Seattle, WA (November 25, 2009)–Symetrix has hired Eric Dies as vice president of manufacturing.
Dies is APICS-certified in production and inventory management and comes to Symetrix after overseeing the strategic planning, process improvement and daily tactical management of the manufacturing and service operations for the Autochem business unit of Mettler Toledo Autochem.
“Eric is a devoted adherent and practitioner of the ‘lean manufacturing’ production practice, which seeks to eliminate any aspect of the production process that fails to add value to the product,” said Julie Ogden, chief operating officer, Symetrix. “He has been working for 20 years in light assembly and electronics, and comes to us with a keen strategic vision and a wealth of practical skills.”
“With my background in lean enterprise philosophies, project management, circuit board assembly, electrical assembly and mechanical assembly, Symetrix is an excellent fit,” commented Dies. “I am excited to apply everything that I know to the Symetrix manufacturing process. Personally, it will be a very engaging challenge to make improvements to a system that is already quite good.”