Michelman announces leadership transition

Cincinnati-based Michelman has confirmed Richard Michelman as the organization’s next President & CEO, effective January 1, 2022. At that time, Steven Shifman, President & CEO since 2003, will assume the role of Executive Chairman. This leadership transition assures that the company will continue to be family-owned and managed for the long term.

“I am proud of having led and grown our company globally for nearly 20 years,” said Shifman. “Moreover, I have strived to lead the company so that our ability to grow sustainably for good has been enhanced. Michelman is comprised of hundreds of values-based and purpose-driven associates, and I am appreciative that we continue to leave a positive impact on the communities we serve and the world around us.”

“Steve is leaving us in a solid position,” said Michelman. “We are set up to be more vital and impactful than ever before, and I am ready to lead the business into the future as the coatings, printing & packaging, and fibers & composites markets continue to need our sustainable solutions.”

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