Marmon Holdings, Inc. announced the retirement of Executive Vice President Kelly Dier after 51 years of service to the organization.
Dier, of Birmingham, Ala., spent almost his entire career with Marmon or companies that came to be part of the organization. Marmon, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a global industrial organization comprising 11 diverse business sectors and more than 100 autonomous manufacturing and service businesses with collective annual revenues exceeding $8 billion.
In 1969, Dier joined a unit of Altamil Corporation as an office manager. He rose through the organization to become Controller of Fontaine Truck Equipment Company. After Marmon acquired Altamil in 1982, Dier was promoted to President of Fontaine Truck Equipment. He split the company into seven independent operating units and renamed the group Fontaine Industries.
In 2002, Dier became Sector President of Marmon Highway Technologies, comprising all of Marmon’s highway transportation and automotive aftermarket businesses. In 2017, he took on a new role as Executive Vice President of Marmon Holdings, with responsibility for Marmon companies in a variety of business sectors.
“Throughout Kelly’s remarkable career, he has worked tirelessly on behalf of Marmon, our people, and our valued customers,” said Angelo Pantaleo, Chairman and CEO of Marmon Holdings. “His constant focus on building relationships with key customers, understanding their challenges and opportunities, and providing them with the best possible products and support has made a lasting imprint on Marmon.”