Scott F. Maly of Ann Arbor has joined the board of directors of The Washtenaw 100, a regional charity that supports the area’s law enforcement officers and firefighters, their families, and their departments.

Maly brings proven leadership and problem-solving skills to The Washtenaw 100’s board. His nearly 40 years of professional experience has ranged from military service to C-level roles in the automotive, consumer products, and book manufacturing industries, among others.

Maly studied business administration and management at the University of Michigan, later graduating from Eastern Michigan University. He was then commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. Maly served for eight years in the Marines, in which time he was promoted to the rank of Captain.

In the business world, Maly excelled in leadership with Toyoda Gosei Fluid Systems, Keter American Plastics Group, Bayloff Stamped Products, Edwards Brothers Malloy, and Howard Ternes Packaging Co. Most recently, he founded and led Lean Solutions Enterprises, an Ann Arbor consultancy that deploys Toyota Production Systems for manufacturers.  Last year, Maly retired to focus on family and volunteering.

“I’m looking forward to contributing to The Washtenaw 100 in every good way I can,” says Maly. “While on active duty with the Marine Corps, I learned what it’s like to serve and protect on the front line. In our community, it’s our police officers and firefighters who stand ready on that front line. They do so much for us, at great risk to themselves and their families. I believe it’s important to show them our appreciation, and that we have their backs.”

As a volunteer, Maly is committed to serving people. He has served with distinction on the boards of Huron River Area Credit Union, Cleary University, Howell Chamber of Commerce, and Livingston County United Way. He was also a founding member of Livingston MTEC (now CTE), which provides college-level technical training to high school students.

Maly was raised in Ann Arbor and continues to live here today. His wife Kris Maly has retired from the corporate world, and now serves as the Communications Manager at Ele’s Place in Ann Arbor. Ele’s Place is a nonprofit that provides healing for grieving children, teens, young adults, and their families.

Maly’s two children and their families – including four grandchildren – live locally.