BRUNSWICK, OH (June 7, 2018) —At its meeting earlier today, the Philpott Solutions Group Board of Directors elected Dr. James (Jim) Vaughn to be the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. At their annual meeting, also held today, Dr. Vaughn was also elected to the Philpott Board of Directors by the company’s shareholders. Dr. Vaughn replaces the retiring Mike Baach, who served as CEO since 2009.
Prior to joining Philpott as its Chief Operating officer this January, Dr. Vaughn served in executive management capacities at Omnova and GE. Mike Baach commented, “We were most fortunate to attract Dr. Vaughn, who is one of the most professional, energetic corporate leaders that I have ever met.” Dr. Vaughn said, “The opportunity to join Philpott was one I simply could not pass up. I saw it as a place where the confluence of my executive management, marketing & sales, innovation, and manufacturing skills coincided with Philpott’s leadership requirements. Although I have worked for larger companies in my past, the challenges are the same; however the impact of my efforts to support the great men and women at Philpott is much more immediate”.” Dr. Vaughn continued, “We are in the early stages of bringing Philpott’s China manufacturing jobs back to our plant in Aurora, Ohio plant, which we recently purchased, fully remodeled, and equipped with brand new molding equipment.” Vaughn continued, “Philpott is a great place with great people. Since each employee is also an owner in Philpott, we all share in our stated goal to grow Philpott’s business and create jobs in the USA by earning each and every order with value-based products and services that our customers require!”
Dr. Vaughn lives with his wife, Tracy, in Hudson, OH, with their 2 sons. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Geneva College and his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from The University of Pittsburgh. For further information about Dr. Vaughn, please visit his LinkedIn page at https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-l-vaughn-ph-d-b110b26/