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Midland Industries Appoints John Gerber CEO
Midland Industries has announced John Gerber as its Chief Executive Officer. The organization, headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, a supplier of brass fittings for tube, pipe and hose and is the new manufacturing and distribution platform brand representing recently consolidated companies including Anderson Metals, Midland Metal Mfg., Buchanan Rubber Ltd., Mid-America Fittings, and Stainless Adapters Inc.
Vince Hodes, who is stepping out of his role as Midland’s CEO, will transition into a position on the company’s board, focusing on strategic growth. “At Midland Industries, we believe that the perfect fit matters,” says Hodes. “I couldn’t ask for a better leader than John Gerber to step into the role of CEO.”
With more than 20 years of experience in industrial and commercial distribution, Gerber has held positions at top companies, including General Electric, Rexel USA, WESCO and Construction Supply Group. For the past three years, Gerber was the President of Carter-Waters & Stetson Building Products. Prior to that, he held positions as Regional Director, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, General Manager of European & China Operations and various roles in P&L management, sales, Six Sigma Black Belt, and operations. He also holds a Bachelor of Science, Finance and Marketing from the Krannert School, Purdue University.
As he begins this new journey with Midland Industries, Gerber looks forward to adding to the growth and development the company has already started. “To join such a diverse, innovative company like Midland Industries is very exciting,” said Gerber. “I am humbled by the opportunity to join such a fantastic & passionate team and look forward to leading the new Midland family of companies into its next phase of success.”