Liu appointed at ResinTech

ResinTech announced the addition of Shiyang (Jenny) Liu to its procurement team. A native of China, she came to the US to attend Ohio State University, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in business management of agriculture and food. Liu brings almost five years of procurement experience to ResinTech, most recently with Nike and Puma in Shanghai, China, where she held buyer and merchandizing roles. As a Purchasing Analyst, Liu will have responsibility for purchasing routines, order placement and tracking and inventory control. She will be working out of ResinTech’s new headquarters in Camden, NJ.

Winsupply leaders named
Winsupply Inc. Local Company Group President Rob Ferguson announced the promotions of three local company presidents to the roles of area leaders. Area leaders are responsible for mentoring and providing consulting expertise to 620 local companies that make up the Winsupply Family of Companies. Long-time Winsupply area leader Mike Larkin, will retire at the end of June after 44 years at Winsupply. Eric Leatherman, previously President of Lincoln Winwater (NE), has been named area leader, effective immediately, responsible for local companies in states in the northern plains and Upper Midwest. David Benton, President of Macon Noland (GA), became area leader effective May 1, helping oversee local companies in the Southeast. Steve Lyon, President of Winsupply of Orlando (FL), has been named area leader, also serving local companies in the Southeast. Lyon’s appointment was also effective May 1.

Sandra Postel awarded 2021 Stockholm Water Prize
Sandra Postel was awarded the Stockholm Water Prize 2021 for her long and outstanding work to make sense of complex water-related issues. As an author and educator, she has made important contributions to the understanding of some of the greatest challenges of our time and shown that we have the power to find sustainable solutions. Postel is a leading authority and prolific author and communicator on international water issues. She has been hailed for her inspiring, innovative, and practical approach to promoting the preservation and sustainable use of freshwater. Throughout her career, Postel has tackled complex water problems in her books, articles and lectures, with an aim to make them comprehensible to a wide audience.

Little Beaver President mourned
Billy Roy (BR) Haynes, second-generation president of Little Beaver Inc., passed away March 13 at the age of 94, surrounded by his family in Livingston, TX. His passion and life’s work were in the family business, but he had a diverse range of interests and experiences at the heart of which was service of fellow citizens and country. Haynes was born on October 2, 1926 in Livingston, TX, where he grew up and graduated high school in 1943. He briefly attended Texas A&M University, but soon left to join the war effort in World War II. He enlisted in the US. Merchant Marines and served in the European theater delivering material to England, Italy and Russia. After returning to Livingston, Haynes worked as a golf pro at a private golf course before finally joining the family business, Haynes Manufacturing Co. (now Little Beaver, Inc.) with his father. Initially working as a salesman, he traveled the eastern and central US selling the company’s products. After his father’s retirement, Haynes took the reins of the business and looked for ways to grow both the product line and the markets they reached. During his time leading Little Beaver, BR focused on improving the business from a strategic standpoint. After a successful 27 years leading the company, BR passed the business to his sons, Joe and John, upon his own retirement in 1987.

Meschisen named to Asahi management
Asahi/America, Inc. announced the addition of Andrew ‘Andy’ Meschisen to its executive management team. He joined Asahi/America on February 24, 2021 as VP of Operations and Materials, where he will oversee the company’s operations and manufacturing, materials and supply chain, quality assurance, warehousing and facility maintenance. Meschisen brings a broad range of skills and experience with him, ranging from operations and manufacturing to quality and inventory management. He has worked with large, mid-size and small specialty manufacturers. Meschisen also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in mechanical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

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