Tim Werkema has been named the new President and CEO of Clean Rooms International effective October 1, 2008. This change is the final step of a succession plan which began approximately five years ago. Nelson Werkema, immediate past President & CEO, is retiring but will remain active in a transition role with the company until February, 2009. He will also remain as a shareholder and member of the Board of Directors.
Tim Werkema graduated in 1993 from Michigan State University with a finance degree. He started his career as a food broker sales representative in Detroit, joined CRI Sales Department in October of 1997 and became a shareholder in 2000. At that time he was promoted to Vice President & Director of Sales.
Tim married Heather Knapp on September 11, 1999, and now has three children, Lyndsay (8), Sam (6) and Ally (4).
“This is the start of a new era in the history of Clean Rooms International”, says Nelson Werkema, “Tim is ready and eager to grow CRI to a level that I could only dream about. I am delighted that Tim is succeeding me as President & CEO.”