We welcome Robert McKenzie to our global headquarters in Linden, New Jersey. As our new Quality Manager, he will be responsible for the health and validity of our Nadcap- and ISO-regulated quality management systems. Robert has previous experience working in project planning and management, engineering, quality assurance, quality control and manufacturing process improvement in the commercial, industrial, military, automotive, medical and aerospace industries. He managed the quality systems for a medical device component manufacturing facility, as well as the quality control department of an automotive injection molding and progressive die stamping facility. Robert holds a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Management.
Ligon de Vogel joins our team as Project Manager at General Magnaplate Texas. In this role, he will be overseeing work related to plant construction. He will also support production and sales and assist on special projects. Ligon has experience in the oil and gas industry and previously worked for the North Dakota-based oilfield service company, B&G Oilfield Services, as a Directional Drilling Foreman. He holds a BA in Natural Resources and the Environment from Sewanee: The University of The South.
As our new Technical Sales Representative at General Magnaplate Texas, Brian Flammer will be educating our customers in Southern California and Arizona on the benefits of our coatings. This includes discussing possible applications and providing technical advice. Brian’s educational background is in physics and business management. Previously, he sold securities for a broker-dealer firm.
We recently promoted Matt Zaragoza from Inside Technical Sales/Plater to Production Manager at General Magnaplate Texas. In this new role, Matt will ensure our production processes run smoothly and efficiently. He will also continue to handle technical sales, including providing customers with quotes and answering technical questions related to our coating processes.