NEWMARKET, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 6, 2014) - Mr. Gren Schoch, Chairman of AirBoss of America (TSX:BOS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Tim Toppen as President of the company effective immediately. Mr. Toppen will have overall responsibility for the company's growing businesses in rubber compounding, engineered products, auto parts and defense.
Mr. Toppen brings over 30 years of management experience in the rubber industry in both the public and private sector. Mr. Toppen is Chairman and CEO of TruVitals a private medical device company. He previously served as President and CEO as well as a board member of Veyance Technologies; President of Goodyear Engineered Products and President of Goodyear Chemical. These companies had over $2.7 Billion in sales in rubber products in North and South America, Asia and Europe.
He holds a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Northeastern University, an MBA from Case Western Reserve University, JD from the University of Akron and attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Mr. Schoch said, "We are thrilled that we have been able to attract an individual of the quality and experience of Mr. Toppen to lead our growth plans for the future. His career in the rubber industry both in North America and abroad makes him an ideal candidate to spearhead our continued growth. We enthusiastically welcome him to AirBoss."
Mr. Toppen said, "I am very excited to join the AirBoss team. With a strong balance sheet and strategic investments, the company is well positioned for growth. I look forward to building on the positive momentum already established at AirBoss."
About AirBoss of America Corp.
AirBoss of America Corp. develops, manufactures, and sells high quality, proprietary rubber based products offering enhanced performance and productivity to transportation, military and industrial markets. With a capacity to supply over 250 million pounds of rubber annually to a diverse group of rubber manufacturers, AirBoss is also one of North America's largest custom rubber compounding companies. AirBoss-Defense is a world leader in rubber chem-bio protective wear. AirBoss' Flexible Products is a leading supplier of innovative anti-vibration solutions to the North American automotive market. The Corporation's shares trade on the TSX under the symbol BOS. Visit www.airbossofamerica.com.