BRUNSWICK, Ohio—The Philpott Solutions Group board of directors elected Jim Vaughn to be the company's president and CEO at its annual meeting.
Vaughn was also elected to the Philpott board of directors by the company's shareholders, according to a Philpott release. Vaughn replaces Mike Baach, who served as CEO since 2009 and is retiring.
Vaughn comes to Philpott after serving in executive management capacities at Omnova Solutions Inc. and GE.
Philpott is in the early stages of bringing the company's China-based manufacturing jobs back to its plant in Aurora, Ohio, said Vaughn.
The company also earned ISO:9001:2015 certification after a comprehensive audit of each component of Philpott's quality system documentation and processes by a third-party ISO consultant, Philpott said.
The company passed the audit without any nonconformity findings, according to Greg Stafford, senior vice president of Philpott.