Shirk to become new CEO of The High Companies


October 1, 2014

The High Companies said today that Michael F. Shirk will replace Nevin Cooley as CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2015. Cooley announced in June that he will retire from the East Lampeter Township-based company in 2015. Shirk will begin as CEO-elect on Nov. 3. Shirk is vice president of architectural specialties worldwide at Armstrong World Industries and responsible for managing sales, engineering and manufacturing in North America, Europe and Asia. High, which was No. 3 on the Business Journal’s Top 100 Private Companies list in 2013, finished last year with $515.6 million in revenue. That was down from $595.9 million in 2012. High is the largest privately held company in Lancaster County. Continue reading on Central Penn Business Journal.

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