Todd Smith Named Akro-Mils Vice President and General Manager

July 1, 2014, Akron, Ohio - Myers Industries, Inc. (NYSE: MYE) announced today that Todd Smith will step out of his role as Vice President, General Manager of the Distribution Segment to assume the role of Vice President, General Manager of Akro-Mils, a core Material Handling business for the Company.

In his new position, Smith will be focused on executing Akro-Mils and Jamco Products' strategic initiatives to profitably grow their storage and safety products business by strengthening their competitive advantage through broader distribution channels for healthcare, automotive and industrial markets. Smith will also focus on driving manufacturing efficiencies and global sourcing initiatives.

Under Smith's leadership, the Distribution Segment successfully streamlined its U.S. operations from more than thirty branch locations to four strategically located distribution centers resulting in reduced shipping costs and improved customer order fulfillment. Smith is familiar with Myers' Material Handling operations and has an extensive background in Lean Manufacturing and continuous improvement project implementations. Smith joined Myers Industries in 2007 from the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company where he held the position of Operations Manager.

About Myers Industries
Myers Industries, Inc. is an international manufacturer of polymer products for industrial, agricultural, automotive, commercial, and consumer markets. The Company is also the largest wholesale distributor of tools, equipment and supplies for the tire, wheel and under vehicle service industry in the U.S. Visit to learn more.

About Akro-Mils
Akro-Mils is a leading manufacturer of plastic and metal storage, organization, transport and material handling products for use in industrial, medical/pharmaceutical, commercial and consumer markets. Akro-Mils is dedicated to providing innovative, quality products that help customers improve inventory control and overall efficiency. Located in Akron, Ohio, Akro-Mils is a Myers Industries, Inc. company. For more information, please call 800-253-2467, fax 330-761-6348, or visit