MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.—Quadion L.L.C., doing business as Minnesota Rubber & Plastics, appointed Marlin Braun as its CEO.
He succeeds Jim Lande, who has been Minnesota Rubber & Plastics' CEO since 1985. He is retiring from Quadion.
Braun joined Minnesota Rubber & Plastics as chief operating officer in July 2013. Prior to joining the firm, Braun worked at Green Tweed, a custom engineered elastomers, thermoplastics and thermoplastic composites manufacturer; VEECO Instruments, which provides meteorology and process equipment solutions; and Perkin Elmer, which manufacturers fabrication capital equipment and measurement instrumentation.
Braun has grown private and publically-held businesses with revenues between $50 million and $750 million both organically and via acquisitions.
He also has created global strategic alliances, provided leadership in strategic planning and execution, multi-cultural communication, operational excellence, multi-function global operations and new product development, according to Quadion.
Quadion Chairman John Hale said the promotion "recognizes Marlin's contribution in playing a vital role in setting and executing the company's growth strategy to achieve continued success at Minnesota Rubber & Plastics. He brings tremendous leadership abilities, an innovative mindset and focused drive to deliver a high value proposition to Minnesota Rubber & Plastics' customers."
Minnesota Rubber and Plastics designs, develops, compounds and engineers materials, components and assemblies for demanding applications. It employs more than 1,000 worldwide, with facilities in the U.S., Mexico, Europe and China.