Tubelite Inc. welcomes Judy Bland as its vice president of operations in Walker, Michigan. She will report directly to Steve Green, general manager, and her primary focus will be on safety, customer satisfaction, fiscal goal attainment and continual progression of Tubelite’s Lean journey.
Bland most recently served as the vice president of operations at Cascade Engineering in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In that position, she conducted various initiatives that included improved productivity resulting in a 50 percent increased capacity, generated significant annual savings by consolidating eight warehouses, implemented Lean/Six Sigma certification processes, and facilitated several high-performance team-building events.
Prior to her five years at Cascade Engineering, Bland held the position of vice president of operations at Leatherman Tool Group, a high-end multi-purpose tool manufacturer; Crane Corporation, a recreational vehicle, truck and construction product manufacturer; and Dover Corporation, a worldwide manufacturer of industrial compressors and fluid handling systems. Bland’s employment before that included executive vice president of the Micropump division and vice president of operations of the Viking Pump division at IDEX Corporation; and director of operations and operational excellence director at Parker Hannifin.
Bland earned both her bachelor’s degree and M.B.A from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. She continued her professional development becoming a Certified Total Quality Management (TQM) Facilitator, Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt.
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About Tubelite Inc.
For more than 70 years, glazing contractors have counted on Tubelite’s dependable service, fabrication and distribution of architectural aluminum products. Part of Apogee Enterprises, Inc., the company is an industry leader in eco-efficient storefront, curtainwall and entrance systems, and recognized for its fast, reliable and consistent delivery.
Tubelite’s corporate office, fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations are located in Walker, Michigan. Its Dallas location provides additional fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations. Its facility in Reed City, Michigan, houses the company’s aluminum extrusion operation. The company also has offices in Rock Hill, South Carolina, and Warwick, Rhode Island.
Tubelite and its staff are members of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), the National Glass Association/Glass Association of North America (NGA/GANA), the Society of Military Engineers (SAME) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).