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Western Shield Label hires new operations chief

December 14, 2010

The new director of operations has a background in Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma.

Western Shield Label Company, Rancho Dominguez, CA, USA, has hired Kirk Miltimore to be the company’s first director of operations.

Miltimore comes from a variety of manufacturing industries, including aerospace and automotive, and has a background in operations with an emphasis on Lean and Six Sigma techniques. In his new role, he will develop and implement a metrics‐based focus with the production team. His goal is to enable Western Shield to make continuous improvements in waste reduction and begin the implementation of Lean processes.

“I am very excited about this decision,” says Thomas Moyer, president of Western Shield. “Kirk brings some exciting new skills to Western Shield. His background in Lean manufacturing and Six Sigma will enable Western Shield to increase efficiency and cut costs while maintaining our industry‐beating lead times and excellent quality.”

Miltimore holds a BS in Business Management from the University of Washington and is certified in Six Sigma from the University of Texas. He has held positions as regional director of operations for diverse companies such as B/E Aerospace, Flowserve, Black & Decker, Boeing, and GM.

Since 1970, Western Shield Label Company has been providing custom printed labels and packaging for manufacturers, distributors and brokers in Southern California and throughout the United States, Mexico & Canada.