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Tranzonic Companies promotes Brian Rhoades to executive vice president of operations

January 4, 2020

The Tranzonic Companies has promoted Brian Rhoades to executive vice president of operations.

Brian Rhoades
The Tranzonic Companies

Rhoades, who was promoted a year ago to oversee operations at the Sparks, Nevada, and Montebello, California, locations, in addition to the firm’s West Knoxville facility, now will expand his oversight to the remaining Tranzonic facilities, including Ontario and San Diego in California; Lynn, Massachusetts; and Bolivar, Ohio. Rhoades will assume responsibility one facility at a time to eventually lead all Tranzonic operations.

“Brian has been a tremendous asset for Tranzonic since his first day in 2018,” said Pat Fitzmaurice, chief financial officer of Tranzonic. “He is a true leader of people and has brought the discipline, energy and culture needed within our operations team. He has earned this promotion because of the profound changes he creates at every facility he oversees.”

Based in Cleveland, Ohio, The Tranzonic Companies was founded nearly a century ago and manufactures and distributes wiping cloths, personal hygiene products, textiles, washroom supplies and accessories, wiping and cleaning supplies, and safety products. The Knoxville facility, located off Hardin Valley Road, is the largest manufacturing and distribution site for The Tranzonic Companies.

Rhoades joined Tranzonic in 2018 as vice president of operations in Knoxville. He has more than 30 years of experience in plant management and operations, previously serving 10 years as vice president of operations in Knoxville for WS Packaging Group. He also has held senior management positions at Newell Rubbermaid in Maryville, Tennessee; Emerson Electric in Marshalltown, Iowa; and Keihin North America, a joint venture of Keihin Corporation and Honda North America in Muncie, Indiana.

About The Tranzonic Companies

Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, and founded nearly a century ago, The Tranzonic Companies manufactures and distributes wiping and cleaning supplies; personal hygiene products; textiles; washroom supplies and accessories; and safety products to the away-from-home market. The Knoxville location is the largest manufacturing and distribution facility for The Tranzonic Companies.