AKRON, Ohio — Myers Industries has named Ray Cunningham to the position of vice president of human resources, organization development and training.
In this position, Cunningham will lead and coordinate the efforts of the company’s field and corporate human resource (HR) teams. He will be responsible for developing, implementing and directing human resources plans and activities throughout the corporation and its four business segments, including organizational development, training, succession planning, performance management, benefits and compensation programs.
Cunningham began his career at Myers Industries in June 2006 as director of training and organization development. Prior to joining Myers, he completed a 36-year career with The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., where he served in a number of manufacturing and HR leadership roles.
Myers Industries’ President and CEO John Orr stated, “Since joining Myers, Ray has worked effectively with our leadership team to build credible succession planning and development processes that have had a significant and positive impact on our business. His extensive education and experience with leadership coaching, systems development and change management will be instrumental as we continue to build a strong and effective human resources function in our company.”
Cunningham holds a BS degree in secondary education from the University of Kansas.