Glycon Announces Top Management Changes

Jeffrey A. Kuhman, founder and owner of Glycon Corporation, Tecumseh, Michigan, has announced major changes to the senior management structure of the company, a manufacturer of feedscrews and related components for plastics processing machinery.

Jonathon L. Kuhman becomes president and chief operating officer and John M. Phelan, formerly general manager and corporate counsel, was promoted to vice president and general counsel. Jeff Kuhman, who founded the company in 1978 as Great Lakes Feedscrews, remains as chairman. The changes became effective as of January 22, 2021, the date of the company’s annual board meeting.

Previously vice president of engineering, Jon Kuhman graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, where he majored in Economics with a minor in Physics, graduating in 1995. He played varsity football for 4 years and received the prestigious Bernie Olin Award his senior year. He joined Glycon after graduation and worked on the floor in the manufacturing operation. In 1997, he joined the engineering team where he learned screw design and was instrumental in refining the design of Glycon’s highly successful QSO® non-return valve. In addition, Kuhman is recognized as one of the industry’s bright young stars in the field of injection and extrusion screw design.

In his new position, Kuhman will be responsible for all operations and continue to lead the company in technical innovation and customer service.

John M. Phelan joined Glycon in June of 2000 as regional manager. Phelan graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 1989 with a BS degree and from The University of Toledo College of Law in May of 1997. He was promoted to general manager and corporate counsel in 2009. His new responsibilities as VP and general counsel will include working with Jon Kuhman in planning and managing future growth, as well as all personnel and legal functions including recruiting, hiring and training of new employees and advancement and training of current employees.

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