Madej joined Web Industries as president in March 2022 after 13 years with Hollingsworth & Vose, where he was COO and CFO. He also spent 24 years at General Electric in the U.S. and Japan, serving as president and CEO for Exatec LLC, a GE-Bayer joint venture.
Madej will replace retiring CEO Mark Pihl, who will now chair the employee-owned company’s board.
“The focus on building and maintaining trusted relationships has a strong history and emphasis at Web Industries,” Madej said in a news release. “I’m looking forward to using this strength to establish and nurture close collaborative relationships with customers.”
Marlborough, Massachusetts-based Web Industries offers precision converting and outsourced manufacturing services and has more than 700 employees.
“I’m very much looking forward to my new role and helping John execute on our vision for the company,” Pihl said in the release. “His successful track record across multiple industries will be invaluable in moving Web Industries toward our growth goals. As an employee-owned company, John’s inspirational leadership and proven strategic skills were very attractive to us. We’re all very impressed with the progress our business teams are already making under his direction.”
The company said its recent high-profile medtech work included helping scale global diagnostics production capabilities during the pandemic.
“Web Industries has a successful history of global growth across some of today’s most attractive market sectors,” Madej says. “Our people are experienced, innovative, and dedicated, and I look forward to putting these advantages to work for our customers to improve their productivity, performance and profitability. At a time when supply-chain challenges are intense, Web Industries has all the right capabilities and expertise, and a reputation for a high degree of collaboration with our partners.”