Doylestown, PA (PressExposure) January 13, 2010 -- "We've always believed in the importance of leadership to expand our competitive edge in our industry", says CEO of LEM Products Inc., Maureen O'Connor. "We are excited to add Tom Armstrong to our management team. Tom will oversee the expansion of our manufacturing capabilities and our commitment to Continuous Improvement. Tom's knowledge and experience with process improvement, team development and best business practices will support LEM Products Inc. objectives for the future."
Tom Armstrong decided to join LEM Products after achieving substantial cost reduction goals at the Philadelphia Inquirer. "The competitive edge is critical and the leadership at LEM understands that. It is imperative that upper management be committed to investing in people and equipment. This Company is solidly in the corner of expansion and growth, that is what interested me".
Tom Armstrong has extensive experience as a transportation and distribution manager at the Philadelphia Inquirer. His role as Production Manager was to ensure that all production aspects of the daily and Sunday editions were coordinated seamlessly from press to distribution. Mr. Armstrong managed all aspects of DOT and ABC compliance and utilized LEAN manufacturing practices to achieve goals of on time delivery of over 1 million newspapers and printed commercial products daily. His leadership responsibilities included interfacing with 29 warehouses and dozens of regional managers.
Most recently Tom was employed at Merck and Co where he was he achieved his objective of exceeding production goals for the vaccine packaging department. He also took the lead role representing the department on the corporate-wide safety committee as well as participated in various panel groups.
Tom is a cyclist who has raced both nationally and abroad. He was a member of the Olympic long team in 1988 and believes that competitive cycling has helped shaped both his personal and professional life.
ABOUT LEM PRODUCTS INC. LEM Products Inc. is an industry leader in the manufacture of identification products that protect people by identifying potential hazards, provide instructional and facility/site safety information. Precision manufacturing, a dedication to customer satisfaction and a commitment to achieving corporate targets for growth and social investment set LEM apart in the industry. LEM Products Inc. is a WBENC certified company with the reputation as a leading safety identification supplier in North America and beyond. LEM Products Inc. is certified by the California Public Utilities Commission and the Pennsylvania Department of General Services. Business placed with LEM Products Inc. qualifies for Federal and State Diversity Spend initiatives. For over 43 years LEM Products Inc. has been providing wire marking, pipe marking, safety signage, lockout tags and other products to utilities, corporations, and manufacturers to mark facilities and products for OSHA/ANSI compliance and safety. Maureen O'Connor, CEO, has received numerous awards for her leadership, her commitment to diversity in the workplace and community involvement. Maureen is an advocate for the education of Autistic children and the Comprehensive Learning Center in Southampton, Bucks County, PA.