GPD Companies, Inc. Names Kurt Schuering as President and Chief Executive Officer

GPD Companies, Inc. Names…

GPD Companies, Inc. (“GPD”), an affiliate of One Rock Capital Partners, LLC (“One Rock”), today announced the appointment of Kurt Schuering as President and CEO, effective June 24, 2024. Paul Tayler will retire from his role as President and CEO and remain on GPD’s Board of Directors.

Schuering brings nearly 30 years of experience in the plastics industry and a proven track record of success, making him the ideal candidate to lead GPD into its next phase of growth and innovation. Schuering has served in several key leadership roles, including: President of PolyOne Distribution (now named Formerra), Vice President of Commercial Excellence at PolyOne, General Manager - Automotive at SABIC/GE Plastics, and most recently Vice President of Shaw Development, LLC.

Commenting on his appointment, Schuering said, “I am excited to lead GPD and build upon the strong foundation established by Paul and the team. I look forward to working closely with our employees, suppliers, and customers to drive sustainable value and deliver exceptional results.”

Reflecting on his retirement, Tayler remarked, “It has been an incredible journey leading GPD, and I am immensely proud of what we have achieved together. I am confident the organization is well positioned for continued success under Kurt’s leadership.”

“We thank Paul for his dedication to GPD and look forward to his continued contributions as a director. We are also thrilled to welcome Kurt as GPD’s new President and CEO and are confident that his deep industry expertise in plastics distribution and his strategic vision will enable GPD to thrive in the years ahead,” said Tony Lee, Managing Partner of One Rock.