Garner Industries of Lincoln, Nebraska, which specializes in plastic injection molding, has announced that Randy Feese has been promoted to the position of vice president of operations. This promotion is in recognition of Feese’s contributions since assuming the position of plant manager for Garner in October of 2018.
Under Feese’s guidance, Garner has continued to make operational improvements that have increased plant efficiency. Despite supply chain challenges and demands on the company to supply products to essential industries over the past year, Feese was able to lead efforts that improved plant-wide on-time delivery, optimized production processes and reduced cycle times in the molding operation.
Wire EDM capabilities were upgraded under Feese’s supervision with the 2020 addition of a new Charmilles CNC wire EDM machine with fully submerged five-axis machining for customers needing precision-cut custom metal parts. Mold tooling services have been expanded to accommodate the advanced tooling needs of new customers with offshore tooling managed by a Garner employee in Asia.
Even before joining Garner in 2016, Feese had extensive experience directing complex plastics manufacturing operations and managing quality-certified operations. Prior to working for Garner, Feese spent 15 years as plant manager for Opus Medication Systems in Omaha, Nebraska. His professional experience also includes six years at the global corporation Accuma, as plant manager of their Beatrice, Nebraska, operation.
Feese joined Garner in March 2016 as project engineer to manage the design and installation of a large and complex injection molding work cell that incorporated three 500-ton presses, an automated gasketing operation, extensive use of robotics, the installation of three resin silos and a pneumatic conveying system. Then in 2017, Feese was charged with supervising Garner’s 40,000-sq.-ft. facility expansion and the relocation of the work cell he completed the previous year.
Feese remains responsible for all Garner’s plant manufacturing operations, including plastics molding, CNC, tooling, maintenance, safety, facilities, jobshop customer service and supply chain management. Additionally, he oversees the manufacturing operation of the global BinMaster level sensor product line.
For more information, visit www.garnerindustries.com.