Northwire appoints Mark Johnson as VP of operations

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Northwire Technical Cable has appointed Mark Johnson as the company's vice president of operations. Johnson brings to Northwire 19 years of professional manufacturing experience in quality assurance, process improvement and supply management.

Johnson's position at Northwire was created in response to growth and customer demand for innovative cabling solutions. Johnson will be responsible for manufacturing, quality, Six Sigma and Lean at Northwire facilities in Osceola, Wis. and Santa Teresa, N.M.

'Mark will focus on continuing to improve Northwire's world-class manufacturing and quality systems and assist in expansion of our operations in new geographic regions,' said Michael Conger, president, Northwire. 'We're very pleased Mark has joined Northwire, and his expertise in quality and continuous improvement are invaluable. These areas help Northwire and our professionals add value for our customers, innovate better solutions, increase our product offerings and expedite time to market.'

Johnson has held senior management positions with several OEMs. Most recently, he was Lean Sigma Champion, Global Operations for an electronic manufacturing services company. Prior to that, Johnson's functions included director of operational excellence, director of manufacturing operations and director of cost management, Lean and Six Sigma. He also served in the United States Department of Energy for the United States Navy as a nuclear master machinist, quality control supervisor and quality assurance inspector.

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