Kasich Names 2 to YSU Board of Trustees

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Gov. John Kasich named two new members to the Youngstown State University Board of Trustees, YSU announced yesterday.

Joining the YSU board are Samuel W. Grooms, CEO of Hy-Tek Material Handling Inc. in Columbus, and Allan Metz as a student member of the board.

Grooms, who holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from YSU, will serve a nine-year term that ends in April 2025. He replaces Harry Meshel, whose term on the board has expired. Metz will serve a two-year term that will expire in April 2018

Grooms, who lives in Westerville, has spent his entire professional career, more than 35 years, at Hy-Tek. Working his way through the ranks from aftermarket sales representative and capital sales representative to vice president of integrated systems, he was named CEO in 1997.

YSU’s Williamson College of Business Administration named Grooms the Outstanding Business Alumnus in 2014.

Metz, who is studying biology/pre-med at YSU, plans to attend medical school and become a physician. He is a member of the YSU University Scholars Program, holds a 4.0 grade point average and has made the President’s and Dean’s lists.

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