Bulk Molding Compounds Inc. (BMCI, West Chicago, Ill., USA) announced on Dec. 15 that it has named Fran Zappitelli president of the company. Zappitelli will lead all BMCI operations worldwide, will be accountable for operational performance and will report to Mike Huff, CEO, Citadel Plastics Holdings Inc. Zappitelli was formerly executive vice president, Research and Development and Purchasing.
“Fran brings a deep base of experience with BMC products, customers and applications to this role. He also has an excellent track record of generating strong business results. Fran is a great fit to lead BMCI as we drive future growth in new products and applications,” stated Huff.
Previous to joining BMCI in 1980, Zappitelli was employed by Premix Inc. He graduated with a BS in Chemistry from Bowling Green State University in 1977. He furthered his education with a semester of graduate study in Chemical Engineering at Purdue University that same year. In 1987 he obtained an MBA from Northern Illinois University. Prior to the sale of the company to Citadel Plastics in 2008, Zappitelli was one of BMCI’s original equity partners.