Having worked in both the public and private sectors, Michael Claxton is the former Vice President of Operations at Rohrer Corporation, a market leader in high-visibility retail consumer packaging. Prior to Rohrer, Michael held positions as Director of Operations and Director of Quality, Safety, Environmental, and Continuous Improvement at A. Schulman Inc., a leading international supplier of high-performance plastic compounds and resins.
Michael has over 30 years of experience in manufacturing operations across a wide range of industries throughout North America, including automotive, OTC drugs, health and beauty aids, dairy products and packaging—including print, paper, plastic and glass.
Excellent project management and communication skills allow him to expertly lead critical business projects such as ERP integration, business acquisitions, plant installations/consolidations, capital equipment investments and operational turnarounds.
His background includes management of manufacturing, customer service, supply chain, technical, laboratory testing, quality, safety, environmental and human resources. These skills help balance out a well-rounded approach to managing all operational activities to align boardroom strategy with shop floor execution.
Michael’s Black Belt Certification in Lean Six Sigma has allowed him to incorporate Lean Methodology as a natural way of operating both professionally and personally as a Lean Practitioner.