NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio—Lauren International Ltd. has named Mike Hovan as its new chief operating officer, effective March 7.
The firm said he brings 30 years of experience and has held numerous leadership positions within Lauren and other high-profile companies. He joined the firm in 1993 as mixing plant manager, eventually serving as president of Lauren Manufacturing, president of Edgetech and vice president of Lauren International.
He served as a board member of Lauren International until the firm sold Edgetech to Quanex in 2011, the firm said. He became senior vice president of sales and marketing for all of Quanex and in 2014 was promoted to president and general manager of Mikron Industries Inc., Quanex's largest business division.
“Mike brings exceptional leadership experience to Lauren and a great understanding of our business,” Kevin Gray, CEO of Lauren International, said in a statement. “We are thrilled to welcome him back to Lauren International as part of our executive team.”
Lauren International is a global company with nine different subsidiaries, including Lauren Manufacturing, Lauren Plastics and LMI Custom Mixing.