Veteran quality assurance professional and operations manager to oversee production and growth initiatives at spacious new High Point plant.
LLFlex – a global leader in packaging materials and industrial laminate solutions for the building & construction, wire & cable, and consumer packaging industries, has hired Shawn Sylvester as Plant Manager for its new manufacturing facility in High Point, North Carolina. Mr. Sylvester will oversee day-to-day operations at the recently opened plant, which significantly expands LLFlex’s output capacity and includes equipment supporting its two main business segments, Packaging and Industrial Laminates.
Prior to joining LL Flex, Mr. Sylvester held several upwardly mobile positions during an 18-year tenure with Mannington Wood and Laminate Floors, starting as a Quality Manager and eventually serving as Plant Manager starting in 2014. He is certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt and Manager of Quality & Organizational Excellence by the American Society for Quality.
LLFlex’s North Carolina plant houses high-speed, premium-efficiency equipment for custom laminating, coating, embossing, and slitting to address growing product demand. The facility utilizes state-of-the-art automated slitting and packaging robotics to provide short lead times and customized solutions.
For the company’s Packaging segment, which includes solutions for the tobacco, consumer and healthcare markets, new laminators with solvent coating stations and new slitting assets provide additional annual capacity of more than 40 million lbs of product. These assets supplement – and provide supply chain risk mitigation for – LLFlex’s existing Louisville facility by manufacturing innerfoil and printed innerframe for tobacco packaging, laminated folding carton stock, label and base stock for lotto/gaming, laminated convolute canister stock and many other unique products for various packaging applications.
For the Industrial Laminates segment, which caters to the wire & cable, building & construction and other industrial markets, a new laminator with multiple coating stations and dedicated slitter are complemented by an advanced steel, copper and aluminum cable wrap production cell which adds upwards of 43 million lbs of combined slitting and laminated capacity annually for these industrial markets.
“Shawn’s quality assurance and management expertise will assure consistently excellent manufacturing standards as production at the North Carolina facility continues to ramp up,” said Victor Dixon, CEO of LLFlex. “With the spacious new facility providing LLFlex ample elbow room for production growth as well as a regional warehouse, distribution and logistics center, Shawn’s leadership will be instrumental to adding products and services while ensuring premium product quality.”
A previous US Army Captain, Mr. Sylvester earned a Bachelor’s in Chemistry from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis and a Master’s in Business Administration from Elon University in North Carolina. He resides in High Point, NC with his wife, Karen and 2 children, Logan and Sierra.
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