DENVER, N.C. — Leonard Automatics recently named Rafe Guill as its new plant manager.
Guill brings 22 years of industrial maintenance and engineering management along with 12 years of production management experience, including lean manufacturing and the incorporation of ISO manufacturing standards, to the Leonard team, says the company.
He is responsible for more than 400 process and quality improvement projects. Guill plans to empower and build his team by allowing each employee to use their own ingenuity to continue to make improvements in the Leonard plant, the company adds.
“You can train anyone how to do their job – just paint a picture of how it should look when it’s done and get out of the way and let them do their job,” says Guill.
Guill has three daughters, one son, three grandsons, and is an avid golfer, the company notes.
Leonard has a complete line of steam tunnel finishing equipment, a variety of pressing and tensioning equipment, and creates customized garment conveyors, says the company. It also manufactures multi-lane draping stackers as well as stainless steel cart-washing systems.