DAC Products Changes Organizational Structure

March 30, 2011
People

Following up on changes in its operations last year, DAC Products is reorganizing its management structure to gain operational efficiencies.

Several employees are assuming more management responsibilities, including Bonnie Edwards, who is becoming plant manager, and Squire Irwin, who is being promoted from plant manager to operations manager. Cathy Lynch is assuming expanded responsibilities as the current human resources and accounting manager, as is Chris Hodges in the position of business development manager.

“As our business continues to grow, we recognize the importance of leveraging the talent and collective knowledge of our existing employees by giving them the opportunity to be involved in the management of our company,” explains Tony Smith, DAC president. “Today’s unusual business climate demands that organizations run a tight ship, and we are confident that these four individuals, who have been instrumental in making DAC Products so successful, will help us streamline processes and create efficiencies, which will in turn enable us to react more quickly and be even more responsive to customer needs.”

Last year, the company consolidated operations into its Rural Hall, N.C., facility, with plans to invest about $2 million over the next five years in automation and technology designed to yield savings on operating expenses and electricity, and reduce the company's environmental impact. DAC has already invested $500,000 in infrastructure and equipment, including leasing a 100,000-square-foot warehouse in Rural Hall.

“The management changes we are making are consistent with our longer-term strategy to become a lean, well-functioning and efficient enterprise as we plan for our future growth,” Smith notes.