Scott Tanis Retires from Tanis Incorporated

Thu January 14, 2021

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Nick Mallinger Named President / CEO and Owner

Delafield, WI, January 14, 2021.

After 33 years, Scott Tanis has sold Tanis Incorporated, a business started by Scott and his late father, Chuck Tanis, to Nick Mallinger in December, 2020.

Tanis Incorporated has grown over the last thirty years to three manufacturing facilities. Tanis provides industrial and medical customers a complete line of brush configurations for surface conditioning, sealing, materials movement, cleaning and many other applications. Tanis now employs one-hundred and twenty employees.

Scott Tanis stated “retiring and selling the company is bitter-sweet, but I know I am leaving the company in great hands. I am confident the Tanis name will continue to grow stronger under its new leadership and I’m excited to see what’s in store.”

Nick Mallinger, a private investor, acquired Tanis Incorporated on December 23, 2020 and is now the company’s President and CEO. Mallinger previously ran Metal-Era, a family business based in Waukesha, Wisconsin, owned by the Mallinger family prior to its sale earlier in 2020.

Mallinger stated, “I know I have huge shoes to fill with Scott no longer with the company, but I know over time I will do my best to keep the same family culture that has been in place since 1987. I am excited to continue the Tanis legacy by providing the industry with leading customer centric service and quality products.”

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Scott Tanis (left) Chuck Tanis (right)

About Tanis Inc.
Known for our vast selection of brush products, resourceful specialty-design capabilities and exceptional customer service, Tanis Brush is an industry leader in brush manufacturing. Since 1987, our team has remained committed to providing our customers with total customer satisfaction throughout the entire customer buying experience. Our ISO 9001: 2008 and ISO 13485: 2003 certifications bring excellence into our daily work environment and encourages us to persistently question and improve our processes, fostering a culture of quality and continuous improvement. Our stock and standard brush offerings include abrasive, twisted, rotary, strip, stapled set, composite, power and utility product categories.