Posted March 26, 2019

Applied names director of investor relations

Applied Industrial Technologies announced that Ryan D. Cieslak has joined the company as director of investor relations and treasury.

He will be responsible for further developing and coordinating the strategic direction of the company’s investor relations efforts, treasury programs and cash management activities.

“Ryan’s experience, strong financial acumen and deep knowledge of our industry are an excellent fit with Applied as we continue to enhance our position as a differentiated industrial distributor,” said Neil A. Schrimsher, president and chief executive officer. “We look forward to the contributions he will make both externally with the investment community and internally with our financial teams.”

Cieslak joins Applied from Northcoast Research (NCR) in Cleveland, where he served as vice president, senior industrial analyst, with a focus on conducting research and analysis as well as building relationships with institutional clients and management of covered companies. Prior to NCR, Cieslak held various analyst and research positions over the course of 10 years at KeyBanc Capital Markets. His career originated at FTN Midwest Securities.

Cieslak received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration – Finance from the University of Dayton.