United Gilsonite Laboratories, Scranton, PA manufacturers of paint specialty products under the DRYLOK®, ZAR® and UGL® brands announced the recent hiring of David M. Jolie as Vice President of Manufacturing and Operations. Jolie will oversee UGL’s four production facilities in Scranton, PA; Jacksonville, IL; Dayton, Nevada and Jackson, MS.
“To have someone of Dave’s experience come on board to streamline our production processes will enable UGL to better execute our strategic growth plan,” said Jim Tates, UGL’s CEO.
Jolie an industrial engineer with an MBA has over 18 years in manufacturing most recent in the building products segment where he served as Director of Operations for CPG International, Scranton, PA. Mr. Jolie has expertise in Lean manufacturing, automation, global sourcing, and profit and loss management.
“UGL attracted me because of their over 85 years of providing high quality products for the home and building improvement industry,” said Jolie. “I am honored to be a part of their great team that continues to drive profitable growth and raise the bar on customer satisfaction. In the months ahead, we will not only be focused on operational advancements but also pushing the envelope on product innovation.”