Healy Family Holdings, parent company of the iconic Turtle Wax brand, named Steve Knoop as CEO.
A statement by Healy Family Holdings indicated that Knoop "will be responsible for emphasizing the family’s leadership position in investments by growing the businesses through innovation and nimble enterprise with solutions that address building shareholder value."
Prior to Healy Family Holdings, Knoop was managing principal of First Chicago Advisors, Inc. He served as co-group leader and managing director of the U.S. mergers and acquisitions group at BMO Nesbitt Burns (BMO Capital) and previously, co-group head of advisory business services for Merrill Lynch consulting primarily for privately held businesses. He earned his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and has served six years as a publically elected Trustee of Barrington Hills.
"Steve embodies so much of what Healy Family Holdings represents as a leader, collaborator and innovator," said Denis Healy Sr., co-chairman of Turtle Wax, Inc. "We are looking to him to support our evolving business needs with effective executions that challenge the status quo."
Knoop said he was thrilled to join the company which traces it roots back to the entrepreneurial spirit of Ben Hirsh who founded Turtle Wax.
"I am eager to identify opportunities for Healy Family Holdings and continue to grow the value of such an iconic brand like Turtle Wax," Knoop said. "It’s an exciting time to be joining Healy Family Holdings, and I look forward to playing a role in the continued success and growth of one of America’s great family-owned companies."