Starrett Appoints Director of Operations and Continuous Improvement

The L.S. Starrett Company, Athol, Massachusetts, a global manufacturer of precision measuring tools and gages, metrology systems and more, recently appointed Matthew Wells as director of operations and continuous improvement. In this role, Wells is responsible for production, planning, production control and purchasing, inventory management, warehouse and shipping, quality, manufacturing engineering, facility, EHS, maintenance and continuous improvement. Wells reports directly to Emerson Leme, vice president of Starrett Industrial Products, North America.

“We are pleased to have Wells join the Starrett team,” said Leme. “He brings to Starrett a broad range of manufacturing and production expertise that will be vital for the company’s operations.”

Wells, a western Massachusetts native, has over 25 years of manufacturing experience in the US and Canada, including extensive experience with Toyota Production Systems, lean manufacturing and Six Sigma during his tenure at a Toyota motor manufacturing company and The Schaeffler Bearing Group, among other manufacturing enterprises. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a Master of Business Administration, both obtained at Western New England University.

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