Merit Brass Co. announced that Darren Hilliard has been promoted to the role of president and chief financial officer.

Hilliard has been with Merit Brass for over 3 years as CFO. He has over 20 years of Finance and leadership experience, concentrated in the plumbing industry. He also serves on the board of trustees for Youth Challenge, a not-for-profit organization based in Westlake, Ohio which brings together young people with physical disabilities and teen volunteers via adapted sports and recreational activities.  

“Since the day Darren arrived, he has been focused on using his vast skillset to partner with every member of our leadership team. His wealth of knowledge coupled with his strong devotion to our Company’s overall success makes his transition to President a great opportunity for Merit,” stated Alan Lipp.

Marc Schlessinger added, “This promotion is extremely well-deserved. Darren’s actions inspire all of us and we are so fortunate to have him help lead Merit to a brighter future.”

Schlessinger will retain the title of CEO; Lipp will also assume the title of CEO.