Simplex-USA, an ACPA member, announced yesterday the joint appointments of Ron Meskis as Co-Chief Executive Officer and Charley Read as Chief Operations Officer.
The announcement was made by Mark Kaler, the organization’s Interim Chief Executive Officer, who will continue to serve in a Co-CEO capacity.
“Considering the dedicated efforts of Meskis and Read, who both have been instrumental in building Simplex into the leading manufacturer and supplier of infrastructure products and solutions nationwide, their new appointments couldn’t be more deserved and complementary to each other’s strengths at this critical time of expansion,” he says, adding, “Our pivotal moment for continuing to innovate and build this vital organization to its fullest potential is now, and we trust this new leadership team will successfully implement our growth strategy with a keen focus and commitment to excellence for our customers throughout the country.”
The Simplex Board of Directors looks to Meskis and Read in their new roles as part of completing the organization’s proliferation and relocation of its West Coast manufacturing operations to Fernley, NV. In addition to his new responsibilities as Co-CEO, Meskis will oversee all Simplex sales initiatives, while Read will be responsible for all company operations across its national footprint.
Meskis brings 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, with the last ten years serving as part of executive leadership teams in highly regarded construction and healthcare organizations. Read represents 27 years of leadership experience as a consultant and manager in manufacturing operations and professional services. More specifically, his experience has been in the areas of construction, agriculture, automotive, and general industrial.
Sarah Bazey, the founder of Simplex, lead and managed this company for more than 30 years as its CEO and most recently navigated Simplex’s purchase of JC Supply & Manufacturing says, “We proudly recognize the outstanding efforts of Meskis and Read along with their continued dedication to Simplex. These accomplished individuals have the right combination of leadership skills, both in sales and operations, to deliver best-in-class manufacturing and financial performance, as well as to serve as successful ambassadors for our employees and valued customers.”