SUGARCREEK, Ohio—ProVia today announced the retirement of the company’s founder Bill Mullet, who led ProVia from a small garage in Sugarcreek, Ohio in 1977 to the 600+ employee organization that exists today. Under Mullet’s leadership ProVia has achieved steady sales growth, and secured long-term strength and stability through a series of plant expansions, infrastructure enhancements, efficiency upgrades plus company acquisitions that extended the company’s vertical integration and product portfolio.
In a speech to employees, Mullet expressed gratitude for the support of the ProVia team. “I want to thank the entire ProVia team and our valued customers for the wonderful support, trust, and hard work you have given us through the years. Without such an outstanding team we could not be where we are today.”
Mullet will continue his role on the Board of Directors, and has accepted his appointment as Chairman of the Board. He will retain an office at ProVia on a part-time basis and function in the role of advisor to help ensure the continuity of operations, purpose, vision, mission and values. The plan for this seamless transition has long been in place.
Brian Miller Named President and CEO
Brian Miller joined ProVia in 2006. In 2010 he was named President and has spearheaded the company’s day-to-day operations since that time. Miller now assumes the title of President and CEO, and the Corporate Leadership Team will remain in place.
Mullet and his wife Ellen have sold their shares back to the company, leaving their four children Craig Mullet, Brent Mullet, Sherry Miller and Andrea Esh as ProVia’s sole owners.