WireCo WorldGroup announced that Interim Chairman and Interim Chief Executive Officer, James “Jim” O’Leary, has assumed the role of Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. O’Leary will continue to serve as a member of the WireCo Board of Directors, as its Chairman, and his appointment concludes the Board’s search for a permanent leader.
O’Leary previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kaydon Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of custom-engineered products, supplying a broad and diverse group of industrial, aerospace, medical, military, alternative energy and aftermarket customers. Prior to joining Kaydon, O’Leary held leadership roles at Beazer Homes, USA, Inc., U.S. Industries and Hanson PLC. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Pace University.