Raynor, a manufacturer of commercial and residential garage doors and operators, hired two staff members, David Cook as director of supply chain management, and Darren DeVriese as vice president of engineering.
Cook will be responsible for procurement, supplier alliance management, global component and assembly sourcing, asset and inventory management, and distribution and fulfillment strategies. He began his career with water, hygiene, and energy provider Ecolab Inc. as a senior buyer/planner, where he was promoted to senior materials manager. He then held a position as a global commodity manager for plumbing company Sloan Valve Co. He comes to Raynor from store display provider Southern Imperial Inc., where he was the materials manager.
“Raynor is very fortunate to have David join our team,” said CEO Ray Neisewander III. “We are excited to see his strategies and knowledge of supply chain management take effect.”
DeVries will be responsible for the product, process, manufacturing, and quality engineering. He began his career at engineering and financial products company Caterpillar Inc. in production supervision before becoming a manufacturing engineer. He then became a plant manager for tier-one suppliers to the automotive industry. He comes to Raynor from Amway, where he worked as a process manager for all of its plants nationwide.
“Raynor is very excited to have Darren join our team,” Neisewander said. “His extensive experience and knowledge of manufacturing processes will be pivotal in taking Raynor to new heights.”
Dixon, Ill.-based Raynor has been a family-owned manufacturer of garage doors since 1945. The company manufactures commercial sectional, rolling, and fire doors and operators, as well as residential garage doors and openers.