M. Holland appoints Monica Christler and Samantha Stone as co-directors of sales to support expanding distribution business
Northbrook, Ill., Oct. 14, 2019 — M. Holland Company, a leading distributor of thermoplastic resins, announced today that it is restructuring its distribution sales organization into two sales districts to support the needs of its growing sales force and ambitious strategic plan. Industry veteran Monica Christler, who previously served as a product manager, has been promoted to head one of the districts as director, distribution sales. She will work in tandem with current director, distribution sales, Samantha Stone, who will head the other sales district.
“This investment positions our expanding commercial team to reach new levels of efficiency and allow us to better serve our clients,” said Marc Fern, executive vice president, commercial. “Monica’s experience across sales, sourcing, operations and product management will be a great asset to the newly formed distribution leadership team.” He noted that the company recently hired Mike Foldvary, a seasoned executive from BASF, as director, distribution sourcing to round out the distribution leadership team.
Together, Christler and Stone will oversee regional sales managers, implement effective growth strategies and improve profitability. Each co-director will manage specific commercial regions located in the U.S. and Canada. “M. Holland’s sales team has been evolving over the last seven years, and I’ve been proud to be part of it,” said Christler. “I look forward to working in tandem with Samantha and Mike in setting strategy, executing sales initiatives and positioning our team for success.”
Christler’s 28 years of experience in the plastics industry spans a variety of disciplines, including strategic planning, sales leadership, sourcing, operations and employee development. Prior to M. Holland, Christler served as CEO and general manager for Christler Chemical & Plastics, Inc. for over 20 years. She joined M. Holland when the company acquired Christler Chemical & Plastics in 2012, serving as a regional sales manager and most recently product manager for polycarbonate and specialty compounds.
Stone has been with M. Holland for 10 years. Over the past decade, she has worked in both product management and sales management capacities. She was named director, distribution sales in 2018.
Christler holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business/accounting from Oregon State University and an MBA from Portland State University. She is also a certified public accountant. Stone earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, polymer science, and MBA from the University of Akron.
M. Holland is a leading international distributor of thermoplastic resins, providing suppliers with the most strategic channels to market, offering innovative sourcing and supply chain solutions to our clients, and helping people lead rewarding careers. Since 1950, a deep commitment to personal relationships has formed the core of the company’s heritage, its culture, and its vision. Headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois, M. Holland has over $1 billion in annual sales and sells to more than 4,000 customers annually. To learn more, visit www.mholland.com. Follow M. Holland on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.