M. Holland appoints Julian Wiles to support its North American business expansion and execute operational best practices globally.
Northbrook, Ill., April 15, 2019 — M. Holland Company, a leading distributor of thermoplastic resins, today announced the appointment of Julian Wiles to the position of vice president of operations. As a member of M. Holland’s Executive Leadership Team, Wiles will execute M. Holland’s vision of global operational excellence, overseeing client experience, supply chain, quality assurance, and order fulfillment activities. Drawing on his many years of experience in operations and logistic transformations, Julian will be responsible for introducing and executing operational best practices globally. Wiles will report directly to CEO Ed Holland.
“We’re pleased to welcome Julian to the M. Holland family. He is a seasoned executive with more than 25 years of experience helping businesses operate efficiently and effectively to drive client satisfaction,” said Ed Holland, CEO at M. Holland. “This is a time of transformative growth for M. Holland, and Julian’s knowledge base and track record of success will make him a vital part of our leadership team.”
Wiles joins M. Holland from Bloomberg L.P., a privately held financial, software, data, and media company, where he served as the head of global logistics and was in charge of improving operational efficiency within the organization. Prior, he was the senior director of global logistics for S.C. Johnson, a privately-held manufacturer of household cleaning products. At S.C. Johnson, he held multiple leadership positions in the manufacturing operations division and established operational strategies, led his teams to higher levels of productivity and efficiency, and was involved in the successful implementation of a new ERP system. Before joining S.C. Johnson, Wiles worked with Fortune 500 companies including General Mills and Frito-Lay.
“It’s an honor to take on this new challenge,” Wiles said. “Having previously worked with privately held companies, I hope to leverage my experience to bring greater value to an already impressive team. This, along with the company’s superior culture and family-oriented business model, are reasons why I chose to make the move to M. Holland.” Wiles added, “I look forward to working with the team to establish operational strategies that help M. Holland grow to its full international potential.”
Wiles’ hire is part of a greater update to M. Holland’s organizational structure. Recently, the company announced the promotion of seven company veterans to senior-level executive roles to better support the company’s growth as a leading international distributor. These organizational changes and Wiles’ hire will further position the company to evolve its leadership structure to support its strategic business initiatives and five-year growth plan.
Wiles earned his Executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business, Marketing and Logistics from The Ohio State University.
M. Holland is a leading international distributor of thermoplastic resins and ancillary products, providing suppliers with the most strategic channels to market, offering innovative sourcing and supply chain solutions to its 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.