Northbrook, IL — M. Holland Company, a leading distributor of thermoplastic resin, today announced a realignment of senior management responsibilities in the wake of the recent retirement announcement by Vice President of Sourcing Mike Ojile. With the retirement, Sourcing responsibilities will be consolidated under the newly created position of Commercial Vice President to be filled by Marc Fern. Fern previously served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
“Mike is a unique talent and there’s no way to fully replace his leadership. We’re using his well-earned retirement to realign the senior management structure to support the organization’s long-term strategic plan,” explained President and CEO Ed Holland in making the announcement.
Ojile joined M. Holland in 2012 and has 43 years of experience in the plastics industry. Prior to joining M. Holland he held senior management positions in the United States and abroad with resin producer Styrolution as well as Ashland Inc.’s distribution business.
“This is a bittersweet moment for me,” said Ojile. “M. Holland is a remarkable company with an incredibly bright future. It has been an honor and a privilege to work with some of the best and brightest in our industry. I am a little bit sad because I won’t be here to witness some of the great things that are in store for M. Holland. But I do look forward to spending more time with my family,” Ojile will remain with M. Holland through the end of December to assist with the transition.
Holland explained that the consolidation of Sales and Sourcing under Marc Fern will drive complete alignment of strategy, communication and messaging within the entire commercial organization.
Fern commented, “Mike leaves some big shoes to fill, but he’s left us with an incredibly talented Sourcing team. I’ll miss him as a colleague, but he’ll always be a friend, and I know I’ll be calling him often for counsel and advice.”
Fern joined M. Holland in 1997 as an Account Manager and has held a succession of sales management roles, including Sales Manager and Sales Director.
About M. Holland:
For more than 65 years, M. Holland has been the leading family-owned distributor of the highest quality application-specific plastic resins, with commercial and logistics reach throughout the Americas and beyond. The company serves about 4,000 customers supplying nearly 1.5 billion pounds of resin annually sourced from the premier resin producers in the world.