By: E&P Staff
Web offset press manufacturer Tensor Group Inc. of Woodridge, Ill., added 11 employees in the front office and plant. Tensor President Don Gustafson attributed the need for more staff to market share expansion resulting from a doubling of sales and production volume.
Pointing to continuing “strong order activity” since mid-2003, he said, “We have booked a number of very large orders for this year’s production and we expect the positive trend to continue well into 2005.”
Plant Manager Mike McClish is responsible for all production capabilities, including planning, expansion of assembly capacities, and development of supplier partnerships. He joined Tensor from Goss, where his more than 30 years of experience included research and development, engineering, manufacturing and project management. McClish led the Goss team in the design and production implementation of the Community, C500 and C450 presses.
Raymond Godbout is Tensor’s controller. Proprietor of a public accounting services business, he also was controller for a construction industry firm for seven years.
Facilitating the flow of work orders, Project Engineer Carl Norbut spent 29 years at Goss, most recently as senior engineer. Norbut also was a consulting engineer for the Quebecor project with OEM Graphics Services, and the Jerusalem Post and Penny Saver projects with Integrated Logistics Group.
Julie K. Lavoie holds the dual roles of IT manager and contract manager, planning and implementing IT functions, including systems upgrades, processing post-sales issues and coordinating export efforts. Her experience includes 16 years at IBM and four years in engineering consulting.
With eight years in marketing communications, Sales and Marketing Administrator Karin Jaskiewicz coordinates and produces collateral materials, trade show exhibits, press releases, advertising and sales contracts.
The assembly and production group now also includes precision craftsmen David Budz, Manuel Camargo, Ryszard Kogut, Nick Wurinaris and Bogdan Zaremba. Supporting the group is Shipping and Receiving Coordinator Joyce Feret.