Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc., a provider of engineered structural connectors and building solutions, announced tat Michael Olosky will be joining the company as chief operating officer, effective November 30, 2020.
Olosky succeeds Simpson’s former COO Ricardo Arevalo, who retired in February 2020 after 20 years of service. Olosky will primarily be responsible for overseeing Simpson’s sales and operations globally, and will report directly to the company’s president and CEO, Karen Colonias. His proven expertise in strategy and innovation, marketing, and manufacturing will play a critical role for the next chapter of Simpson as it continues to lead the industry with its trusted building solutions.
“I am delighted that Mike will be joining our team as we continue to uncover new ways to remain innovative and seek opportunities for future growth,” said Colonias. “His broad and deep career experience will be instrumental in enhancing our ability to continue providing best-in-class service and support to our customers as we continue to grow the company.”
Simpson Manufacturing is headquartered in Pleasanton, California. Through its subsidiary, Simpson Strong-Tie Company, it designs, engineers and is a manufacturer of wood construction products — including connectors, truss plates, fastening systems, fasteners and shearwalls, and concrete construction products, as well as adhesives.
Prior to joining Simpson, Olosky spent more than 22 years in numerous leadership positions at Henkel, a global chemical and consumer goods company. He most recently served as the Regional President Henkel, North America and Head of the Electronics and Industrial Division since 2019. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University, an MBA from Michigan State University, and a MS in Mechanical Engineering from Oakland University.
“I am incredibly excited to be joining Simpson,” said Olosky. “Beyond being a widely-recognized industry leader and trusted manufacturer for over 60 years, Simpson’s core values and mission to improve people’s lives though safer, stronger structures closely align with mine. I look forward to helping the Simpson team achieve great results in the future.”