Speciality aerosol manufacturer PLZ Corp names new CEO

PLZ Corp has announced the appointment of Brett Finley as chief executive officer, effective 15 February.

Mr. Finley brings to PLZ more than 25 years of specialty manufacturing industry leadership and will focus on leveraging PLZ’s extensive R&D resources and product breadth to bring customised solutions to its customers, while continuing to drive strategic acquisitions.

“PLZ is a leader in producing innovative specialty aerosol and liquid products and packing solutions for its customers, and I am thrilled to join the Company’s leadership team,” said Mr. Finley. 

“I am impressed by the exceptional quality of PLZ’s products and its commitment to customer-centred solutions. I look forward to working with the talented team at PLZ as we strive to be the partner of choice for our customers.”

“We are delighted to have Brett’s seasoned leadership at the helm of PLZ. His industry experience gives him a deep understanding of our end markets, spanning from household products to industrial solutions and personal care. Brett’s extensive technical expertise, combined with his commitment to operational excellence makes him the right fit to drive PLZ’s next phase of growth and expansion,” said John Ferring, Chairman of PLZ.

“Brett shares our philosophy of building strong, growth-oriented businesses,” said Terry Sutter, Operating Partner at Pritzker Private Capital (“PPC”). 

“His strategic vision and operational focus make him the ideal choice to build on PLZ’s strong foundation and continue the Company’s growth trajectory. I look forward to continuing our successful partnership as we welcome Brett to the PLZ and PPC families.”

Mr. Finley joins PLZ from Fortune Brands, a leading home and security products company, where he served as President of Outdoors & Security. At Fortune Brands, he was responsible for overseeing organic and inorganic growth initiatives and managed a business segment with 7,800 employees across five business units. 

He previously held leadership roles with IDEX Corporation, serving as Senior Vice President, Corporate Officer and President of the Asia division. Mr. Finley earned his B.S. in mechanical engineering from Case Western Reserve University.

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