Shane Porzio named president of Profile Products

By edited by Kyle Brown

Jim Tanner will remain the company’s CEO and focus on business development.

Profile Products, Buffalo Grove, Illinois, hired Shane Porzio as its president. In this newly created role, Porzio will be responsible for managing all of Profile’s businesses including horticulture, environmental solutions and clay technologies in the areas of sales, marketing, research and development, operations and logistics. Jim Tanner will remain the company’s CEO and will focus on business development.

“Shane’s wealth of experience immediately caught our attention, and we knew he would be an excellent fit to lead Profile in this role,” says Tanner. “As our company continues to grow, he is primed to take us to the next level and we are confident that our customers will reap the benefits of his knowledge and expertise.”

Porzio brings extensive executive experience to Profile with his most recent position as senior vice president and global head of the food and performance materials divisions for Vantage Specialty Chemicals. Prior to that role, Porzio spent 22 years with BASF in various executive positions with extensive international experience. In addition to his general management experience, Porzio has also led teams in research and development, operations, supply chain management and sales and marketing.

Porzio has his Ph.D. in polymer science from The University of Akron, a master’s degree from Wake Forest University and his bachelor’s degree in chemistry and anthropology from Beloit College. He is fluent in four languages including Spanish, German and Portuguese.