Company Announcements

Anderson-Negele key manufacturing changes, including promotion to “Director of Operations and Strategic Sourcing”

Anderson Instrument Company Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of John Driscoll to “Director of Operations and Strategic Sourcing”, the promotion of Jake Kirk to “Manufacturing Technician – New Product and Manufacture Training” and the formalization of Ron Caldarone’s responsibility as “Manufacturing Supervisor”

5 May 2015

I am pleased to announce three important changes for the Anderson-Negele manufacturing team. John Driscoll is now the Director of Operations and Strategic Sourcing for our North American manufacturing operations, which ships globally. John fulfilled many of these responsibilities as Manufacturing Manager, and with his leadership, the manufacturing team achieved an OTD improvement of over 5% in 2014 and has been a big part of the facility being safe for over 2 years. John will be responsible for continued improvements in Safety, Quality, OTD and our cost initiatives. Reporting to John will be Ron Caldarone, the Manufacturing Engineering team, the Strategic Sourcing Team, and Ron Achzet. John has been with Anderson-Negele since 2009 and his 15 years of manufacturing experience include being Production Superintendent at Covidien. John holds a Bachelors in Manufacturing Management from Clarkson University. Also, Jake Kirk has been promoted to Manufacturing Technician – New Product and Manufacturing Training. Jake started as an Assembler for Anderson Instrument Company in 2010 after completing his Powersports Performance and Repair Certificate from State University of New York Canton in 2009. Jake demonstrated the ability to quickly learn several of our toughest assembly and calibration processes. In his new role, Jake will be responsible for developing quality assembly processes for new products, as well as ensuring the quality of training for our manufacturing associates.

Thirdly, we are formalizing Ron Caldarone’s role as Manufacturing Supervisor. In this role, Ron will be responsible for OTD, Quality, and the Engagement of our manufacturing team. Reporting to Ron will be Electronics, Welding, General Machine, Final Assembly and Shipping & Receiving.

Please join me in congratulating John and Jake and recognizing Ron for the responsibility he has taken for the performance of the manufacturing team. This team is at the core of what we do for our customers, and with John and Ron’s leadership and Jake’s new responsibilities; I expect we will continue to improve for our customers and the Anderson-Negele team.

Best,
JT Townsend
Vice President and General Manager