Rohrer Corp., a thermoformer and packaging company headquartered in Wadsworth, Ohio, has a new CEO.
The company announced it has named Tim Swanson to its top job and to its board, effective immediately. He succeeds Steve Wirrig as CEO.
A Rohrer spokesman in an email declined to say how long Wirrig had been CEO. In a news release, Rohrer thanked Wirrig for "his leadership and contributions to the company" and said it "wishes him all the best in his future endeavors."
Swanson comes to Rohrer from Bettcher Industries, an Erie County, Ohio-based maker of equipment in the food processing and medical device industries, where he had been CEO. Prior to that, Swanson was president of Barnes Group, a diversified manufacturer, and he held various leadership roles at Illinois Tool Works and Whirlpool Corp.
Rohrer is No. 24 in the most recent Plastics News ranking of North American thermoformers with $119 million in sales in the region.
Matt Harrison, managing partner at Wellspring Capital Management Group, the New York-based private equity owner of Rohrer, said in a statement that Swanson "brings a stellar track record across both public and private companies. His background shows an ability to drive growth and simplify business processes across a broad range of manufacturing companies."
Rohrer says on its website that it was founded in 1973 by John and David Rohrer. Wellspring Capital Management bought Rohrer in 2021. Rohrer has operations at the Wadsworth headquarters plus Hayesville, Ohio; Addison, Illinois; Bensenville, Illinois; Buford, Georgia; Huntley, Illinois; Warwick, Rhode Island; and Tijuana, Mexico.
The Rohrer spokesman declined to disclose the company's number of employees and annual revenues.