Dan Smytka joined Zep as CEO in September of 2019. He has more than 30 years’ experience as a multi-functional senior executive with global P&L leadership experiences in EMEA and Asia Pacific.
Before Zep, he was the President for Goodyear’s Global Off-Highway businesses. Previously, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer for Goodyear’s EMEA region and in leadership roles in Asia Pacific for seven years, including four years as President of that region.
Prior to joining Goodyear, he was President of the North American Building Systems & Services division of Carrier Corporation from 2007 to 2008. He previously worked for 17 years at the General Electric Company, where he held positions including President of its Engineered Systems division, President of the Asia Pacific Consumer and Industrial Group and General Manager of the Refrigeration business unit.
A native of Detroit, Michigan, he earned a Master’s Degree in Corporate Finance from the University of Memphis. He received his Bachelor’s Degree with dual majors in Business Economics and Psychology from Creighton University.