AKRON— Michael R. Beck has been promoted to president of Polymer Valley Chemicals Inc.
Mike Beck Jr., the company's founder, will remain as CEO.
Michael R. Beck has served in a number of roles with the company since he joined in 1997, the firm said.
"Michael has been assuming more and more of a leadership role in recent years and I just thought the timing was right to make it official," said Mike Beck Jr. "He's been working closely with me for 17 years, and it's time to pass the torch. As CEO, I'll still be around to ensure the transition is a smooth one."
Polymer Valley Chemicals provides treated and untreated mineral fillers, carbon black and custom treating and packaging.