November 17, 2022 – Pelstar, LLC, the manufacturer of Health o meter® Professional scales and McAuley Medical products, has announced that Ken Harris will succeed Dan J. Maeir as its next President and CEO on February 1, 2023. Maeir announced his retirement this fall. As a member of the Executive Leadership team and EVP of Sales and Marketing, Harris’ group was responsible for the commercial activities at Pelstar since 2013, including sales, marketing, product development, and business development.
“Dan Maeir retiring as CEO of Pelstar caps a 21-year career of success and leadership,” said Rick Crandall, Chairman of the Board at Pelstar, LLC. “Over the years, Pelstar has grown its Health o meter® medical scales business to market leadership in the U.S. and has introduced many new products. We are fortunate to have another long-standing executive Ken Harris, to take over. At Pelstar, he has been front and center, delighting customers with the Pelstar “Weigh Easier” culture to remove friction at all levels of customer engagement. Pelstar won’t miss a beat in the transition and will probably add a few as well. Congratulations to Dan for his successful career and to Ken for his advance to Pelstar CEO.”
Prior to his time at Pelstar, Harris held executive roles at SCA Packaging North America (Essity). Harris served as Vice President of Protexic Brands, SCA’s Tier 1 Automotive and Construction products division, and, as Managing Director of ThermoSafe Brands, oversaw the formation and growth of the largest global cold-chain pharmaceutical packaging company. Harris also served as the Vice-president of Operations and R&D at Bohdan automation, a division of Mettler Toledo manufacturing robotic automation for pharmaceutical R&D Laboratories, as well as Vice-president of Finance and Administration at Ever Ready Thermometer Company, a manufacturer of scientific instruments.