Productive Companies announces that Evan Gilham has been appointed Chief Operating Officer as of January 1, 2015. Gilham brings a strong background in engineering, IT, procurement, lean manufacturing and financial analysis along with experience with the three businesses of Productive Companies: Productive Plastics and Productive Industrial Finishing.
Mt. Laurel, NJ, February 9, 2015 – Productive Companies announces the appointment of Evan James Gilham as Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective January 1, 2015. Productive Companies includes Productive Plastics, Inc. and Productive Industrial Finishing, Inc.
“Evan brings strong leadership skills with over 7 years in custom thermoforming and electronic user interface technology. His diverse background in IT, Procurement, Engineering/Design, Lean Disciplines, and Financial Analysis will take our company to the next level” said Hal Gilham, CEO. “As a third generation entrepreneur, Evan will continue our focus on world class manufacturing processes, safety, and quality to exceed our valued customers’ requirements in achieving our vision of being the solution provider of choice in the thermoforming industry.”
Evan Gilham is a graduate of Lehigh University majoring in finance. His leadership skills in the Lehigh Football Program provided an excellent foundation for his success in the manufacturing field. During his tenure with Productive Companies, Evan has developed strong skills in process improvement, contract negotiations, and sales training as demonstrated with customers in electronics, bus and rail transportation, aerospace, kiosks, and other OEM markets.
“Productive Companies is highly regarded for our expertise in product development, design/engineering, and manufacturing excellence”, said Evan J. Gilham. “2015 represents a pivotal point. We have set the foundation in efficiency, process control, and a strong management team to continue Productive Companies as a legacy manufacturing facility. Our goals moving forward include strong core values, advances in process technology, lean disciplines, and unprecedented financial success.”
About Productive Companies
Over its 60 years, Productive Companies has developed its business reputation built on a foundation of strong integrity and core values. Productive Companies includes Productive Plastics, a leader in custom thermoforming and electronic enclosures and Productive Industrial Finishing. With about 70 employees and 3 facilities, Productive Companies is committed to excellence.