It is with great enthusiasm that we introduce our new Vice President of Manufacturing, Rick Lovorn, as he officially stepped into the role this week upon the retirement of John Williams.
Originally from South Carolina, Rick joined the Robbins family in 2021 and relocated to our facility in White Lake, Wisconsin to begin learning the inner workings of Robbins, and preparing to take over the role as Vice President of Manufacturing. Throughout his career, Rick has served in senior management positions and focused heavily on the implementation and improvement of LEAN manufacturing and automation. In his time at Robbins thus far, Rick has been working to present ways to improve the flow of the workplace, reduce waste, and encourage a workplace culture that focuses on the operation of the company as a whole, rather than each individual step in our process.
One of the key concepts that Rick has been working to integrate at Robbins is the idea of root-cause problem solving. He notes that in the year he has been here, there has already been a cultural shift in the way that team members view the Robbins process, and utilize critical thinking skills to develop new, innovative ways to make improvements and sustain the gains that have been made. Rick is optimistic about the future of Robbins and is looking forward to see the continuation of employees learning, growing, and challenging the status quo, as well as continuing to improve our cost and growing market share.
Rick states that his favorite aspects of working at Robbins are the comradery, positivity, and family atmosphere, the driving forces that make Robbins a great team to be part of. Congratulations, Rick! We are so lucky to have you on Team Robbins.