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OSP adds continuous improvement manager

Friday, September 25, 2015

Omaha Standard PALFINGER (OSP) is very pleased to announce the return of Rich Gourley to the role of Continuous Improvement Manager, effective August 31, 2015. From March 2013 - May 2015, Rich made significant contributions through the implementation of PALFINGER Production Systems (PPS) and led several key Kaizen events as the Continuous Improvement Manager. Additionally, he largely supported the growth of OSP's intern program, while jointly supporting their personal growth and development. Moving forward, Rich will report to OSP's Plant Manager, Dustin Erdmann.

"It is very exciting to have Rich return to OSP, as I am well aware of his previous contributions and ability to work well within the various departments," said Erdmann. "Equally important is the high level of respect that I hold for Rich from our previous working relationship that was established outside of OSP."

Jason Holt, OSP's VP of Operations, comments, "Recent hires of key operations personnel, like Rich, are being put into place to drive significant operational improvements in cost, quality and delivery. With Rich returning to our team, I am confident that his experience and operational expertise will prove to be valuable for both OSP and our customers."

Located at the Omaha Standard PALFINGER facility in Council Bluffs, IA., Rich brings a consistently strong background in building a lean culture. Primarily, his role involves organizing and designing all lean activities that will impact business initiatives in the Council Bluffs, IA manufacturing facility.

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