Mr. Centa succeeds Bob Schauer who is retiring after 17 years of service
Cleveland, OH, USA, January 4, 2022 – PMI Industries, Inc., an engineering, manufacturing, and testing company with a global presence servicing energy, both fossil fuel and renewables, marine, research, and government industries announces the appointment of Robert (Bob) J. Centa, MBA to president. Mr. Centa succeeds Bob Schauer who is retiring after 17 years of service to PMI. Mr. Centa was most recently the Chief Financial Officer of The Great Lakes Brewing Co. in Cleveland, Ohio.
“Working at PMI has been truly rewarding and I will miss the daily interactions with the team,” comments Bob Schauer. Mr. Schauer started at PMI with a focus on turning around an underperforming company. As president, he led the company through the oil boom and bust cycles, established an overseas office, all while growing the business during the Covid crisis. “I look forward to spending more time with my family, traveling with my wife, woodworking, volunteering at community organizations, and writing,” comments Mr. Schauer. Speaking on the retirement of Mr. Schauer, PMI Industries board chairman Scott Eucker comments, “The PMI family will miss Mr. Schauer not only from a leadership and inspiration perspective but as a friend. I thank him for all his tireless efforts and wish him joy and happiness in his retirement.”
Mr. Centa brings a broad business acumen and over 25 years of experience in leadership, strategy, operations, and finance in manufacturing and distribution, as well as a wide range of industries and companies as diverse as start-ups, family-owned, private equity, and large publicly traded. Mr. Eucker comments, “I am excited to welcome Bob to the team. His broad business experience and previous leadership roles will be an asset in our company’s growth.” Mr. Centa earned a Master of Business Administration from Cleveland State University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati.
About PMI Industries, Inc.
PMI, celebrating a history of 38 years in 2022, specializes in designing, manufacturing, and testing underwater cable hardware and assemblies. Servicing energy, both fossil fuel and renewables, marine, research, and government industries, PMI builds quality terminations, as well as supplies stoppers and cable grips, umbilical hardware, seismic and cable protection systems. Over many decades we have earned a global reputation for providing the right products at the right time, which ultimately reduces costs by increasing productivity and equipment service life. For additional information, visit www.pmiind.com.