Scully Signal Company, a fluid handling products manufacturing company has announced the appointment of Eric Kirleis as CEO.
Kirleis previously worked at Gefran Corporation, a family owned worldwide industrial sensor and controls manufacturing company in charge of their North American Division. While at Gefran, he had full profit and loss responsibilities for the division and was instrumental in numerous business and new product development initiatives. Kirleis holds an MBA from Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management.
“I’m excited to be joining Scully and honored to be leading such a historic and valuable brand. I plan to engage Scully’s customer base, strengthen Scully’s role in the marketplace and position the company for significant growth.”
Robert G. Scully, who has served as president and CEO since 1964, will remain chairman of the board. “I am pleased to transition the full operational responsibilities to Eric and our new management team,” said Scully. “He was the unanimous choice of the Scully family and our board of directors. While I will continue in a strategic role in the company, I enthusiastically welcome Eric as our new leader and am confident in his abilities and a bright future for the company. In the year of its 80th anniversary, Scully Signal Company is making a carefully considered transition to the third generation and remains committed to serving our customers and the industry well into the future.”
Robert Scully has also announced several key additions to the management team.
Katrina Scully Ohl, the daughter of Robert Scully and the former director of marketing, recently returned to the company. She has been named executive vice president. Ohl brings 17 years of industry experience and related expertise in customer relations, account management, marketing and communications. She will also continue in her role as a board member. “I have a deep appreciation for our customers, suppliers and employees who have allowed us to play an important role in providing safe and efficient fluid handling solutions,” She said. “I am committed to preserving the family legacy and revitalizing our role as the innovative industry leader.”
Beth Bauman joined Scully Signal Company in 2015, and she will be responsible for operations, focusing on product development and manufacturing. Bauman, a MIT MSME graduate engineer, came from Harvard BioScience where she led global multi-disciplinary product development teams and multi-site manufacturing, quality and logistics organizations. She has led the revitalization of the engineering department, the implementation of the new ERP system and the quality and lean manufacturing programs. “I am committed to taking the Scully product offerings to an even higher level of performance in safety, quality, reliability and efficiency for our customers and look forward to contributing to the growth of the company,” said Bauman.”
Robert (Bob) McGonagle has been with Scully since 2004, and has played a pivotal role in supporting customers and leading the service and sales teams. McGonagle has more than 23 years of experience in the petroleum industry, having served as a fuels specialist with the U.S. Air Force. He will continue in his position as Director of Sales & Service. “As we enter our 80th year serving the Petrochemical industry I look forward to working with our new CEO Eric Kirleis as we continue to provide the industry with the most innovated products on the market,” McGonagle said.