Welcome!

News Feed Item

Tingley Taps New President & COO

Epsen Fuller Group Led the Search for Appointment of Dr. Michael S. Zedalis

NEW YORK, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Tingley Rubber Corporation, a world leader in the manufacture of Personal Protection & Equipment (PP&E) for use in harsh and/or hazardous environments, has tapped new leadership with the appointment of Michael S. Zedalis, Ph.D., as President & Chief Operating Officer.  As the strategic advisor to Tingley, Epsen Fuller Group conducted the executive search, which sought a world-class leader with a track record of product innovation and operational excellence in a high-growth environment and with deep sector expertise in protective products.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140404/MN98173)

Formerly, Dr. Zedalis was Senior Vice President, Advanced Concepts & Technologies and Chief Technology Officer spanning an 11 year career at Ansell. In addition to leading product development, global quality, and being a big part of driving Ansell's growth over the years, Dr. Zedalis delivered 'break-out' business creation and step-change increase in sales revenues & profits from new products. He brings extensive leadership experience, entrepreneurial drive, product innovation expertise, strong analytical, planning, communications and operational skills, coupled with deep domain knowledge in a broad range of mission critical technology applications.

Dr. Zedalis notes, "I'm truly excited by the opportunity to lead Tingley's talented team to help enhance its long-standing tradition for safety, quality and value, and deliver products that are recognized to be premier in their respective markets!" 

"We were searching for deep and relevant PP&E industry experience and demonstrated success in driving dramatic top-line growth through product innovation," says Thomas Fuller, Epsen Fuller Managing Partner.  "Dr. Zedalis is uniquely well-suited to lead the future growth of Tingley.  A materials science expert in chemicals, textiles, and polymers, he has the industry knowledge necessary for success in this niche industry, as well as a fantastic track record in operational innovation."

Formerly, Dr. Zedalis was a Senior Technology Strategist for Honeywell (Allied Signal) and an advanced materials expert, where he was instrumental in numerous breakthrough technologies across multiple industries including Aerospace, Automotive and Engineered Plastics. Dr. Zedalis holds a B.S. from Lafayette College and Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering from Northwestern University as well as a Masters of Technology Management from Stevens Institute of Technology.

Bruce McCollum, Tingley's Chairman, is excited about Tingley's future with Dr. Zedalis at the helm of the 118 year old company.  "We were able to land Mike, a rare find with a truly un-matched combination of technology and product innovation proficiency, global supply chain and operations management, and deep quality and regulatory expertise, all directly focused in the PP&E sector. In short, we have found exactly what we needed for the next phase of growth at Tingley."  Commenting on Epsen Fuller's role in conducting the search, Mr. McCollum added, "Tom and his team at Epsen Fuller Group did a tremendous job throughout the process, from defining the position requirements, to sourcing and assessing world-class talent, as well as providing support throughout the interview and capture process.  We are thrilled with the outcome and truly valued Tom's counsel throughout.  In fact, as a result of his deep understanding and thoughtful counsel, we have nominated Mr. Fuller for a Director's position on our Board of Directors."

About Tingley Rubber Corporation

Founded in 1896, Tingley Rubber Corporation, tingleyrubber.com, is a world leader in the manufacture of Personal Protection & Equipment (PP&E) for use in harsh and/or hazardous environments, including garments and footwear that is waterproof, flame resistant, and electrical arc resistant, as well as a wide variety of high visibility apparel to provide conspicuity of the user in hazardous conditions.  Since 1896 generations of workers have trusted the Tingley name for quality and service. Tingley products are widely utilized in many industries including Hazmat, Petrochemical, Construction, Food Processing, Agriculture, Transportation and Utility.

About Epsen Fuller Group

Epsen Fuller Group, epsenfuller.com, is a Top-20 retained executive search and leadership consulting firm headquartered in New York, and with offices in New Jersey, San Francisco and major markets and business centers throughout the world, providing instant access to a world-class executive talent pool serving the global economy.

Epsen Fuller Group delivers integrated leadership solutions focused on the acquisition, assessment, and acceleration of talent, including senior executive search, leadership development, and coaching solutions, and in-depth Board advisory services to enhance governance best practices and maximize transaction value.

The firm specializes in three industry verticals – consumer & lifestyle, life sciences, and digital – placing top talent in blue-chip client organizations worldwide.

