Excel Storage Products, LP, has announced the following organizational changes: Charles Gruner, Excel's current President/Chief Executive Officer, left the company to pursue other interests on December 31, 2008. At that time Michael Albers, Excel's current Chief Operating Officer, assumed the role of President/CEO. "We are very appreciative of the value Charlie has brought to our organization over the last two years and wish him the very best in his future endeavors," said Albers.
Gruner was hired as President/CEO of Excel in 2006. He has more than 30 years of executive management experience in privately held and public manufacturing companies. As President/CEO of Excel, Mr. Gruner focused on cost reduction and value creation by using Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma based processes.
Albers began his career as Vice President of Operations with Excel in 2005 and was promoted to COO in July of 2008. As President/CEO, he will have Profit and Loss responsibility for all locations and operations of the company. Albers has 20 years of metals related manufacturing experience in positions of increasing responsibility. He will be based at the company's headquarters in East Stroudsburg, PA.