The Avis Industrial Corporation Board of Directors announced the appointment of Greg King as Avis Industrial’s new President and CEO, effective October 19, 2020.

Greg has spent the last four and a half years as President & General Manager of Harris Equipment, one of Avis’s wholly-owned subsidiaries, with operations in Cordele and Baxley, Georgia, as well as sales and engineering offices in Wiltshire, UK.  The search for a new leader at Harris is in process, but in the short interim, Greg will continue to manage Harris in his role as President and CEO of Avis. 

Prior to joining Harris and Avis, Greg worked at WestRock, formerly Rock-Tenn Company, of Atlanta, Georgia from 1989 through 2015 in various senior executive roles. 

“I feel Greg is a very good fit for Avis and the unique group of companies Leland has built over the years.  I promised Leland I would step in on an interim basis, if needed, and I feel good about honoring that commitment.  It is now time for Avis to move forward with a full-time, engaged leader and continue developing and growing what Leland was so passionate about,” said Ron McDaniel, Chairman.

Greg King said, “I am honored to be given the opportunity to lead Avis Industrial and its diverse portfolio of companies.  I look forward to working with the team in Upland, Indiana, and at each of our subsidiaries.  To say I am excited would be an understatement; we will work together to make a great company even better.”

Avis Industrial subsidiary companies include AI International, Inc, Louisville, KY; The American Baler Co., Bellevue, OH; Crankshaft Machine Company, Jackson, MI; Edgerton Forge, Inc., Edgerton, OH; The Harris Waste Management Group, Inc. Cordele and Baxley, GA; James Steel & Tube Co., Madison Heights, MI; Pacific Forge, Inc., Fontana, CA; Peninsular Cylinder Co., Inc., Roseville, MI; Sellick Equipment Limited, Harrow, Ontario, Canada.