AVON, OH — Maroon Group, a North American distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients based in Avon, Ohio, announced that it has named Jason Miller to succeed Jeffrey Tannenbaum as President of its Household, Industrial & Institutional (HI&I) vertical. As part of a long-term succession plan, Jeffrey and Barry Tannenbaum retired from the company effective June 30, 2020.

Under the Tannenbaums’ leadership, Maroon Group HI&I achieved unprecedented growth as a distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients to the HI&I and Beverage markets. The entrepreneurial spirit and unique service model that they developed significantly enhanced Maroon Group’s laboratory and formulary capabilities and will continue to be a foundation of success for many years to come across all of Maroon Group’s verticals.

“We’re grateful for Jeff and Barry’s leadership and support since Maroon Group acquired the business in 2018. They were an integral part of this succession process, and we’re excited for them and their families as they begin their next chapter,” said Terry Hill, Maroon Group CEO.

“When we began to contemplate our own long-term plans, we carefully evaluated many potential suitors and ultimate chose Maroon as the best stewards of our business,” commented Jeffrey Tannenbaum. “We are delighted to hand the reins over to an executive of Jason’s caliber and are excited to continue to participate in Maroon’s growth as investors in the company.”

“Jason Miller has enjoyed a very successful career in the chemical industry and has a keen awareness of the value of the distribution channel to customers and suppliers alike. He will be a great addition to our team, advancing our strategic pillars of Targeted Aggressive Growth, Continuous Improvement, and Market Leadership. We are excited to support Jason as he continues the legacy of formulary support, solution-based selling, and outstanding service that our customers and suppliers have come to rely upon,” added Mike McKenna, Maroon Group President & COO. He further commented, “This is an exciting time for our organization, and we are fortunate to be in a position to continue to make strategic investments in support of our growth strategy.”