Tubelite Adds Judy Bland as Vice President of Operations

Judy Bland joins Tubelite as vice president of operations.

Judy Bland joins Tubelite as vice president of operations.

Tubelite Inc. has added Judy Bland as vice president of operations in Walker, Mich. She will report to Steve Green, general manager, and her primary focus will be on safety, customer satisfaction, fiscal goal attainment and continual progression of the Lean journey at Tubelite.

Bland served as the vice president of operations at Cascade Engineering in Grand Rapids, Mich. In that position, she conducted various initiatives that included improved productivity resulting in a 50 percent increased capacity, generated annual savings by consolidating eight warehouses, implemented Lean/Six Sigma certification processes, and facilitated several team-building events.

Prior to her five years at Cascade Engineering, Bland held the position of vice president of operations at Leatherman Tool Group, a multi-purpose tool manufacturer; Crane Corp., a recreational vehicle, truck and construction product manufacturer; and Dover Corp., a worldwide manufacturer of industrial compressors and fluid handling systems. Bland’s employment before that included executive vice president of the Micropump division and vice president of operations of the Viking Pump division at IDEX Corp.; and director of operations and operational excellence director at Parker Hannifin.

Bland earned both her bachelor’s degree and M.B.A from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Mich. She continued her professional development becoming a Certified Total Quality Management (TQM) Facilitator, Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt.

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