MetoKote(TM) Corporation Announces Organizational Changes to Strengthen European Coating Operations
LIMA, Ohio, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — MetoKote Corporation today announced senior management changes in Europe to strengthen its coating operations and improve alignment of internal resources.
Effective immediately, Jake Sturges will assume the role of managing director, MetoKote Europe. Sturges has been with MetoKote for four years as plant manager of the company’s 10,500 square meter, U.S.-based, InSiteÃ‚® facility in East Moline, Illinois. Sturges will relocate to Mannheim, Germany, home of MetoKote’s newest regional coating service center. As part of his new assignment, Sturges will drive MetoKote’s continued initiatives in total quality management and operational efficiency. Sturges will report directly to MetoKote President and CEO DeWayne Pinkstaff.
“Jake’s success at East Moline and his leadership experience make him uniquely qualified for this new responsibility,” remarked Pinkstaff.
Ian Warren is taking on the role of country manager for MetoKote’s two United Kingdom facilities, located in Daventry and Telford, reporting directly to Sturges.
Zina Nakicevic will retain her responsibilities as general manager for the company’s Central European operations located in the Czech Republic and Hungary, as well as, management of the Mannheim, Germany operation. Nakicevic will also report to Sturges.
Replacing Sturges, Kalen Lewis has been appointed plant manager of MetoKote’s East Moline facility and will report to Ed Eckenroth, general manager, Western Region. Kalen was previously production manager for the company’s Cedar Falls, Iowa, facility.
“These important organizational changes will improve our internal alignment of resources to most effectively focus on satisfying the needs of our customers and will position the company to continue its growth in Europe,” continued Pinkstaff.
About MetoKote Corporation
MetoKote Corporation, headquartered in Lima, Ohio, serves over 900 customers in over 30 facilities throughout the United States and the world. MetoKote provides environmentally sound and cost-effective coating solutions including equipment, coating application, and related management and support services to a wide variety of markets including appliance, automotive, commercial vehicle, computer, electrical, furniture, industrial equipment, and off-highway. For more information, please visit: www.metokote.com.
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