ST. LOUIS and CLEVELAND, Nov. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- OM Group, Inc., announced today that it will change its name to Vectra Co. ("VECTRA") and that it will move its corporate headquarters from Cleveland, Ohio to St. Louis, Missouri. VECTRA is a technology-driven specialty materials and specialty chemicals company. It is comprised of three businesses, Vacuumschmelze, EaglePicher Technologies, and Borchers, that are recognized as global leaders and have set the standard in their respective industries for over 100 years.
Jim Voss, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer said, "The relocation and the name change to VECTRA are emblematic of the new strategic direction we are undertaking to accelerate the growth of the businesses and drive them to their full potential. The name VECTRA symbolizes our renewed focus on driving this growth and operational excellence across all of the businesses. VECTRA has been proud to call Cleveland its home; however, with this new chapter ahead, we are excited to hit the ground running in St. Louis. The relocation will not affect any of the employees working within the three segments including their respective divisional offices or manufacturing facilities. Most importantly, we are very excited to continue to work closely with our talented and dedicated global team in each of our industry-leading segments."
VECTRA also announced three new leaders who have joined its senior leadership team: Edward Yocum, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary; Gary Westbrook, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer; and Nancy Stemme, Senior Vice President, Human Resources. These changes to the senior leadership team are the first significant hires by Jim Voss, the newly-appointed President and CEO, who joined VECTRA following its acquisition by funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC on October 28, 2015.
"One of the most impactful ways to drive growth in an organization is to attract top leadership talent to develop and execute on bold strategic initiatives," said Voss. "This is a team of senior executives who have a strong track record of delivering superior results, and we are excited to have them join the VECTRA leadership team."
VECTRA is a technology-driven diversified industrial company serving attractive global markets, including automotive systems, electronic devices, aerospace and defense, industrial and medical. Its business platforms use technology to address customers' complex applications and demanding requirements. For more information, visit the Company's website at www.vectraco.com.
Robert Pierce, VECTRA
SOURCE OM Group, Inc.