouth, Fede was the CFO at Getronics and the CFO/EVP at Sony DADC Americas, a division of Sony Corporation. He started his career in the pharmaceutical industry in which he spent 15 years between Schering-Plough (now Merck) and Warner Lambert (now Pfizer).
Fede holds a BA in Economics, Philosophy and Financial Management from Ohio Wesleyan and an M.B.A. from Rutgers University. He believes in the importance of diversity in the workplace and philanthropic endeavors, founding and supporting Employee Resource Groups at Sony and serving as a board member for over two years at Latino U College Access.
Vice President - Marketing
Holly Both joined Plymouth in 1996 and has since held positions of increased responsibility in marketing, inside sales, customer service and innovation. Today, Holly champions the development of marketing and brand strategies designed to differentiate Plymouth in a dynamic, global marketplace.
A compelling blend of analytical and creative competencies, Holly combines extensive knowledge and industry expertise with the ability to execute scalable strategies that drive impactful results and cultivate long-term customer loyalty. Holly also serves as Chair of Women in Titanium, a sub-group of the International Titanium Association that focuses on growth of the overall titanium industry by mentoring and providing development and networking opportunities for women in the industry.
Holly holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Northern Illinois University and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
VICE PRESIDENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
Doris joined Plymouth in 2021 as VP, Human Resources with over 30 years of Human Resources experience. Her experience spans several Fortune 500 companies within entertainment, manufacturing, supply chain and retail. She is highly skilled in developing and implementing successful HR practices and measuring results and has been responsible for strategically managing change and creating sustained value in dynamic and complex international environments and building solid infrastructures and strong teams to ensure lasting success.
Doris has a B.S. in Business Management and Executive and Industrial Relations certifications from Loyola Marymount and Simmons University.
Director of Finance and Accounting
Deb Lange joined Plymouth in 1987 and has held positions of leadership and influence in finance, accounting and IT at both the corporate and mill level. Today, Deb oversees all financial and accounting functions of the company, including management and coordination of all fiscal reporting activities. She was promoted to Director of Finance and Accounting in January 2020.
Known for her strengths in creating team member engagement and in serving as an advocate for company culture, Deb works collaboratively with senior management to establish, monitor and enforce internal controls, prepare budgets, analyze production activities, identify new business opportunities, and develop capital investments plans that help to ensure the company’s long-term viability and success.
Deb holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from North Central College and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.