Chris Quinn, CEO of toy manufacturer and rotational molder Step2 Co. LLC, is leaving the company.
Quinn will become CEO of InterDesign Inc., a housewares company based in Solon, Ohio. Step2 is located in Streetsboro, Ohio. The two companies are located near one another outside of Cleveland.
"Everything is fantastic with Step2," Quinn said in an interview with Plastics News. "The company is super robust and headed in a positive direction."
Quinn said the company is having record sales and revenue continues to climb. He said he was recruited for the new position at InterDesign.
"I'm thrilled for the legacy I'm leaving at Step2," he said.
Quinn joined Step2 as CEO in January 2015.
Private equity firm Aterian Investment Partners purchased Step2 in October. The move combined Step2 with Backyard Discovery, which uses mainly wood to make its range of outdoor products. Backyard Discovery became a division of Step2.
"They are investing in the company and are doing great things," Quinn said about Aterian.
Step2 is the second largest rotational molder in North America according to the most recent Plastics News rankings. The company had $177.4 million in sales with 780 employees at two plants. The company has 26 rotational molding machines.
The move isn't immediate. Quinn said he leaves Step2 at the beginning of July and is helping with the transition. Quinn will start with InterDesign at the end of July. Officials with Aterian did not immediatly respond to a request for comment.
Quinn said InterDesign is a healthy business with a double-digit growth rate. The company doesn't do plastics processing.
"It's based right here, so it allows my family to stay put for the foreseeable future," he said.
Quinn's daughter Caila was on a recent season of "The Bachelor," and Quinn, his wife Rosanna, son Chris Jr., and Step2 were featured in an episode.
Before coming to Step2, Quinn was executive vice president of North America for New Balance Athletic. He also held roles with Procter & Gamble Co., Mars Inc. and Clorox Co.