Food processing equipment manufacturer Bettcher Industries has appointed Kurt Miller as vice president of operations.
Miller will be responsible for directing and managing all operational activities at the company including planning, scheduling, manufacturing, procurement, product engineering, quality, inventory, warehousing, maintenance and facilities.
A key focus of Miller’s responsibilities is implementing manufacturing best practices while leading the organization to world class status via the application of 80/20 methodologies, lean production practices and continuous improvement techniques.
Miller has more than 30 years of progressive experience across a wide range of operational functions in engineering and manufacturing. Before joining Bettcher, he served in leadership positions at the Swagelok Company, including engineering and quality assurance management and spearheading business systems transformation.
During his 25-year career at Swagelok, Miller was a multi-year recipient of the company’s President’s Award for outstanding performance and business leadership.
In addition to his extensive professional experience, Miller holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA degree, both from the University of Akron.
Edward Steele, president of Bettcher, said: “We’re very pleased to welcome Kurt to our company. His wide-ranging experience in managing large industrial company operations aligns perfectly with our goal to optimize
the operational efficiencies of the Bettcher organization, here and abroad.”
Bettcher Industries has been trading since 1944 and is a leading developer and manufacturer of innovative precision-cutting tools for the food processing sector. Its products are distributed to more than 50 markets worldwide.