YKK AP America has announced Ramsey Fadel as vice president of manufacturing of recently acquired subsidiary, Erie Architectural Products Group (Erie AP). Fadel is now responsible for overseeing Erie AP’s project-driven manufacturing strategy and operations. His vision is to bring the highest level of safety, quality and efficiency to provide customers with world-class service.
“We’re proud to welcome Ramsey to the YKK AP team in this critical role leading Erie AP’s project-driven manufacturing strategy and operations,” says Oliver Stepe, president, YKK AP America Inc. “One of our goals in joining forces with Erie AP is to further develop our ability to engineer and manufacture unitized products for complex, large-scale projects. The skills Ramsey has developed throughout his career – including his proven success in implementing process and efficiency improvements – will further strengthen our next-generation manufacturing practices needed to take our project business to the next level. Ramsey is an exciting and important addition to our team.”
Fadel comes to YKK AP with more than 25 years of leadership experience within the manufacturing industry, ranging from quality assurance to operations to plant management. He recently led and managed all plant operations, maintenance, staff functions, and resources for Hydro Extrusion Canada. In his new position, he will oversee the Erie AP manufacturing team, ensuring it has the right tools and training. In addition to his focus on employee safety and relationship building, Fadel’s commitment to strategically reviewing and improving manufacturing processes and workflows will further enhance its project business and drive success for customers.
“YKK AP is well-known for its commitment to quality and maintaining the highest standards in manufacturing,” says Fadel. “I am proud to contribute my experience and expertise to better serve its project-driven operations, with a focus on safety and improved efficiency to benefit both employees and customers.”