Fleetwood RV Appoints John McKibben Director of Operations
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Decatur, Ind. – (April 11, 2013) – Fleetwood RV, Inc. announced that John McKibben will join the company as Director of Operations.
McKibben’s responsibilities will include management of on-line and off-line production, lean manufacturing processes, and operational resource planning. With 17+ years in production management, he has wide-ranging experience applying advanced lean manufacturing strategies in plant environments.
Most recently the Plant Manager at Bluffton Motor Works, McKibben has prior management experience at Nestle and General Motors and is a native of the Fort Wayne, Indiana area. As a certified TPM coach, he also trains teams in TPS and TPM tools to improve safety, quality and productivity.
“John’s broad management background and lean manufacturing expertise is a great match for our organization,” stated John Draheim, President & CEO of Fleetwood RV, Inc. “He has a proven track record of consistently attaining production schedules, meeting quality expectations, solving process challenges and improving safety, all of which are extremely important to our work here at Fleetwood RV.”
McKibben replaces Luis Ortiz. A Six Sigma black-belt and Lean expert, Ortiz advances to a new consulting role for Fleetwood RV, Inc stakeholder, American Industrial Partners (AIP). “Luis played a critical role in the development of our lean manufacturing journey and we’re incredibly grateful to have had him on our team. He has accepted a position with AIP as a lean sensei where he will get to extend his expertise to an expanding portfolio of companies,” said Draheim.
About Fleetwood RV, Inc.
Fleetwood RV, Inc. (“Fleetwood RV” or the “Company”) is a leading manufacturer of Class A and Class C recreational vehicles. The Company has one of the best and longest standing distribution networks in the industry and boasts some of the industry’s most recognized and iconic brand names such as American Coach and Bounder. Fleetwood RV is headquartered in Decatur, Ind., which is also its principal manufacturing location.
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