Sto Corp., a manufacturer of claddings, air barriers, coatings, and restoration systems, named John McClellan as the company’s new vice president of operations. McClellan replaced John Yankovich, who retired after 17 years with Sto Corp.

In his new position, McClellan will be responsible for overseeing workforce utilization, supply chain operations and ensuring a safe manufacturing process.

McClellan is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He served as a weapons/engineering officer for five years, with deployments to the Persian Gulf and the Adriatic Sea.

After the Navy, McClellan transitioned to a career in the manufacturing industry, most recently working as vice president of operations at Temper Sealy International. Prior positions included plant manager at Owens Corning and operations manager at Anheuser-Busch.

Yankovich believes his successor is an ideal fit for the job.

“John has been successful everywhere he’s been, and he’ll be successful at Sto,” he said“He has the discipline of a naval officer and a career’s worth of valuable experience. This hire is a home run.”

McClellan, likewise, speaks highly of his predecessor.

“I am walking into a great situation because of the work John Yankovich has done,” he said. “He’s steered Sto through the supply chain issues of the last couple of years, and he successfully implemented StoCast production lines. His are big shoes.”