Allied has announced senior management changes at its corporate headquarters. As of Sept. 1, 2017, Jon K Tabor, Chairman of the Board of Directors, will take a new role as Chairman Emeritus. Jon R Tabor, President and CEO will assume the role of Chairman in addition to his current role as CEO. Paul Jamieson, Corporate Vice President of Steel and Domestic Foundry, was promoted to President.
In the role of Chairman and CEO, Jon R. Tabor will retain responsibility for international and affiliate operations, Research and Development, Strategy, Finance, and the global scope of all other departments. Jamieson will take over Columbus-based Domestic Sales, Domestic Operations and Human Resources and report to Jon R. Tabor.
The changes will broaden the outlook on Allied’s growth and development and streamline day to day operations.
“For some time, I have felt that I need to spend more time on longer-term opportunities,” says Jon R. Tabor., These include global communication, employee engagement, workplace diversity, strategic opportunities, and internal culture.
Jon K. Tabor, with more than 60 years in the refractories industry, is revered as a wise advisor with great future insight. He will continue to provide this key advisory role for Allied as Chairman Emeritus. There are no plans for anyone involved in the reorganization to forfeit involvement in the company’s direction.
Plans had been in the works for about a year to place Jamieson as the succeeding president. His unique combination of experience, energy, passion and leadership skills made him the ideal candidate.
“I am eager to start working with the entire Allied family as our ESOP company continues to successfully expand into the future,” says Jamieson.
Allied has been expanding and progressing rapidly, with a recent acquisition of Pryor Giggey Co. and upcoming establishment of a manufacturing plant in Russia. Company executives are confident that these changes in leadership will help ensure future success.