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Plymouth Tube Co. Announces Two New Members to Board of Directors

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WARRENVILLE, IL (March 4, 2021) – Plymouth Tube Company announced that it has recruited two new members to the company’s board of directors: Gary Brooks and Rand McNally. “I was interested in adding board members who had exceptional track records and could bring world-leading expertise in competencies critical to Plymouth’s success,” explains Drew Van Pelt, Plymouth Tube CEO.

Drew continues to explain, “I was first exposed to Gary’s career a decade ago reading about Wiremold, one of the pre-eminent LEAN transformations, where operating income increased 13.4x and enterprise value 24.7x. In the interviewing process, I further learned about how he repeated that LEAN transformation at Esselte, how he himself had grown a family business early in his career, and how his colleagues lauded Gary as a kind, principles-based leader. We were introduced to Rand as being one of the strongest talent magnets in the Midwest. Whether through his roles as CEO, Board member, or through his work with Vistage, Rand has mentored over 50 C-suite executives to great success. Rand’s extensive personal executive leadership achievements also bring an important voice of the customer, having served in senior positions in the heavy equipment, industrial boiler, valves & fittings, and marine sectors.”

Gary Brooks further commented, “I was drawn to Plymouth by the combination of deeply held family values and a commitment to world-class rigor in continuous improvement.” Rand McNally shared, “Joining Plymouth’s Board felt like coming home given my years in tubing and metals. But I was most drawn to the energy and capability the Plymouth team brings. This will be a lot of fun.”

Drew concluded, “We are very excited about the contributions Gary and Rand will make to our second hundred years.”

Please contact Holly Both, Vice President of Marketing, with any questions at 630-841-2911.


About Plymouth Tube Co.

Plymouth Tube Company is a privately-held, family-owned, precision manufacturer. Our products include tubing, extruded shapes and cold drawn shapes spanning specialty carbon, alloy, stainless steel, nickel alloy and titanium. Headquartered in Warrenville, Illinois with seven plants in the U.S., Plymouth is known for offering industry leading service levels and unique technical innovations.

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