Plas-tek Industries

How might the son of the CEO of a medium-sized manufacturing firm succeed as his father’s successor?
Murray Low  | Fall 2012
Print this page
Allen Lane had owned and operated Plas-tek Industries, a plastics fluid-flow products company, for nearly 30 years. After several failed attempts to bring in a new partner, Allen’s son, Julian, suggested that he was interested in pursuing this opportunity. This case presents students with documents and financials that surrounded the proposed deal between father and son, as well as a discussion of their different management styles, in order to highlight the issues that faced both parties.

Case ID: 120408

Buy select cases through Ivey Publishing and Harvard Business Publishing.

 

Contact us by e-mail at Columbia CaseWorks or 212-854-1796.