Harvey Building Products, Soft-Lite Make Management Moves

September 15th, 2017 by Editor

Don Fisher was recently promoted to the position of senior vice president of manufacturing for Harvey Building Products. In his new position, he will oversee manufacturing operations for Harvey window and door plants in Londonderry, N.H., and Dartmouth, Mass., as well as the Soft-Lite manufacturing facility in Streetsboro, Ohio.

Previously, Fisher held senior level leadership positions at national manufacturers such as Cartex Glass America, Knauff Insulation and Guardian Building Products. He began his career with Soft-Lite in 2016 as the vice president of operations. Fisher is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and certified LEAN expert.

“Throughout his 25-year career in manufacturing, Don has driven operational excellence, quality assurance and safety execution,” said Jim Barreira, CEO of Harvey Building Products. “During his tenure at Soft-Lite, Don quickly earned the respect and admiration of his team as a strong leader, focused on the members’ individual growth and accomplishments. We’re excited to have Don take on an expanded role at Harvey Building Products, as we look to continually improve and grow sales across the country.”

Soft-Lite has also introduced Jason Wells as its new director of manufacturing. In his new position, Wells’s primary function is to help transform Soft-Lite’s manufacturing facility into a more engaged, lean workforce with increased levels of performance. He will build on the foundational lean tools Soft-Lite has already implemented to further improve safety, increase efficiency and reduce or control costs.

Wells has more than 21 years of experience directing manufacturing operations in both the automotive and building products industries. He comes to Soft-lite from Knauff Insulation, where he served as a plant manager at their West Virginia plant.

“Jason is a people person who thrives on getting team members to drive results by empowering them to make the improvements themselves and take ownership for their own processes and decisions,” said Tyson Schwartz, president of Soft-Lite. “I’m confident he will make Soft-Lite’s management team even stronger and more dynamic in the marketplace, as well as help us show the window industry what a best-in-class manufacturing plant looks like.”

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