Seymour Midwest Announces Promotion of Bob Vitoux


Seymour Midwest, a family-owned global supplier to the specialty hand tools market, recently announced the promotion of Bob Vitoux to the role of president and CEO.

Vitoux joined Seymour Midwest in 2016 as the chief operating officer and will take over for Bill Henthorn, who will move into a board role after 20 years with the company.

“Bob and his team’s customer-first approach and focus on organizational alignment (led) to a series of crucial wins in 2017. These continue to build momentum across the organization and in the marketplace,” Henthorn said in a news release.

During Henthorn’s tenure, the company evolved from a small single-site manufacturer serving the specialty tool and epoxy floor coating markets to a multi-site business with an accumulation of notable brands that call Seymour Midwest home and serve numerous industries and vertical markets that rely on long-handled tools.

The most significant acquisition was the 2012 acquisition of the 145-year-old toolmaker Seymour Manufacturing.

Seymour Midwest is headquartered in Warsaw with manufacturing operations in Seymour and at three Tennessee locations.

A graduate of Manchester College, Vitoux and his wife of 30 years, Debbie, reside in Winona Lake and have two children, Austin and Ashlyn.

Vitoux currently serves as vice chairman for the board of trustees of Grace College and is active in the Warsaw/Winona Lake community and his church.

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