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Harper promotes Kluttz to VP of manufacturing

February 11, 2011

The grandson of the company’s founders has worked for Harper for 20 years.

Harper Corporation of America, Charlotte, NC, USA, has promoted Plant Manager Ronald “Lee” Harper Kluttz to vice president of manufacturing operations. Kluttz, grandson of company founders Ron and Katherine Harper and son of current Harper President Margie Kluttz, has worked at Harper for 20 of the company’s 40 years of existence.

In his new position, Kluttz oversees the manufacturing and production of all Harper anilox rolls at the company’s US facilities in Charlotte and Green Bay, WI. Kluttz also audits the firm’s licensed affiliates – Harper Asia Pacific in Thailand and Harper Graphics in Germany – to ensure global product consistency.

Kluttz joined Harper in 1991, helping in Katherine Harper’s Cleaner Hands division. He has served in various manufacturing departments: as a blast operator, on the Harper GraphicsSolutions team, as plant supervisor, manager of customer service, and plant manager.

As a member of Harper’s management leadership team, Kluttz serves on the board of directors.