KI Industries, Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has approved Michael K. MacLean as Chief Executive Officer and President, effective October 1, 2018, succeeding Dave Goltermann.
Goltermann will continue to serve as the company’s Executive Chairman. He has been with KI for 29 years, the last 23 years as CEO, President and Chairman of the Board. Goltermann says he has been planning this transition for some time and looks forward to focusing more attention on mentoring MacLean as well as personal endeavors including serving as the National Chairman for the National Organization Board of the Alzheimer’s Association.
MacLean has been with KI Industries for 17 years in various leadership positions including Director of Manufacturing and Engineering. He most recently held the position of COO for three years. Prior to joining KI Industries, he spent time at Mayfair Molded Products and Service Plastics, Inc.
“Mike brings a level of enthusiasm, experience and leadership to KI that will serve the company well into the future. As President, Mike will provide the leadership and operating experience necessary to take KI into new markets and to continue to expand our offerings,” said Dave Goltermann.
“I’m honored to accept this position, and I look forward to further strengthening KI’s focus on growth, profitability and being an “employer of choice”. I’m surrounded by a great team of leaders here at KI and I’m excited for what the future holds”, said MacLean following Goltermann’s announcement of the transition.
MacLean is a graduate of Northern Illinois University, where he received his bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering.
KI was founded in 1964 and since then has become the leading supplier of decorative plastic parts for the appliance and automotive industries. KI has pioneered many technologies that are now widely used in the industry and continues to develop new processing techniques that enable customers to bring innovative products to market that make their products unique. KI has offices in Berkeley, IL; Queretaro, Mexico; Dongguan, China and Almelo, Netherlands.