ST. LOUIS, MO – Midwest Industrial Rubber (“MIR”) announces that CEO, Michael Bruhn, is retiring after 19 years with the Company. Michael will continue to serve as a Board member and will also continue to assist the company with strategic business development. “MIR is thankful for Mike’s invaluable leadership and significant contributions,” said Mark Hambacker, President. “Under his leadership, MIR has expanded nationally and enhanced its position as the leading distributor of lightweight belting in the United States.”
As of May 14, Michael will be succeeded as CEO by Brian McSharry. McSharry was previously CEO of RESA Power since 2015. Before joining RESA, he was CEO of Dynatect Manufacturing, Trellborg Offshore and Gamma Holdings. Brian has extensive experience in the belting market having held the position of CEO America’s, Ammeraal Beltech for 4 years. He also brings extensive Private Equity CEO leadership and experience having built and exited two businesses with Audax Private equity group. He will operate from the Chicago branch.
“We are excited that Mr. McSharry has accepted this opportunity with MIR. We look forward to utilizing his management, operations, and acquisition experience as we accelerate our initiative to expand MIR throughout the United States,” said Mark. “Brian’s prior experience in the manufacturing of lightweight belting gives him extensive market knowledge which will allow for a seamless transition.”
Jack Glover, Managing Partner, Incline Equity Partners, echoed Mark’s statements: “I am very pleased to be able to welcome Brian to Midwest Industrial Rubber. Brian has developed an outstanding strategic and operational track record at his prior companies. And like Bruhn, has developed great relationships with its trade customers”.
Founded in January 1980, Midwest Industrial Rubber, Inc. is a privately-owned corporation specializing in the fabrication and distribution of conveyor belting and industrial conveyor products. The company provides value-added products and services through their more than 20 full-service sales and fabrication facilities and satellite locations across the United States.