Ultrafab, a manufacturer of textile-based and extruded sealing products, has announced that company president, Alan DeMello, has been named CEO.

DeMello, who joined Ultrafab as a product manager in 1996, was named vice president of sales, marketing and product development in 1999 and has been serving as president of Ultrafab since 2009. He also has served on Ultrafab’s Board of Directors since 1999.

Before joining Ultrafab, DeMello held management and technical roles in coextruded profiles used in the fenestration market. He also holds a Masters in Business Administration and Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Management and Industrial Arts Education.

Tom Horton, who previously held the joint titles of CEO and chairperson, will now focus on serving as Ultrafab’s Board chairperson and overseeing critical infrastructure and IT projects. Horton said that DeMello has been instrumental in leading the company through a period of significant growth with the company doubling in size over the last ten years. He also developed and implemented strategic plans that have further solidified the company’s global leadership position for innovative sealing products.

DeMello has been actively involved in the product innovation area, working closely with Utrafab’s new product development teams and is the inventor or one of the inventors on numerous patents.

Ultrafab was founded in 1970 by Bob Horton, Tom Horton’s father, and remains a family-owned business. The organization celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2020. Ultrafab operates three manufacturing facilities in the United States, utilizes strategic partnerships based in Japan and Spain, and has stocking distributors in Australia, South America and Canada.