Tom Fitzmyers has been named chairman of Simpson Manufacturing Co. in Pleasanton. He has been with the company since 1978 and has been its chief executive officer since the company went public in 1994. Fitzmyers will be moving into the role of chairman as Barclay Simpson, who founded the company more than 50 years ago, moves to the position of chairman emeritus.
The company also announced that Karen Colonias will assume Fitzmyers' role as president and CEO. In her 27-year history with the company she has held a number of key positions including, most recently, the post of chief financial officer. The new positions will be effective as of Jan. 1.
Simpson Manufacturing Co., through its subsidiary Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc., designs, engineers and is a leading manufacturer of wood-to-wood, wood-to-concrete and wood-to-masonry connectors and fastening systems, stainless steel fasteners and pre-fabricated shear walls.
The company's common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "SSD."
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