TriMas announces changes to leadership within Rieke Packaging Systems


Company announces transition of leadership within its packaging business segment, Rieke Packaging Systems

TriMas Corporation has announced the transition of leadership within its packaging business segment, Rieke Packaging Systems.

Lynn Brooks, President of Rieke, is to retire his role. David Pritchett, currently Executive Vice President at Rieke, will succeed Brooks as President, effective August 15, 2014. Brooks will remain with the company in an advisory role. Pritchett will report directly to TriMas President and Chief Executive Officer, David Wathen.

Brooks was appointed to his current role in 1996, and is also an Executive Officer of TriMas Corporation. Since joining Rieke in 1978, he has served in a number of executive positions including Corporate Controller, Vice President and General Manager. Before joining Rieke, he was a Certified Public Accountant with Ernst & Young in Toledo, Ohio and Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Pritchett joined Rieke in 1996 as Business Development Director, and has held various positions including Vice President of the dispensing group, Vice President of corporate development and Vice President of product/business development. Prior to joining Rieke, he spent seven years at TI Group and two years at Rolls Royce Aerospace.

“We thank Lynn for his guidance, expertise and leadership over the packaging segment during the last 18 years. We are fortunate he is staying with the corporation in an advisory role,” said Wathen. “We are pleased David has accepted the appointment as president. His proven career experience and leadership with Rieke will enable him to lead one of our top growth platforms into the future.”

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