WAI Member since 2016
Q: What does your company do? A: L&P is a 133-year-old diversified manufacturer that designs and produces engineered products found in most homes and automobiles. We have 17 business units, 20,000 employee-partners, and 130 manufacturing facilities in 19 countries.
Q: What is your role there? A: As of Jan. 1, I became president of the L&P Wire Group, responsible for our four wire mills.
Q: What do you like best about your position? A: I have been with L&P for over 20 years now, many of those in HR and Operations Services. I enjoy visiting our wire mills and talking to our partner-employees. Their efforts and input have always been an important part of our success, and it’s impressive how very well they work together. As I get my arms around the sales side of the business, I really enjoy having a very competent team working with me.
Q: How does your company remain competitive? A: We continue to replace older equipment with newer machines that improve productivity and quality. We do that by a “team approach” to make sure that we are investing in the right technology and equipment. We also focus on employee development: we challenge them to continuously improve in areas such as safety, quality, productivity and customer service. Part of my job is to keep that competitive spirit very strong throughout the workforce.