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WE INVITE YOU TO BROWSE through the biographies of the executive management team at Manchester Tank. These dedicated and experienced professionals stand behind Manchester Tank's commitment to provide quality products and outstanding service to ensure we meet our customers' needs efficiently and effectively.
Larry Whitehead was named president of Manchester Tank in June 2008. Mr. Whitehead brings over forty years experience leading companies through start-up, survival, turnaround, and growth. In addition to his distinguished management career, Mr. Whitehead successfully owned and operated two steel-related businesses.
Mr. Whitehead graduated from Jacksonville State University in 1969 where he achieved a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. In addition, his education includes multiple postgraduate courses at The University of Virginia and Samford University.
Robert Graumann joined Manchester Tank & Equipment as Chief Operating Officer in September 2012. Mr. Graumann brings over 20 years of business management and manufacturing experience and successful execution in strategic planning, product development, operations management, and growth of new & existing businesses.
Mr. Graumann is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin where he earned a degree in mechanical engineering. He also holds Masters of Business Administration and Masters of Engineering degrees from the Kellogg and McCormick schools respectively at Northwestern University.
Danny M. Clymer
Vice President, Supply Chain Management/International
Danny M. Clymer joined Manchester Tank in 1999 as Director of Engineering. He currently serves as Vice President of Supply Chain Management for the company's United States and Australia operations. Mr. Clymer brings 10 years of experience in the tank and cylinder industry in the areas of operations, engineering, and supply chain management.
Mr. Clymer graduated from the University of Memphis, with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. Currently serving as a member of the Pressure Vessel Manufacturers Association (PVMA), Mr. Clymer actively pursues regulations that will allow more efficient processes within Manchester Tank.
Vice President, North American Operations
Tom Schilson currently serves as Vice President of the North American Operations. He originally joined Manchester Tank in 2008 as the General Manager of Manchester Tank’s Quincy, Illinois operation. During his four years as General Manager, Mr. Schilson and his team dramatically improved operation and financial performance. Mr. Schilson brings over 20 years of automotive industry experience in the areas of management, manufacturing operations, engineering, safety, and quality control.
Mr. Schilson is a 1989 graduate of MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in science. His education also includes postgraduate coursework in Finance from University of Chicago, Lean Manufacturing from the University of Michigan and Daimler University Black Belt program decision making and problem solving.