Tuthill Corporation names Steven Westfall as CEO and president
Tuthill Corporation announced that its board of directors appointed Steven Westfall as chief executive officer and president. Over the past four months, Westfall transitioned from the role of president, Tuthill Fort Wayne, to the Burr Ridge corporate office. He has more than 20 years of senior leadership experience in the manufacturing, mechanical and industrial engineering industries. He began his career with Tuthill in 2013 as president of Tuthill Springfield. During his tenure in Springfield, the focus was on operational excellence, strategic capital investment and commercialization of the business channels. In February 2018, Westfall became president of Tuthill Fort Wayne, again focused on top-line growth, operational excellence and strategic investment particularly in the Tuthill Fill-Rite product brand. Before joining Tuthill, Westfall held CEO roles with EaglePicher Technologies, Detroit Tool Metal Products and president of CST Industries. He holds an MBA and finance and business management degrees from Pittsburg State University.
David Fink named president of Plastics Pipe Institute
The Plastics Pipe Institute Inc. (PPI) named David M. Fink as its new president and executive director. Fink, a veteran of the plastics pipe industry, served as the chairman of the PPI board of directors from 2017 to 2019. Most recently, he served as the senior vice president at PPI member company, WL Plastics, and previously at Dow Chemical in the company’s polyolefin resin business. At WL Plastics, he oversaw growth of the company’s sales in the polyethylene pipe market segments. He has participated in a number of related standard-setting organizations and associations, including the Alliance for PE Pipe, ASTM International, American Petroleum Institute (API), American Gas Association (AGA), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Water Works Association (AWWA), NSF International, and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA). Fink chairs the PPI Statistics Committee and co-chairs the newly established PPI Safety Committee. Fink earned a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a B.S. in chemistry from Gannon University.
Motion Industries names Chris Pacer as VP of Central Group
Motion Industries Inc., a distributor of maintenance, repair and operation replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, named Chris Pacer to vice president of the company’s newly formed Central Group. A graduate of the University of Toledo with a bachelor’s degree in engineering technology, Pacer has more than 24 years of industry experience — the last 22 years with Motion Industries. He joined Motion as a certified fluid power specialist in 1997 and then branch manager throughout various markets in northern Ohio. He joined the company’s corporate accounts team in 2011, before being promoted to his latest position of Detroit division vice president and general manager in 2014, where he was responsible for the further development and overall growth of 22 branch operations and one service center.