Media Contact: Calgary Branagan, Epsen Fuller Group, 8888009931, [email protected]

News distributed by PR Newswire iReach: https://ireach.prnewswire.com

SOURCE Epsen Fuller Group

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
In IT, we sometimes coin terms for things before we know exactly what they are and how they’ll be used. The resulting terms may capture a common set of aspirations and goals – as “cloud” did broadly for on-demand, self-service, and flexible computing. But such a term can also lump together diverse and even competing practices, technologies, and priorities to the point where important distinctions are glossed over and lost.
Predictive analytics tools monitor, report, and troubleshoot in order to make proactive decisions about the health, performance, and utilization of storage. Most enterprises combine cloud and on-premise storage, resulting in blended environments of physical, virtual, cloud, and other platforms, which justifies more sophisticated storage analytics. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Peter McCallum, Vice President of Datacenter Solutions at FalconStor, discussed using predictive analytics to mon...
All clouds are not equal. To succeed in a DevOps context, organizations should plan to develop/deploy apps across a choice of on-premise and public clouds simultaneously depending on the business needs. This is where the concept of the Lean Cloud comes in - resting on the idea that you often need to relocate your app modules over their life cycles for both innovation and operational efficiency in the cloud. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at19th Cloud Expo, Valentin (Val) Bercovici, CTO of Soli...
Information technology is an industry that has always experienced change, and the dramatic change sweeping across the industry today could not be truthfully described as the first time we've seen such widespread change impacting customer investments. However, the rate of the change, and the potential outcomes from today's digital transformation has the distinct potential to separate the industry into two camps: Organizations that see the change coming, embrace it, and successful leverage it; and...
Without a clear strategy for cost control and an architecture designed with cloud services in mind, costs and operational performance can quickly get out of control. To avoid multiple architectural redesigns requires extensive thought and planning. Boundary (now part of BMC) launched a new public-facing multi-tenant high resolution monitoring service on Amazon AWS two years ago, facing challenges and learning best practices in the early days of the new service. In his session at 19th Cloud Exp...
Fact: storage performance problems have only gotten more complicated, as applications not only have become largely virtualized, but also have moved to cloud-based infrastructures. Storage performance in virtualized environments isn’t just about IOPS anymore. Instead, you need to guarantee performance for individual VMs, helping applications maintain performance as the number of VMs continues to go up in real time. In his session at Cloud Expo, Dhiraj Sehgal, Product and Marketing at Tintri, sha...
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to simplify and streamline our lives by automating routine tasks that distract us from our goals. This promise is based on the ubiquitous deployment of smart, connected devices that link everything from industrial control systems to automobiles to refrigerators. Unfortunately, comparatively few of the devices currently deployed have been developed with an eye toward security, and as the DDoS attacks of late October 2016 have demonstrated, this oversight can ...
Extracting business value from Internet of Things (IoT) data doesn’t happen overnight. There are several requirements that must be satisfied, including IoT device enablement, data analysis, real-time detection of complex events and automated orchestration of actions. Unfortunately, too many companies fall short in achieving their business goals by implementing incomplete solutions or not focusing on tangible use cases. In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Dave McCarthy, Director of Products...
Regulatory requirements exist to promote the controlled sharing of information, while protecting the privacy and/or security of the information. Regulations for each type of information have their own set of rules, policies, and guidelines. Cloud Service Providers (CSP) are faced with increasing demand for services at decreasing prices. Demonstrating and maintaining compliance with regulations is a nontrivial task and doing so against numerous sets of regulatory requirements can be daunting task...
Machine Learning helps make complex systems more efficient. By applying advanced Machine Learning techniques such as Cognitive Fingerprinting, wind project operators can utilize these tools to learn from collected data, detect regular patterns, and optimize their own operations. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Stuart Gillen, Director of Business Development at SparkCognition, discussed how research has demonstrated the value of Machine Learning in delivering next generation analytics to impr...
More and more brands have jumped on the IoT bandwagon. We have an excess of wearables – activity trackers, smartwatches, smart glasses and sneakers, and more that track seemingly endless datapoints. However, most consumers have no idea what “IoT” means. Creating more wearables that track data shouldn't be the aim of brands; delivering meaningful, tangible relevance to their users should be. We're in a period in which the IoT pendulum is still swinging. Initially, it swung toward "smart for smar...
Join Impiger for their featured webinar: ‘Cloud Computing: A Roadmap to Modern Software Delivery’ on November 10, 2016, at 12:00 pm CST. Very few companies have not experienced some impact to their IT delivery due to the evolution of cloud computing. This webinar is not about deciding whether you should entertain moving some or all of your IT to the cloud, but rather, a detailed look under the hood to help IT professionals understand how cloud adoption has evolved and what trends will impact th...
20th Cloud Expo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy.
Businesses and business units of all sizes can benefit from cloud computing, but many don't want the cost, performance and security concerns of public cloud nor the complexity of building their own private clouds. Today, some cloud vendors are using artificial intelligence (AI) to simplify cloud deployment and management. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Ajay Gulati, Co-founder and CEO of ZeroStack, will discuss how AI can simplify cloud operations. He will cover the following topics: why clou...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017 at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. @ThingsExpo New York Call for Papers is now open.