McLanahan president and COO to retire
Succession plans announced as George Sidney gives notice of his retirement at the end of 2018
GEORGE Sidney, president and chief operating officer of McLanahan Corporation, is to retire at the end of this year, but will continue to play an active role on McLanahan’s board of directors and with industry trade associations following his retirement.
Mr Sidney, who joined McLanahan in 1973, was named company president in 2004 having previously served in a variety of positions, including design engineer, sales engineer, engineering manager, and several executive roles.
Upon his retirement at the end of 2018, Sean McLanahan’s title will change to president and chief executive officer.
Meanwhile, effective 1 May 2018, Cory Jenson has been named executive vice-president of sales and business development, a new position that will directly manage the sales and business development of the company’s global offices, as well as overseeing the product management and marketing and communications teams.
Mr Jenson (pictured) has been with McLanahan Corporation since 2009 and has served in a variety of roles, most recently as vice-president of product management and development. He will be working with Mr Sidney throughout 2018 to transition into his new responsibilities.
With Mr Jenson’s move, Brian Prenatt has been promoted to vice-president of product management and development. He has been with McLanahan Corporation for 24 years and has served in managerial roles in engineering and product management.
In his new position, Mr Prenatt will oversee the growth of McLanahan’s product lines through the product management group, as well as overseeing the company’s process engineering and technical standards.