Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) president Tim Sullivan has been appointed to Barry-Wehmiller’s board of directors with the company looking to capitalize on his ‘vast organizational knowledge and strategic thinking capabilities’.
Sullivan is a 25-year team member of Barry-Wehmiller, and is currently group president of two of its largest divisions, BW Papersystems and PCMC.
Sullivan joined Barry-Wehmiller in 1989 as the director of corporate development to assist with acquisitions. Three years later, he was named vice president of customer service, developing Barry-Wehmiller's Excellence in Service program. In 1994, Sullivan became chief financial officer (CFO) before, in 1997, becoming president of Pneumatic Scale Corp. (now PneumaticScaleAngelus).
In 2005, Sullivan played a key role in the acquisition of PCMC, which added paper converting as Barry-Wehmiller’s fourth major operating platform. Today, as group president, Sullivan provides leadership for Barry-Wehmiller divisions, BW Papersystems and PCMC with combined annual revenues of nearly 500 million USD.
In addition to his role with Barry-Wehmiller, Sullivan is a member of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME).
Sullivan’s appointment to Barry-Wehmiller’s board of directors, which is comprised of 13 members, fills the seat of outgoing member Jim Lawson, retiring vice president and CFO.
Robert H. Chapman, Barry-Wehmiller chairman and chief executive officer, said: ‘Tim has been instrumental in helping us grow from a 20 million USD single-market business into the thriving two billion USD and growing organization that we are today.
‘His vast organizational knowledge, strategic thinking capabilities, and deep commitment to our Truly Human Leadership vision, will ensure that Barry-Wehmiller remains an industry leader that offers fulfilling work for its team members while creating value for all of our stakeholders.
‘His addition to our distinguished group of directors offers invaluable perspective during an exciting period of growth and change for the organization.’
‘Jim [Lawson] has made an extraordinary contribution to the development of our Company as we know it today,’ added Chapman. ‘During his tenure, Barry-Wehmiller acquired more than 60 companies and experienced year after year of significant revenue growth.’
‘Becoming a member of the board offers me a way to increase the depth to which I contribute to the company,’ said Sullivan. ‘I understand intimately the various industries and clients we serve and hope to bring an insider’s perspective when discussing the culture, strategy, direction and performance of our business and business units.
‘With the acceleration of our growth, particularly outside of the US, it’s not hard to imagine a company of 20,000-plus people that continues its position as a leader in our industries and our communities through our focus on a sustainable business model fueled by our people and our culture.’