NEWMARKET, Ontario—AirBoss of America Corp. has made some significant management changes as it prepares to grow further and extend its reach in 2015.
Tim Toppen, who has served as president for the last year, was named deputy chairman of the company, according to Gren Schoch, AirBoss chairman and CEO.
At the same time, Schoch said Lisa Swartzman will be promoted to president, replacing Toppen, and have overall responsibility for the company's businesses in rubber compounding, engineered products, defense and automotive parts.
In addition, he said, Robert Dodd will become president of AirBoss Rubber Compounding and remains an executive vice president of the company.
Schoch said Toppen has brought invaluable experience to the firm during the last year—a transformative period for the company—and his new role will allow him to focus on special initiatives and key business relationships to continue building AirBoss.
Toppen took over as president of the company last Jan. 6, assuming many of the management duties of President and CEO Robert Hagerman, who was on extended medical leave recovering from injuries sustained in an accident. Schoch took over as CEO and remained chairman of the business.