John Miles is the third-generation of his family to have worked in the pottery industry, first beginning in the early 1930’s. Two of his grandparents worked at Shenango China in New Castle, PA, where his father followed as a Production Superintendent.
John worked his way through college and upon graduation went to work for Woodmere China. At Woodmere, John worked in every department which provided a solid foundation to understand how products were sourced or manufactured, and how to sell value added product. He also gained appreciation for design and how to treat a customer. From Woodmere, he worked at The Homer Laughlin China Co. for a few years where he furthered his knowledge of distribution.
John Miles joined Steelite International in November 1996 as a USA Regional Sales Manager for the Mid-West territory. In 1997, he was appointed National Distribution Sales Manager. In 1998, he accepted the position of National Sales Manager, and in 2000 John was named Vice President of Sales.
In 2005, John Miles advanced to the position of President of the Americas division of Steelite International. Through John’s vision and love of the industry, he has propelled Steelite to become the leading supplier of tabletop products in the US, Canada, Caribbean, Central & South America. John’s recipe for success is fairly simple - Provide solutions in cutting edge tabletop products, support the local chefs’ community, develop personal relationships, and create partnerships with like-minded organizations that share his passion for making a difference in the world. Within the business John believes in creating a foundation of strong company values on which a culture can be created where all employees have a voice and can realize their aspirations.
On June 14, 2016 John Miles and PNC Riverarch Capital acquired Steelite International and John was named CEO of the global company.
John lives in New Wilmington, PA with his two children, Andrew and Elizabeth.