Nichols Paper & Supply Co., Norton Shores, Michigan, on Monday announced the promotion of Hal Grossman to president and the upcoming retirement of longtime COO Kevin Rahrig on Dec. 24. Grossman will report to CEO Mike Olthoff.
Grossman, pictured right, started at Nichols in 1996 and helped develop a strong health care presence early in his career. In 2010 he was promoted to vice president of sales, managing expanding teams in all Nichols markets. He assumes the president role on Aug. 1 and will continue to lead the sales team.
Rahrig, pictured below left, started his career with Nichols in 1985, earning several advancements and becoming COO in 2007.
“For over 35 years Kevin has served Nichols well with his leadership, innovation and passion for operational excellence. He will be truly missed,” said Olthoff. “As we wish Kevin and his wife Lori a joyful retirement, we also look forward to what’s next. Hal is a proven leader, having directed our sales team through several decades of strategic growth. We are excited about the insight he brings to this key role.”