CEO leaves Optimas suddenly 21 November 2019

Optimas OE Solutions LLC has announced that Chief Executive Officer Anesa Chaibi decided to leave the company on 18th October for personal reasons.

The company statement notes that Anesa Chaibi had led significant change throughout the company since her appointment in 2014.

With immediate effect T.J. Rosengarth, who joined Optimas’ owner American Industrial Partners as a partner this year, stepped into the Optimas CEO role. From 2011 to 2018, he was CEO of Northwest Hardwoods, a global provider of hardwood products. Prior to this, he ran Weyerhaeuser’s Composite Panels business – with operations in Ireland, France, and North America – from 2001 to 2006, and carved out the Composite Panels business from Weyerhaeuser and ran the standalone US business for Flakeboard from 2006 to 2011.

The company statement concludes: “With a solid board, strong senior management team and exceptional financial backing, Optimas continues to be well positioned for future growth. We remain committed to our customers, our suppliers and the communities we serve.”

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