Polyconcept appoints Neil Ringel as new CEO

Neil Ringel has been appointed as Polyconcept’s new chief executive officer, effective from February 4.

Mr Ringel is a deeply experienced B2B distribution executive who built his career at Staples, serving recently as its president of North American Delivery. Based in Pittsburgh, Mr Ringel will assume full group of responsibilities for Polyconcept including its primary operating divisions: Polyconcept North America, PF Concept and other global operations.

Mr Ringel replaces Gene Colleran, who served as CEO since 2015.

Josh Klevens, managing director of Charlesbank Captial Partners, of which Polyconcept is a portfolio company, said: “We appreciate Gene’s many contributions to Polyconcept and wish him the very best. We are delighted to welcome Neil to the company and are confident that his impressive expereince and leadership track record will allow Polyconcept to continue its positive momentum while finding new and better ways to serve its customers and forge an even stronger future.”

Ralf Oster, CEO of PF Concept, added: “We warmly welcome Neil Ringel to the Polyconcept family. His experience and leadership – both within in the B2B domain and our market – will add greatly to the achievement of our challenging ambitions, and to the further development of our company. We are looking forward to working with Neil to build upon Polyconcept’s robust foundation and to enhance our value to our distributor partners.”

Mr Ringel concludes: “Polyconcept is a market leader known for its innovation, global capabilities and strong customer service. I am proud to join this talented, passionate management team and look forward to leveraging my experience to help the company strengthen its position as a market leader.”

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