Industrial Paint & Coatings Since 1916

Continental Products & Rio Flooring Systems Welcomes New President: Byron Smith

Cleveland, Ohio—April 17, 2019– Keene Family of Companies is proud and excited to welcome Byron Smith as President of Continental Products and Rio Flooring Systems.


As a visionary leader and strategist, Byron Smith has a proven record of driving industry disruption and growth, while increasing profits and building stakeholder value. Smith is known for expanding companies organically and through strategic acquisitions. Working domestically and internationally, Smith excels at crafting and implementing process improvements that turn around underperforming operations; therefore, capitalizing on new markets with innovative products and building high performance teams.


Most recently, Smith served as President of a large coatings corporation, growing the company substantially. Prior to this, Smith founded ICS Building Technologies and acquired the Garland Flooring Company in Cleveland, subsequently setting up sales offices and production in China and Japan.


The University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom awarded Smith a Master of Business Administration. He held several Board positions across a variety of diverse countries. Smith’s extensive business management and development background make him a crucial asset to Continental’s team.


Continental Products is a paint and coatings manufacturing company in Euclid, OH. Continental Products offers a wide range of product finishes and specialty paints for the industrial, greenhouse, and wood coatings markets. Rio Flooring Systems offers a wide range of the best fluid-applied concrete floor and wall coatings available today including epoxy and urethane flooring systems, cementitious urethane and epoxy mortar systems, polyaspartic urethane systems methylmethacrylate (MMA) systems and wall systems tailored specifically for your facility needs.


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