DEERFIELD BEACH, FL--(Marketwired - October 31, 2016) - Pylon® Manufacturing Corporation announces the appointment of Bart Plaumann as president. Plaumann will oversee all aspects of the Pylon business, including expansion of Pylon's retail customer base and new product development activity.
"Pylon has some of the most dedicated professionals in the automotive aftermarket, and I'm honored to have the opportunity to lead the team," said Bart Plaumann, president of Pylon Manufacturing. "We have exciting new products in the pipeline and look forward to a successful year ahead."
Plaumann most recently worked for the Chamberlain Group, where he served as strategic business unit manager and general manager of new business development. Prior to that, Plaumann was president of Remington Industries, an automotive accessories company licensed with Rubbermaid, Michelin and Stanley. He served as president of retail personal care for Helen of Troy, a manufacturer and marketer of electronic personal care and wellness products. He also was senior vice president and general manager for Jarden Consumer Solutions/The Holmes Group, a manufacturer and marketer of kitchen electronics, home environment and personal care products.
Qualitor, Inc., a Wellspring Capital Management company, will bring Pylon Manufacturing to the 2016 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) November 1-3 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nev. Attendees are encouraged to visit Pylon Manufacturing booth #4238 to meet Plaumann and take a picture rocking out with the Michelin man for a chance to win tickets to the Rock of Ages Show at the Rio. Participants can upload their photo to Twitter with #Rockyourride #Pylon or fill out an entry form on-site. A winner will be selected November 1 and November 2 at the AAPEX show.
"We are excited to introduce Bart at the AAPEX show and welcome him to the Pylon Manufacturing family," said Gary Cohen, CEO of Qualitor, Inc. "Bart's experience in the automotive and consumer products industry is a strong fit as we continue to focus on bringing innovative products to the industry. We encourage everyone to stop by the Pylon booth to learn more about our leading brands."
For more information on Pylon Manufacturing, please visit www.pylonhq.com.
Pylon Manufacturing Corporation is a leading automotive aftermarket supplier with nearly 40 years of experience, specializing in the design, engineering, manufacture and marketing of wiper blades and appearance chemicals. Located in Deerfield Beach, Florida, Pylon is an ISO 9001-certified company. Pylon is the exclusive licensee responsible for the manufacture and marketing of the Michelin® line of premium wiper blades, the Barrett-Jackson line of Premium Auto Care and the DuPont line of premium wiper blades and Auto Appearance Products.
Wellspring Capital Management, founded in 1995, is a leading middle-market private equity firm that manages more than $3 billion of private equity capital. The firm's objective is to bring partnership, experience and value creation to each investment. By teaming up with strong management, Wellspring is able to unlock underlying value and pursue new growth opportunities through strategic initiatives, operating improvements and add-on acquisitions. The firm functions as a strategic rather than tactical partner, providing management teams with top-line support, M&A experience and financial expertise, and access to resources. For additional information, please visit www.wellspringcapital.com.
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