Jessup Manufacturing Company announced today that Kiran M. Gandhi has been appointed to the newly created position of senior vice president operations.
In his new role at Jessup, Gandhi will be responsible for all manufacturing process, product engineering, quality control, research and development, and related functions
at Jessup’s McHenry and Lake Bluff facilities. Jessup is North America’s leading manufacturer of non-slip and photoluminescent technology.
“Kiran’s role is extremely important as Jessup continues to grow, explore new technologies and improve production efficiencies to serve our customers,” said Rob Jessup, president. “I am confident that his skills will enable him to help us achieve our vision of Operational Excellence.”
Gandhi, who will join the company on July 16, has more than 20 years of experience in operations management, strategic planning and business development as a consultant and corporate executive. Gandhi managed his own consulting practice before joining Jessup, and prior to that was a management consultant with Blackman Kallick Bartelstein, LLP. Earlier in his career he held a variety of executive positions, including chief operating officer, with plastics manufacturing and retail display fixtures companies.
“I am eager to become part of the leadership team at Jessup and help drive the changes needed to double the company’s size over the next five years,” said Gandhi. “It is an exciting opportunity with a company that combines the best qualities of a family-owned business and innovative manufacturing processes.”
Gandhi earned a masters of science degree in Industrial Engineering with a minor in Management Information Systems from Lehigh University following completion of his undergraduate education at Shivaji University in India.