Polyconcept, New Kensington, Pa., announced the appointment of Neil Ringel as its new CEO, effective yesterday. He is an experienced business-to-business distribution executive who built his career at Staples Inc., serving recently as its president of North American Delivery.
Based in Pittsburgh, Ringel will assume full group responsibilities for Polyconcept, including its primary operating divisions: Polyconcept North America (PCNA), PF Concept and other global operations. He replaces Gene Colleran, who has served as CEO since 2015.
Operating on five continents and selling to more than 100 countries worldwide, Polyconcept, a portfolio company of Charlesbank Capital Partners, offers a comprehensive product portfolio backed by best-in-class service. Polyconcept’s North American division includes the Bullet, Leed’s, JournalBooks and Trimark brands.
“We appreciate Gene’s many contributions to Polyconcept and wish him the very best,” said Josh Klevens, managing director for Charlesbank. “We are delighted to welcome Neil to the company and are confident that his impressive experience and leadership track record will allow Polyconcept to continue its positive momentum while finding new and better ways to serve its customers and forge an even stronger future.”
Ringel has 23 years of experience at Staples, where he held various executive roles with responsibility over the salesforce, digitization and M&A activity, as well as oversight for the Staples Promotional Products business. As president of Staples’ North American delivery business, he was instrumental in growing the company’s B2B division into a $10 billion enterprise, supporting more than 1.5 million customers—from Fortune 500 to small and mid-sized businesses. Most recently, Ringel headed Corporate Development, where he was responsible for executing and integrating multiple strategic acquisitions. He began his career as a general manager at Hanson OP, a division of Hanson Industries.
“We are excited to welcome Neil to the Polyconcept family,” said David Nicholson, president of Polyconcept North America. “His leadership and experience—both within the B2B domain and our market—will be an asset to the company. We are looking forward to working with Neil to build upon Polyconcept’s terrific foundation and to enhance our value to our distributor partners.”
“Polyconcept is a market leader known for its innovation, global capabilities and strong customer service,” said Ringel. “I am proud to join this talented, passionate management team and look forward leveraging my experience to help the company strengthen its position as a market leader.”
For more information, visit www.polyconcept.com.
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