Keely, formerly Senior Vice President Operations for the Americas region, will assume the position of Executive Vice President Americas and member of Group Management for the Americas region effective March 1, 2018.
Keely has more than 20 years of experience in the production environment and in strategy consulting. He has been with the company since 2006 and served as Vice President Manufacturing/General Manager for Interroll Wilmington until 2011 and as Senior Vice President Operations for the Americas region since 2011. Previously, Keely held senior positions in consulting and production.
With Keely, Interroll appoints a well-rooted, in-company expert in business and production processes with an impressive track record as member of the Group Management for the Americas region, which had the highest growth momentum worldwide at Interroll last year. Keely holds a degree in industrial engineering from North Carolina State University and is a graduate of the Harvard University Advanced Management Program. Keely also completed Interroll's in-house Culture for Growth leadership program.
In his responsibility for the Americas, Keely will continue to consistently and sustainably drive growth in the region. "Our innovative material flow solutions will be even more geared towards enabling our partners and end users to increase their material flow's performance," he says. "We are currently expanding our capacity in Atlanta and strengthening our US organization."
Tim McGill, who has held senior management positions at Interroll for 27 years and has led Interroll's business activities to double sales in the Americas region since 2011, retires on March 31, 2018.
Paul Zumbühl, CEO of the worldwide Interroll Group, expressed his sincerest thanks to Tim McGill on behalf of the Group Management. "In recent years, Tim McGill has made a crucial contribution to the growth trajectory of Interroll in a very successful collaboration. Richard Keely has convinced us with his personal commitment and the outstanding results so far. We look forward to the continuation of the successful cooperation, which will take place at Group management level in the future."