CRC Industries Appoints New CEO

CRC Industries Appoints New CEO | THE SHOPCRC Industries has appointed Len Mazzanti as its new chief executive officer, the company announced.

Mazzanti succeeds Perry Cozzone, who served as CEO of the company since 2018 and retired at the end of Dec. 2022.

Mazzanti has 30 years of experience developing and leading high performing teams on a global scale, the company said. Most recently Mazzanti was regional president of Sartomer Americas, a global specialty business unit of Arkema with previous roles encompassing operations, supply chain and commercial business leadership in the chemical industry with companies including AmeriGas, General Electric, and Rohm and Haas.

“It is an honor to join CRC, an industry leader with technical and regulatory expertise that has brought flagship products like Brakleen, Power Lube/5-56, SmartWasher, and most recently Evapo-Rust, along with a broad offering of food grade products to the market,” said Mazzanti. “I’m excited to work with the team to share our compelling programs and new sustainable initiatives with our customers and distribution partners.”

“The last several years have been a unique opportunity to reshape the business and re-align to better serve the needs of our customers across the globe,” said Cozzone. “Len’s experience will help CRC to continue building the capabilities to meet these goals.”

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