MAUMEE, OH — Stephen H. Swigart, President and Chairman of the Board of Spartan Chemical Company, Inc., has announced the promotions of John Willis Swigart to Executive Vice President, and James R. Lenardson, to Executive Vice President, Operations. Recognizing the vast contributions by both John and Jim, Mr. Swigart stated their promotions and titles are effective immediately.
In addition to his new position as Executive Vice President, John Swigart’s duties include maintaining his seat on Spartan’s Board of Directors, overseeing Spartan’s U.S. distributor relations, including day-to-day Sales and Operations businesses, as well as representing Spartan internationally which includes overseeing Canadian distribution and Spartan''s wholly-owned subsidiary in Brazil. John graduated from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, and continues to be actively involved with ISSA YES Committee (Young Executive Society), where he is currently YES Executive Coordinator and the former YES Chairperson. John also is a member of the Toledo Mud Hen’s Advisory Board.
A 33 year veteran of Spartan Chemical Company, Inc., James R. Lenardson has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Operations. Jim has served Spartan in many capacities starting his career as a member of the production team in the manufacturing plant. Jim’s performance and work ethic earned him promotions over the years including, Plant Manager, Director of Plant Operations, and Vice President of Operations. Jim maintains his seat on Spartan’s Board of Directors. Over the years, Jim has served various community organizations including being a member of the Board of Directors for St. Luke’s Hospital, and as a past Associate Trustee for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Toledo.