Friday, 11 January 2008

Michelman Strengthens C-Suite with Hiring of New CFO

CINCINNATI, OH (January 11, 2008) – Michelman has strengthened its executive leadership team, hiring Mr. Alan Blake as the company’s new CFO and Vice President, Finance.  Blake will assume responsibility for all aspects of the Finance and IT Departments. 

In his new role, Mr. Blake will lead the retooling of the company's IT infrastructure and financial systems to support and improve efficiencies in Michelman's growing global operations.

According to Mr. Steve Shifman, President and CEO at Michelman, “Alan has extensive experience planning and implementing highly effective and aggressive growth plans for a variety of private and publicly held companies.  His experience and knowledge lends itself perfectly to streamlining our global communications, and establishing financial efficiencies between our sales, support and manufacturing facilities around the world.  As a larger percentage of our increasing revenue shifts outside North America, it is critical our communications and financial structure keeps pace and continues to allow us to grow, without compromising the world-class products, service and support our customers have come to expect.”

A Miami University (Oxford, OH), alum, Mr. Blake was most recently Executive Vice President and CFO for Rogers Ltd, Inc., with responsibility for all financial, IT and loss prevention issues.  He also held positions with Arthur Anderson and Totes, Inc.

About Michelman
Michelman is a global manufacturer of performance-enhancing barrier, functional, and decorative coatings for flexible film packaging, paperboard, and corrugated boxes; and additives and modifiers for many industries including coatings, inks, composites, and construction products.