PLZ Corp. names Finley new CEO

Written on: January 24, 2023 by SprayTM

On Jan. 24, North American independent specialty aerosol and liquid product manufacturer PLZ Corp., Downers Grove, IL, announced the appointment of Brett Finley as Chief Executive Officer, effective February 15. Finley brings to PLZ more than 25 years of specialty manufacturing industry leadership and will focus on leveraging PLZ’s extensive R&D resources and product breadth to bring customized solutions to its customers, while continuing to drive strategic acquisitions. 

Brett Finley

 “We are delighted to have Brett’s seasoned leadership at the helm of PLZ. His industry experience gives him a deep understanding of our end markets, spanning from household products to industrial solutions and personal care. Brett’s extensive technical expertise, combined with his commitment to operational excellence makes him the right fit to drive PLZ’s next phase of growth and expansion,” said John Ferring, Chairman of PLZ.  

 “Brett shares our philosophy of building strong, growth-oriented businesses,” said Terry Sutter, Operating Partner at Pritzker Private Capital. “His strategic vision and operational focus make him the ideal choice to build on PLZ’s strong foundation and continue the Company’s growth trajectory. I look forward to continuing our successful partnership as we welcome Brett to the PLZ and PPC families.”  

Finley joins PLZ from Fortune Brands, a home and security products company, where he served as President of Outdoors & Security. At Fortune Brands, Finley was responsible for overseeing organic and inorganic growth initiatives and managed a business segment with 7,800 employees across five business units. He previously held leadership roles with IDEX Corporation, serving as Senior VP, Corporate Officer and President of the Asia division. Finley earned his B.S. in mechanical engineering from Case Western Reserve University.