January 14, 2019 – Web Industries, a leading provider of precision converting services for flexible materials and a value-added outsource manufacturer for businesses in the aerospace, medical, personal care and industrial sectors, has named Mark Pihl chief executive officer. Pihl advanced from his previous position as Web’s president and COO and assumed the role of CEO January 1, 2019. He succeeds outgoing CEO Donald Romine.
“Mark Pihl brings strategic foresight, leadership, and business intelligence to Web that is inspirational,” Romine says. “His clear-eyed vision for the future, a passion for excellence, and a strong knowledge of our markets and customers will accelerate advancements in technology, systems and scale to support growth. Look for Web to expand and prosper in each of its market sectors with Mark leading our team.”
“I wish to thank the board of directors for its confidence in me to lead the business through a period of transformative growth and expansion,” says Pihl. “2019 marks Web Industries’ 50th anniversary, and it is an honor to lead our team as we enter a new phase in the company’s development. Customers depend on Web to deliver highly engineered solutions that bridge capability gaps and accelerate go-to-market success. Look for us to extend our geographic reach and increase the rate of innovation and execution in new ways that meet our global customers’ converting and outsource manufacturing needs.”
Pihl joined Web Industries in 2000 and focused his extensive experience in executive and operations leadership roles on the business’s scalable growth, talent development and financial health.
Pihl’s career with Web Industries has been highlighted by having applied world-class standards for technology, systems, quality and services that deliver industry-leading solutions to its customers. Named Web Industries COO in 2010, a member of the board of directors in 2012 and president in 2015, Pihl has been instrumental in realigning company assets and resources in ways that meet customer and market needs, support client-driven international expansion and position all aspects of the company for significant growth. Prior to joining Web, Pihl held executive roles at Sony Chemicals, USA, and Flexcon Company.
Mark Pihl, CEO