24th October, 2017

Tangent Announces Addition of Vice President of Engineering

WORTHINGTON – Tangent, a market leader of structural plastic lumber, recently announced the addition of James D. Watson as the new Vice President of Engineering. Watson oversees both Product Development and Manufacturing Engineering and will work to advance Tangent’s unique competitive advantage for customers in the marine, industrial, agricultural markets and beyond with innovative and quality structural plastic lumber solutions.

Previously, Mr. Watson served as Vice President of Product Development & Innovation for Textron’s Sherman+Reilly Division, where he was responsible for managing all product innovation and new product development activities.

Before assuming his more recent roles, Watson served as Director of New Product Development for Office Depot’s Private Brands Group and Director of Research & Development for the PolyVision division of Steelcase, Inc., where he lead the product development activities for both companies. He also spent seven years in technical management roles with Black & Decker, Inc.

Mr. Watson holds an undergraduate degree in Engineering from Virginia Tech, and a graduate degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University.

With the addition of James, Tangent Minnesota has completed the executive team. Over the past 13 months, under the leadership of Jeff Breitzman, CEO of Tangent, Dan Greve was hired as the CFO and Mike Nesdahl was hired as the VP, Sales & Marketing. The Tangent Minnesota Executive Team is able to build out each department to continue to be an industry leader in recycled plastic lumber.

“Jim brings a creative passion towards solving application challenges and new product solutions to our customer-centric initiative. His engineering leadership will bring innovative balance to our organization for years to come.” – Jeff Breitzman, CEO