Seaman Corp. Names President, COO

April 11, 2014
John Crum previously held the titles of vice president of operations, executive vice president & co-president

Seaman Corp. announced the promotion of John Crum to the positions of president and chief operating officer. An employee of the company for 16 years, he previously held the titles of vice president of operations, executive vice president and co-president.

"John has been involved in all areas of the business and understands our technology, our customers and our associates," said Richard Seaman, the company's chairman and CEO. "John's leadership style is in alignment with and effectively supports the Seaman culture, which will help us to be responsive to our current business opportunities and challenges."

With manufacturing locations in Wooster, Ohio, and Bristol, Tennessee, Seaman Corp. developed industrial fabrics, sold globally in many markets, for more than 65 years. Among the company's products are FiberTite roofing systems, Shelter-Rite truck tarp and architectural fabrics, XR Technology geomembranes and specialized fabrics for military structures and fuel tanks, the marine industry and other markets.

"I look forward to working with John in his new role," Seaman said, "and assisting him in continuing to build a very strong leadership team at Seaman Corp., to capitalize quickly on our opportunities for growth."

"I am very pleased with this opportunity," Crum said. "I look forward to working with the Seaman leadership team and the many dedicated associates to meet or exceed our customers’ expectations. I'm also excited about taking Seaman's product innovation to the next level as we strive to accelerate our growth in new and existing markets."

Crum joined Seaman Corp. in 1997 with 20 years' experience in manufacturing management and manufacturing engineering, earlier holding the position of operations manager for Cooper Industries. He first became a corporate officer of Seaman Corp. in 2000, when he was promoted from plant manager to vice president of operations.

Crum will be based at Seaman’s corporate headquarters in Wooster, Ohio.

Source: Seaman Corp.