Kelly Dier, of Birmingham, has announced his retirement from Marmon Holdings Inc. after 51 years of service to the organization.
Dier, who most recently served as executive vice president, joined Altamil Corp. in 1969 as an office manager. He rose through the ranks to become controller of Fontaine Truck Equipment Co. After Marmon acquired Altamil in 1982, Dier was promoted to president of Fontaine Truck Equipment, where he split the company into seven independent operating units and renamed the group Fontaine Industries.
In 2002, Dier was named sector president of Marmon Highway Technologies, comprising all of Marmon’s highway transportation and automotive aftermarket business. In 2017, he took on the role of executive vice president of Marmon Holdings, with responsibility for Marmon companies in a variety of business sectors.
“Throughout Kelly’s remarkable career, he has worked tirelessly on behalf of Marmon, our people, and our valued customers,” said Angelo Pantaleo, chairman and CEO of Marmon Holdings. “His constant focus on building relationships with key customers, understanding their challenges and opportunities, and providing them with the best possible products and support has made a lasting imprint on Marmon.”
Marmon, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a global industrial organization comprised of 11 diverse business sectors and more than 100 autonomous manufacturing and service businesses with collective annual revenues exceeding $8 billion.