Standish, Michigan (February 8, 2024) – Magline, Inc., manufacturer of Magliner® aluminum and steel material handling equipment, announces the promotion of Greg Ecker to Chief Executive Officer and the addition of Mike Howard as President and Chief Operations Officer.
“Magline has experienced strong and steady growth under Greg’s guidance. His appointment by the Board to the position of CEO is recognition of this past success and a strong vote of confidence in his ability to lead us to new heights,” said Bruce Law, Chairman of Magline’s Board of Directors. “Greg will shift his focus and attention to business development, growth, and corporate strategy.”
Ecker joined Magline as Global Supply Chain Director in 2007 and held executive positions in Operations, Sales, and Marketing before being named President and Chief Operating Officer in 2013. Prior to joining Magline, Ecker held senior positions with Whirlpool Corporation and Electronic Data Systems.
Howard, a Michigan native, joins Magline following leadership positions as President of Judson Smith, an ATW Company, and General Manager at a division of Parker Hannifin. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Michigan University and a Master of Business Administration from Michigan State University.
“Mike’s hands on approach, enthusiasm, eagerness to learn, and passion for helping individuals achieve new levels of performance strongly position him to have a meaningful impact on people and achieve organizational success,” stated Ecker.
“I am excited to be joining this well-respected organization and the opportunities to continue the growth and success of the organization,” stated Howard. “I am happy to be back in Michigan and in a position to contribute to the ongoing legacy and value proposition Magline holds in the markets we serve.”
As a leader in the material handling industry, Magline, Inc. is committed to creating innovative solutions that help people transport materials more safely and efficiently. Many of these solutions have been driven by customer needs and industry insights. For over 75 years, this has resulted in the creation of an exceptional product and service experience that has earned long-term customer loyalty while providing a compelling value proposition.
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