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New Vice Chairman and President & Chief Executive Officer of Woodbridge

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Canada,  September 21, 2020 – The Board of Directors of Woodbridge is announcing today that after six years as President and Chief Executive Officer of Woodbridge, Charles Daly has made a decision to step down, effective September 30, 2020. He will however continue to act as Vice Chairman for Woodbridge.

We thank Daly for his outstanding leadership and significant contributions to the success of Woodbridge, including growing our international footprint, his commitment to engaging our Teammates, engraining a lean manufacturing culture, and most recently leading us through the pandemic.

The Board of Directors is also pleased to announce that John Zianis has been promoted to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Woodbridge effective October 1, 2020.

Zianis is well-acquainted with all aspects of Woodbridge’s operations and brings strong business expertise and leadership skills to this new position. He has been a vital part of Woodbridge since joining the company in 1997, being promoted to a number of increasingly senior positions throughout the organization including most recently as our Chief Operating Officer. He is a proven and respected leader who has delivered strong results and demonstrates commitment to Woodbridge's Mission, Vision and Values. Zianis graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering.

The Board of Directors acknowledges Charles’ tremendous contribution to Woodbridge and congratulates Zianis on his new appointment.

About Woodbridge
Woodbridge is a privately-owned company offering innovative material technologies for applications in automotive, commercial, recreational, packaging, healthcare and building products. In addition to its manufacturing operations, Woodbridge offers a full complement of services including: chemical research and development, product and process engineering, tooling, technical support and accredited laboratory testing. Woodbridge operates more than 50 facilities across 10 countries—employing over 7,500 teammates and serving more than 600 customers worldwide. To learn more, visit

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