Minneapolis — Quadion LLC, doing business as Minnesota Rubber & Plastics, has appointed Jay Ward as its new CEO.
He replaces Marlin Braun, who a company spokeswoman confirmed left the firm to pursue other opportunities. Braun served as CEO for three years after joining the firm in July 2013 as chief operating officer.
“I'm thrilled to be joining a high performing team that possesses unique technology and serves many growing end-markets,” Ward said in a statement. “Minnesota Rubber & Plastics has a fantastic reputation in its served markets and it is exciting to lead a team that is energized to grow through bringing value added products to our customers.”
Ward spent the last 18 years with Donaldson Co., a $2.4 billion manufacturer of filtration systems.
Quadion is owned by Norwest Equity Partners, a Minneapolis-based private equity firm. Quadion employs more than 1,300 at seven global facilities.