Industrial Paints Company Announces New Board Chairman

Sheboygan Paint Company announced that Jay Brownrigg (pictured) has assumed the role of Chairman of the Board. Photo courtesy of Sheboygan Paint Company.

Sheboygan Paint Company (Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA) announced the succession of the Chairman of the Board from Charlie Malingowski to Jay Brownrigg. This is a final step of a multi-year phased transition of management and ownership from fourth to fifth generation. 

Brownrigg has held numerous positions at Sheboygan Paint Company across product development, purchasing, and operations. He currently serves as Director ERP & Digital Innovation and recently earned a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine Business School. Brownrigg will represent the family ownership group, comprised of himself and four siblings, to ensure alignment across ownership, board, and management. 

“It was important to both fourth and fifth generation owners to get the timing right and ensure a coordinated transfer of management and oversight of the company,” says Brownrigg. “We believe we are at an appropriate phase to transition the Chairman role. I want to thank Charlie for his many years of service working in key leadership roles at the family enterprise, as well as providing an excellent example to follow as Chairman of the Board.” 

“Jay provides alignment across family, board, and management, creating a very workable structure in terms of quick and efficient decision-making,” says President and CEO Paul Krueger. "This has been key to the record financial performance achieved in 2023 as well as record levels of capital re-investment into our operations to better serve our customers and sustain our growth in future years.” 

“Sheboygan Paint Company has always been a central part of my life,” says Brownrigg. “I have seen first-hand the dedication and commitment of previous generations. Having worked as an employee in the business and later as a board member, I have a deep appreciation for what it takes to keep our business thriving. I am honored to represent the fifth generation of owners now as Chairman of the Board.” 

Source: Sheboygan Paint Company,