It is with mixed feelings that we announce the retirement of our President and CEO, Mr. Jim deLeo. We are very excited for Mr. deLeo and very grateful for his strong leadership. Mr. deLeo joined the WARCO BILTRITE family in 1986 as Business Manager of Molded Products Division advancing to President and Chief Executive Officer in 2008. Mr. deLeo’s extensive operational and production experience have provided valuable insight and perspective, which have been vital in helping WARCO BILTRITE sustain its competitive advantages and has been instrumental in guiding WARCO BILTRITE ’s strategic path. Mr. deLeo’s contributions have been many, his loyalty unwavering, his compassion and dedication to our people has been resolute. He will be sincerely missed but know that he has many exciting adventures ahead.
WARCO BILTRITE is extremely pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2019 Mr. Timothy Hemstreet will assume the role of President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Hemstreet represents the 3rd generation of his family to carry on WARCO BILTRITE ’s rich legacy. Mr. Hemstreet joined WARCO BILTRITE in July 2002 and has since been assuming positions with increasing responsibilities; more recently holding as Vice President, eCommerce & Communication and Vice President, Products. Mr. Hemstreet’s keen perspective, passion and high regard for all stakeholders will ensure a bright future for WARCO BILTRITE.
Although we begin a new chapter in our 108-year history, we continue forward as America’s Choice for Quality Rubber.™