Dutchland Plastics LLC named Randy G. Herman as its chief executive officer after former CEO Clyde Swoger moved to the newly created position of executive vice president of business development.

Herman has more than 20 years of executive leadership experience in the plastics space, most recently serving as the president of Bemis Manufacturing Co. Before that, he was president of G.I. Plastek Corp. and president of McKechnie Plastic Components.

“I am honored to step in and lead this great American company,” says Herman. “Dutchland is at the forefront of the rotomolding industry with its exceptional workforce, craftsmanship, and outstanding reputation for product quality and customer service. As CEO, I will focus on servicing our customer base, increasing operational scale and efficiency, and seeing the company become the leading rotational molded in the United States.”

The leadership shift comes as the company looks to add new customers, increase its geographic footprint, and invest capital to fuel expansion.

Using rotational molding, Dutchland manufactures products like Yeti coolers, NuCanoe boats, and KI chairs, among others. It’s the third-largest contract rotational molder in the United States.

“I am excited for this new opportunity to take a leadership role in such a critical part of our strategic plan,” says Swoger. “It is essential that we grow our footprint and capacity to meet our customers’ long-term needs, and I have no doubt that there are many great companies within the rotational molding industry that would benefit from becoming part of the Dutchland family.”

Herman and Swoger will work together to develop a plan for expansion, says Peter Kirchof, chairman of Dutchland’s board of directors.

“Under Randy’s leadership as CEO and with Clyde’s business development acumen, we are confident that this already strong and disciplined industry leader will push the envelope even further, ensuring quality, delivering great customer service, and driving innovation at every turn.”