Frank Lowe Rubber & Gasket Co. Inc. has appointed Brian Atkin as president. Ira Warren, who has served as president and CEO for the past 40 years, will assume the chairman role.

As president, Atkin will be responsible for leading the development and execution of the company’s strategic growth plan.

Atkin has worked in a variety of positions at Frank Lowe since joining the family-owned business in 1994. Most recently, he held the position of executive vice president, where he was responsible for all aspects of daily operation.

“Brian has played a key role in the management of the company and has demonstrated his ability to create alignment, empower others and build a sense of team,” says Warren. “These are the characteristics of a great leader, and as president he will have even greater opportunities to drive the growth of the business.”