John Herring, CEO and founder of A-1 Industries, has announced the formation of A-1 Global Holdings, Inc., with 100% ownership of A-1 Industries of Florida, Inc., and A-1 Industries of Georgia, LLC, and the appointment of executives associated with A-1’s companies.
A-1 Global Holdings will serve as the parent company for A-1’s Florida and Georgia operations and future bases of operation, the company said in a Dec. 29 statement. All A-1 operations will continue to focus on manufacturing pre–engineered wood trusses and EZWALL products, with the new structure giving executives greater flexibility to plan for A-1’s rapid expansion in existing and new products and services, which has seen 100 percent growth in the past three years.
“The formation of A-1 Global Holdings is a milestone in our 45-year history,” Herring said. “It creates a united front for all our companies, and it places our people on a firmer footing to build A-1 businesses to benefit our customers from our continued success together.”
The current A-1 executive team and management remain in place. Effective Jan. 1, 2023, Herring will be CEO and chairman of A-1 Global Holdings, and Jan S. Beck will serve as its president. Michael Ruede will serve as president of A-1 Industries of Florida and A-1 Industries of Georgia, continuing to provide operational oversight of those two manufacturing companies.
The positions of all other employees, including plant managers and supervisors, will be unaffected by the new structure. The A-1 leadership team, which includes executives in operations, design, accounting, purchasing, human resources, sales, and other functions, will also remain in place.
“This news is a vote of confidence by John in the talents and leadership of A-1’s Management Team,” said Beck. “The new structure will allow our Plants to be more efficient, align A-1’s capabilities more closely with our customers’ needs, and give John more time to focus on A-1’s remarkable strategic growth.”