Sussex IM Names Kopp Vice President Of Manufacturing
By: Sussex IM
In this role, Kopp heads all strategic planning for manufacturing, including management of maintenance, secondary equipment, planning and team scheduling. In addition, Kopp's charter is to continuously improve processes and procedures to enhance productivity and communication, and provide manufacturing advice, assistance and counsel.
Kopp's professional focus has always been plastics. He was most recently Engineering Manager for Gateway Plastics, the high-volume manufacturer of rigid plastics for food packaging. Previously, he was Project Engineer – Trade Sales and, later, Program Manager, for Rexam – Sussex, where he specialized in personal care packaging and directly managed manufacturing for key suppliers. Earlier, Kopp was Mechanical Design Engineer for Tooling Technologies, Inc., manufacturer of injection molds for a diverse customer base.
In his new position, Kopp will report to Keith Everson, CEO, Sussex IM.
"Kyle's exceptional experience in manufacturing will be invaluable as we continue to grow," Everson said. "He started his career designing injection molds, which gives him a great foundation in plastics. And, he is a proven manager of people, product development, R&D, sourcing of equipment and continuous improvement. This is the skill set needed to ensure customer satisfaction as we take our business to the next level."
Kopp is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, with a B.S. degree in Engineering Technology. A Six Sigma Green Belt, Kopp resides in Brookfield, Wisconsin.
ABOUT SUSSEX IM
Sussex IM is a full-service, fully automated supplier that solves problems to satisfy consumer needs. The company's capabilities include B-to-B and, now, B-to-C – with the addition of its Sussex Brands division. Customers – in markets that include consumer goods, cosmetics packaging, healthcare products, agriculture products and industrial applications – benefit from accelerated time-to-market, thanks to the company's streamlined decision-making capabilities and shortened supply chains.
Sussex IM's end-to-end suite of services extends from product design to warehousing. Importantly, the company has extensive automation design capabilities and an in-house, dedicated staff of automation engineers.
Sussex IM, founded in 1977, and centrally located in the greater Milwaukee metropolitan area, recorded annual double-digit growth over the last five years. For more information, visit http://sussexim.com.
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