Michael MerrimanStrategic Advisor

    Mike joined Resilience in 2008. He currently serves as Chairman of Resilience’s portfolio company, CR Brands. Prior to that, he was the CEO of Lamson & Sessions Corporation, a $560 million manufacturer of plastic pipe, fittings, and switch and outlet boxes for the home and commercial construction industries, until its successful sale to Thomas & Betts in November 2007.

    From September 2005 to November 2006, Mike was the CFO of American Greetings Corporation, a $1.7 billion company, where he led the M&A activities and facilitated the refinancing and repurchasing of a third of the company’s outstanding shares. From 1995 to 2004, he was CEO of Royal Appliance Mfg. Co., the manufacturer of Dirt Devil vacuum cleaners with $428 million in sales. Mike led the company until its sale to its largest supplier in 2003.

    Mike currently serves on the boards of three public companies: Nordson Corporation, OMNOVA Solutions, Inc., and Regis Corporation.