Management Team

CRP Industries is a veteran-owned business. Founded by Dr. Adam Schildge, the company was led by his son George for many years. Today, in the third generation of Schildge leadership, George’s son Dan holds the position of President and CEO.

Since its founding in 1954, the company has expanded not only its staff and geographic footprint — but also its scope, growing into a leader in both the automotive and industrial products sectors.

  • Dan Schlidge

    Daniel Schildge — President and CEO

    Dan took the helm as President and CEO of CRP Industries in 2008. As a Cornell graduate, Navy veteran, and entrepreneur, Dan has developed extensive expertise in leadership, strategic thinking, organizational design, and execution. Dan is responsible for CRP’s long-term sustainability — from the company’s growth and financial strength to its culture and security. He provides a compelling, long-term vision for CRP and ensures the company strategy is aligned around that vision. Dan consistently creates winning opportunities for all of CRP’s key stakeholders: employees, customers, suppliers, investors, and the community at large, as well as the environment. Above all, Dan is focused on CRP Industries continuing to be a thriving, enduring, and purposeful company.

  • Scott Shea

    Scott Shea — Chief Operating Officer

    Scott has been CRP’s Chief Operating Officer since 2015. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University. Scott currently leads all company operations as well as CRP de Mexico, CRP’s Steering and Remanufacturing operations in the Carolinas, and the company’s new R&D lab for future remanufacturing opportunities. He is responsible for building a world-class supply chain for CRP with efficient warehousing, production, logistics, and inventory management. Scott is continuously optimizing our systems and processes in pursuit of the company’s higher purpose while creating lasting relationships with CRP’s customers.

  • Mike Palm

    Michael Palm – Vice President of Sales and Marketing

    Mike joined the CRP team in 2005 and currently serves as the VP of Sales and Marketing. A Shippensburg University alumni, he is an experienced professional with over 35 years of expertise in both B2B and B2C markets. Mike is responsible for developing and maintaining a broad network of top distributors in North America, leading the company’s aftermarket product management efforts and ensuring that CRP is among the most well-known and respected innovative suppliers in the automotive aftermarket. He knows CRP’s customers intimately and understands their needs, making it easy for them to do business with the company. Together with the executive team, Mike ensures the company has mission clarity and keeps all team members accountable.

  • Luis Vargas headshot

    Luis Vargas – Vice President of Finance

    Luis was appointed as VP of Finance in 2024. He has been a Certified Public Accountant since 2001 and holds a B.S. in Accountancy from The George Washington University. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the New Jersey Society of Public Accountants. As VP of Finance, Luis is responsible for the strategic financial leadership, financial planning and analysis, and financial controls and governance for CRP Industries. His continuous improvement leadership style and vast experience will help to ensure CRP’s future growth.