SAGINAW, Mich. — Duro-Last Inc. has announced the promotion of three employees on the company’s leadership team.
Mike Tracey now serves as vice president of operations, Thomas Jenkins is now vice president of manufacturing, and Mitch Gilbert has accepted the position of director of continuous improvement.
Mike Tracey joined Duro-Last in April 2017 as the director of continuous improvement, overseeing the continuous improvement of existing products and services, new product research and the overall customer experience. In his new role, Tracey will oversee all facets of manufacturing operations and logistics, as well as the quality control, research and development, and quality assurance departments.
Thomas Jenkins has been a member of the Duro-Last team since 2012. Over the years, Jenkins has served as a senior plant manager, manufacturing manager, and most recently as the director of manufacturing services.
As the vice president of manufacturing, Jenkins will continue to be responsible for the daily manufacturing operations related to Duro-Last, and will assume the manufacturing operations for Duro-Last’s EXCEPTIONAL brand metals division.
Mitch Gilbert has been with Duro-Last for 21 years, serving in multiple roles including mechanical engineer, manufacturing engineering manager, director of manufacturing services, and director of quality control and research and development.
As the new director of continuous improvement, Gilbert will continue to oversee the daily operations of the quality control and research and development departments, and will be taking on the responsibility of continuous improvement initiatives across the customer experience spectrum.
“Duro-Last is fully committed to enhancing the customer experience from start to finish and ‘Wowing our customers all ways, always’,” said CEO Tom Saeli. “These recent promotions are a testament to our continued evolution and the dedicated leadership within the organization.”
Duro-Last is headquartered in Saginaw, Mich. with additional manufacturing facilities in Grants Pass, Ore.; Jackson, Miss.; Sigourney, Iowa; Carrollton, Texas; and Ludlow, Mass.