It is with a heavy heart that we communicate the untimely passing of one of our own. Phil Ryan, FiberTite Direct Sales Representative in New Jersey, passed away February 17, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Beth and his two children, Sean and Aileen. Phil joined Seaman Corporation in March of 2016 and worked on developing the New Jersey territory under the FiberTite Roofing division. Prior to joining Seaman Corporation, Phil worked as a Northeast Region Sales and Marketing Manager for Derbigum. He was also a Strategic Accounts Specialist for Sika Sarnafil.
For over 50 years, Seaman Corporation fabrics have been engineered with a proprietary coating formula for superior UV and mildew resistance that provides excellent tensile, tear and seam strength. After a successful soft launch of the product and positive feedback from industry experts, the Innovation Team is working with tent manufacturers and tent rental companies to promote the product.
Wooster, OH [December 2016] - Seaman Corporation congratulates Ed Zabek on his retirement after 29 years of service. Most recently Zabek served as Regional Sales Manager in the Eastern United States. He was an asset to the Industrial Fabrics business, developing and maintaining relationships that helped grow the business and achieve many successes throughout the years.
WOOSTER, Ohio [November 2016] - Seaman Corporation is pleased to announce Dan Weisenberger has joined Industrial Products as the Sales Manager for the Southern Region of the United States. He brings over 25 years of polymer and technical textile sales knowledge to the business, providing product and operational solutions to his customers. “My goal in this position is to support my customers in growing and diversifying their business with innovative coated textile and geomembrane solutions,” said Weisenberger.
WOOSTER, OH [September 2016] - The Trustees of the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC) recently recognized Seaman Corporation for 25 years of support to Independent Higher Education in Ohio, and the commitment to assisting students to achieve their educational goals. With the support of donors like Seaman Corporation, OFIC raises both unrestricted and restricted gifts. OFIC is committed to distributing those gifts efficiently to independent colleges and universities and strive to be America’s premier state foundation.
WOOSTER, Ohio [June 07, 2016] - Shelter-Rite Architectural Fabrics, a division of Seaman Corporation, is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, http://www.architecturalfabrics.com/.
The website has been redesigned with several business objectives in mind, primarily focusing on giving visitors a better onsite experience. The new website is also mobile responsive, allowing customers and visitors to easily locate information no matter where they are.
WOOSTER, Ohio [April 2016] – Seaman Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Gipson to its FiberTite Roofing Systems division. Gipson will serve as the Vice President & General Manager of FiberTite. Gipson will be responsible for the entire value chain from production creation through post-sale support.
“As we continue to grow and expand our roofing division, FiberTite, we’re excited to bring Scott on Board,” said John Crum, President & CEO. “Scott will play a key role in enhancing the customer experience and maintaining FiberTite’s commitment to quality through continued growth of FiberTite as the premier roofing system that our customers have come to know and trust.”
The website has been redesigned in order to give visitors a better user experience as well as give XR Geomembranes the ability to attract, engage, and inform these visitors in a more seamless manner.
“As we grow and evolve as a business, it’s crucial to give potential customers what they need quickly in an age where time is of the essence,” said Felon Wilson, Business Director for the Industrial Fabrics Division. “With the new design, visitors can now find what they need without having to navigate through the entire website. The goal was to make the lives of our customers easier by giving them the tools they need to succeed when they most need them.”
WOOSTER, Ohio [December 16, 2015] –After serving 40 years as CEO, Richard Seaman will be retiring from his current position. He will continue in his role of Chairman of the Board.
Seaman began his 55 year career with the Company at the age of 15, having grown up in the business that his mother and father started in 1949. He enjoyed his time working with his father for 10 years after graduating from Bowling Green State University with an MBA in 1968. His father, Norman Seaman passed away prematurely at the age of 55 in 1978 of lung cancer.
Over the next six years, the young CEO was faced with many business challenges. One major challenge was the loss of Company senior managers to early deaths, including the Vice President of Sales, the Company’s Financial Advisor and its Legal Counsel. These individuals, along with Norman Seaman, held the history of the Company. All were lost in a very short period of time.
WOOSTER, Ohio [December 9, 2015] – Seaman Corporation, a global leader in the development of coated fabric technology, is pleased to announce the promotion of John Crum from President and Chief Operating Officer to Chief Executive Officer and President, effective December 9, 2015.
Prior to being named President and COO in 2014, John served as Co-President, Executive Vice President, and Vice President of Operations in his 18 years of service. He has been an Officer of the company since 2001.
After over 35 years serving as President and CEO, and the last five as CEO and Chairman, Richard Seaman will retire as CEO, but will remain in his role as Chairman of the Board of Directors.