Harvel Names Patrick Foose President and General Manager

(Easton, Pa.) — A leading U.S. manufacturer of high-quality PVC and CPVC industrial piping, duct systems, and other thermoplastic extrusions, Harvel® Plastics, Inc., has appointed Patrick M. Foose as its president and general manager. Foose previously served the company as chief operating officer.

“For nearly 30 years, Pat has helped drive Harvel’s growth and recognition as one of the worldwide leaders in piping products,” says Earl Wismer, Harvel's chief executive officer and former president. “His new position recognizes his commitment to the ongoing success of our business.”

With his new responsibilities, Foose will focus on operations throughout all facets of the business and lead strategic planning efforts including ongoing product development to serve a variety of national and international markets such as chemical processing, water and wastewater treatment, residential and commercial plumbing systems, fire protection, renewable energy, and biotech development.

A member of the International Association of Plastics Distribution (IAPD) Board of Directors since 2001, Foose has served on the Board's Executive Committee for the past four years. He currently serves as the Board's president and is the first plastics manufacturer representative to hold the position. In 2005, he received the IAPD’s annual Pacesetter Award.

Foose has served on the Harvel Plastics Board of Directors since 1993. He is also a member of the Children’s Home of Easton Board of Directors, a position he has held for seven years.

Foose joined Harvel Plastics in 1981 and was promoted to vice president of sales and marketing in 1989, and chief operating officer in 2008. He resides in Bethlehem, Pa., with his wife and their son and daughter.