in Vol. 18 - July Issue - Year 2017
The Pangborn Group Selects Roger Stonecipher as New President
Fairburn, GA – (June 1, 2017) – The Pangborn Group, a global leader in surface preparation solutions, is pleased to introduce Roger Stonecipher as their new President, effective immediately. As President, Stonecipher will have responsibility for the company’s operating units worldwide. He will report directly to Doug Basler, Chairman of United Generations, LLC, the family-owned holding company of The Pangborn Group.
Stonecipher, 52, is a 29-year veteran of the manufacturing industry. He ran various global divisions of Tyco Electronics over a 21-year career, and went on to become CEO of two other companies.
Roger was most recently Executive Vice President of Zeus Industrial Products, Inc., a family-owned global supplier of industrial fluoropolymers, located in Orangeburg, SC.
"Roger is an accomplished leader, with a successful track record of running global manufacturing organizations," said Doug Basler, Chairman of UG, LLC. "He brings a great mix of leadership, financial know-how, operations and product management experience, as well as, sales and marketing talent to his new position at The Pangborn Group. Roger has the unique experience of running both a family-owned business, as well as a publically traded business, and understands there can be differences. Roger is also very personable and we feel is a great fit for our family culture."
"I couldn’t be more excited about joining The Pangborn Group," said Stonecipher. "Not many companies have been around since 1873. Obviously, they have been doing something right, by providing customers with reliable and innovative surface preparation solutions globally. I’m honored and grateful to Doug and the United Generations team for this opportunity to lead this exceptional group of talented professionals. I look forward to continuing the tradition of taking care of our customers in each of our regions, while driving one, global, Pangborn team."
Roger graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Louisiana. He also earned his MBA from Oklahoma City University and a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University.
Roger, along with his wife, Karen, and their four children will soon be relocating to the Atlanta metro area from Charleston, South Carolina.
About the Pangborn Group:
The Pangborn Group designs, manufactures and services shot blast and surface preparation machines and related products for a range of industries, including foundry and forge, metalworking and descaling, automotive and heavy truck, ship and rail, defense and energy. The company has led the way in all aspects of the surface preparation industry with unique designs, heavy-duty applications, and best-in-class service and support. Pangborn is headquartered in Fairburn, Georgia, USA with global offices in Germany, Italy, China and the United Kingdom.
About United Generations, LLC:
United Generations, LLC (UG) headquartered in Waukegan Illinois, is a privately held, family holding company formed to make long-term investments in highly-engineered, mission-critical product and services-based businesses. UG looks for strong management to partner with in successful businesses. The management of UG differentiates itself from financial buyers by taking an operating approach to owning businesses coupled with a long-term view.