Kevin Short has been named president of Plaskolite, LLC, effective April 24. Mitchell Grindley, president and CEO since 2015, will continue to serve as CEO and work closely with Short moving forward.
Short comes to Plaskolite from Polymershapes, where he was president and CEO for more than two years. Before that, he spent 13 years with Laird Plastics (later North American Plastics) in a variety of sales and executive leadership positions. Short is also a two-term president of the International Association of Plastics Distribution and currently serves on the board of the Institute for Distribution Excellence, the research arm of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors.
“I have known and worked with Plaskolite for almost two decades and have admired its leadership team, business practices and dedication to customer service,” Short says. “I am thrilled to join the organization and look forward to working with Mitch and his team to continue to grow the business in exciting new ways.”
“As we have grown both organically and through acquisitions, it has become clear that our leadership team must grow accordingly to ensure we build on our recent momentum,” Grindley says. “Kevin Short brings tremendous experience and a thorough understanding of the plastics industry. Just as importantly, he fits the Plaskolite culture that we feel separates us from our competitors.”