BLG Logistics Hires Senior Director of Quality Operations

Brookestone Associates congratulates Mr. Jason Kennedy of Birmingham, Alabama as Senior Director of Quality Operations, US based in Vance, AL supporting Mercedes-Benz, US, Inc. His passion is building leaders combined with constantly evolving strategy to take companies beyond their expectations. “I focus on those two aspects through effective operations and utilizing efficient processes, constantly improving, cost effective balanced with well researched financial decisions. I truly believe that good ideas are not outside the box; they are in the box, you just have to know where to find them,” according to Jason. He will lead all quality operations in the Automotive sector to ensure sequencing, line feeding, spare parts inventory, module assemblies, container management and associated automotive logistics services meet and exceed client standards and expectations.

Jason received his BA in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Memphis and his MBA from the University of Alabama. He recently completed his studies at Harvard Business School in Corporate Finance.

BLG LOGISTICS GROUP is a seaport-oriented logistics service provider, specializing in automobile, contract and container logistics with its subsidiaries and holdings. The BLG LOGISTICS GROUP is active with, in some cases very complex, logistics services for its clients from industry and trade in with over 40 locations in Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia. Its services range from sea goods handling and warehousing to full supply chain management with integrated value-added services.

AGC Automotive Adds Supply Chain Professionals

Congratulations to Mr. Tochi Agomo and Mr. Edwin Chong. Both will join AGC Automotive Americas as Supply Chain Assistant Manager and Supply Chain Coordinator for the premier Tier I organization. Mr. Agomo will oversee all daily operational activities on the supply chain side of the business, developing and executing strategies, managing and developing the supply chain team, working with key automotive OEMs,  and coordinating cross-functionally throughout the organization.

With an extensive background in logistics, distribution and supply chain, Tochi has held operational leadership positions at ATS Operating, Mapco Express and Luxottica.

Mr. Chong joins AGC Automotive after having a successful operational career with over five years of progressive experience with US Steel in Birmingham in distribution, logistics and purchasing. Prior to his US Steel roles, he had a successful career as a Process Engineer for EPC Technology in Malaysia. Edwin will coordinate inbound and outbound logistics for the three manufacturing facilities on the 5-acre campus of AGC Automotive.

AGC Automotive Americas is a global cooperation with Asahi Glass Co., Ltd., is one of the core Mitsubishi companies. AGC focuses on five business areas—automotive glass, flat glass, display, chemicals, and electronics & energy taking pride in its world-class core technologies with glass, fluorine chemistry, and other key areas. The automotive glass division of AGC Group, produces and sells automotive glass for new vehicles and aftermarket replacement glass, and has top global market share with the new vehicle market.

 

 

KACO New Energy Adds Joe Behl as Engineer

Congratulations to Mr. Joe Behl as he joins KACO New Energy, North America as Quality Engineer for the leader of PV system solutions in the photovoltaic inverter and power electronics industries. With over 18 years in automotive manufacturing for Tier 1 & Tier 2 suppliers to leading OEMs, such as Mercedes, General Motors, Chrysler, Ford, Nissan, and Honda, Joe brings a wealth of expertise and insight into Customer Quality & Supplier Quality performance.

Joe began his career with Federal-Mogul and quickly grew into Program Manager and Quality Engineer roles for Lear Corporation, Quality Engineer Manager for FCI in US and Mexico, Supplier Quality Auditor for Kalmar and most recently FCP Engineer and TS Auditor roles for Faurecia and AGC Automotive.

Joe will be responsible for overall supervision and control of day to day operations of the engineering quality department.  His duties include providing supervision and direction to the engineering team, advanced engineering support to Operations, Quality, Service and customers, training of new engineers, development of secondary roles within the department.

KACO new energy is a manufacturer of power converters, in particular, inverters and monitoring equipment for photovoltaic systems and power supplies for rail vehicles and industry. The company, based in Necksarulm, Baden-Württemberg, one of the pioneers of transformerless inverter technology, which has evolved due to their high efficiency as standard celebrated their 100 year anniversary in 2014.

Tracy Smith Joins Tier I Supplier as Controller

Congratulations to Ms. Tracy Smith as Controller for AGC Automotive Americas, the global Tier I automotive glass and glazing company. Tracy brings broad and deep experience in finance and accounting as Controller for Gulf Paper and Grede Foundries most recently prior to joining AGC Automotive. She will be unit’s key finance leader for the Alabama added value operation with oversight and execution of budgeting, forecasting and her staff will execute daily accounting principles.

AGC Automotive Americas is a global cooperation with Asahi Glass Co., Ltd., is one of the core Mitsubishi companies. AGC focuses on five business areas—automotive glass, flat glass, display, chemicals, and electronics & energy taking pride in its world-class core technologies with glass, fluorine chemistry, and other key areas. The automotive glass division of AGC Group, produces and sells automotive glass for new vehicles and aftermarket replacement glass, and has top global market share with the new vehicle market.

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