Roseburg has appointed Chris Metcalf as Director of Reliability, effective July 22, 2019, company announced. In this newly created role, Chris will oversee the analysis of reliability and maintenance practices and needs across the company and implement solutions to create a high-performance manufacturing culture."As Director of Reliability, Chris will build a small team of company resources dedicated to helping our plants define and implement best practices for asset management and reliability," Senior Vice President of Operations Jake Elston said. "Equally important, Chris will also work with our operational units to help determine what local resources are needed to drive improvement in our business."For the past 15 years, Metcalf has lead improvements in maintenance and reliability for several major manufacturing organizations, building and leveraging large-scale ERP CMMS/EAM and business intelligence systems. He has worked in the engineering, operations and centers of excellence departments at organizations including Anheuser-Busch, Sara Lee, DuPont Pioneer, Titan America, and Enviva. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Iowa.
"Making this commitment is an exciting step for the company," Elston said. "Running reliable operations benefits every stakeholder in our organization and Chris brings a great deal of experience and acumen in driving these improvement processes in manufacturing organizations. We are very pleased to have him join our team."
Photo: Chris Metcalf. Roseburg