Transcendia Appoints New President & Chief Executive Officer

Transcendia, a leader in custom engineered materials for critical product components in a wide range of markets and applications, today announced the appointment of John Bagnuolo as the company’s President & Chief Executive Officer.

John brings over 30 years of leadership experience implementing strategic plans and driving market growth across diverse businesses and markets, most recently serving as President & CEO of MW Industries, a leading provider of precision components for medical, aerospace and industrial markets. As CEO, John grew the business by championing commercial excellence, developing and implementing operational improvement strategies and executing strategic acquisitions. Prior to MW Industries, John was Business Unit Vice President for Rexam Healthcare, responsible for the leadership of its Global Containers & Closures Business Unit, and spent over 10 years at Danaher, including as a Vice President of Operations. John’s career has been dedicated to improving the commercial and operational performance at a broad range of manufacturing companies, having begun his career at Texas Instruments Incorporated and then Johnson and Johnson in engineering before transitioning to general management roles.

“I am looking forward to joining Transcendia at an exciting time in its 85 year history,” Bagnuolo said. “Transcendia has a long track record of delivering customer solutions and I see many opportunities for growth as Transcendia builds on its position as a niche engineered materials leader.”

Retiring CEO Andy Brewer said, “Transcendia is a company with a great history, great people and a bright future. It‘s been a privilege to lead the transformation of this business over the past 10 years and I wish John the best in his new role as CEO over the years ahead.”

Steve Hagge, Non-Executive Chairman of the board of directors of Transcendia, commented: “John Bagnuolo is a proven CEO with deep and relevant experience, as well as a track record of driving performance across a diversified portfolio of products and customers.”

“The Board appreciates Andy’s 10 years of service at Transcendia,” added Hagge in reference to retiring CEO Andy Brewer. “Under Andy’s leadership, Transcendia has transformed into a diversified, global engineered materials business with a compelling long-term growth plan.”


About Transcendia
Transcendia is a leader in custom engineered materials for critical product components in a wide range of markets and applications. Founded in 1931, the company provides broad material science expertise, an extensive technology platform, industry leading service, global geographic coverage and trusted reliability for product solutions evident in most everyday lives. Transcendia serves over 5,000 global customers for a variety of applications and markets including healthcare, point-of-purchase display, protective& aesthetic, industrial, food & beverage, window, anti-corrosion and security ID. The company is headquartered in Franklin Park, IL and operates 18 ISO certified manufacturing and three company operated distribution centers throughout North America, Europe and Africa. For more information, visit