Rotational molding machinery manufacturer Ferry Industries Inc. has a new president: Adam Covington, former vice president of sales and aftermarket, and the son of longtime Ferry owner Harry Covington.
He succeeds Michael DeGrandis, who served as Ferry president for two years after Chicago-based holding company Madison Industries bought Ferry in 2015. DeGrandis will move on to another assignment within Madison Industries. Ferry owner Harry Covington remained as president after the deal, and has since retired.
Ferry is based in Stow, Ohio.
Covington has been at Ferry for more than 10 years, working as manufacturing engineer, sales engineer, vice president of aftermarket and vice president of sales and aftermarket.
He was raised in the rotomolding industry, learning from his father. Harry Covington bought Ferry in 1982 and expanded it to become an internationally known machinery maker, with an installed base of more than 1,300 machines in more than 60 countries. After he sold the company and retired, Madison Industries gave Adam Covington increased responsibilities before making him president.
A graduate of Ohio University's Russ College of Engineering and Technology, Adam Covington currently serves on the advisory board for OU's Engineering Technology and Management program.
After Covington graduated from OU, he worked as an engineer in the motorsports industry for Rahal Letterman Racing and BMW Motorsports, traveling to racetracks in the United States and abroad.