FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GRAND RIVER RUBBER & PLASTICS ANNOUNCES ROBERT “BOBBY” NELSON AS LATHE CUT PRODUCTION MANAGER
Ashtabula, OH, August 10, 2020 – Grand River Rubber & Plastics, a 100 percent employee-owned lathe-cut gasket and vacuum cleaner flat belt manufacturer in Ashtabula, Ohio, announces Robert “Bobby” Nelson as its Lathe Cut Production Manager.
Throughout his 27 years at Grand River Rubber & Plastics, Mr. Nelson has touched nearly every department at the company. Mr. Nelson spent his first 20 years at Grand River Rubber & Plastics in Drum & Pail and Lathe Cut Gasket production. After 2 decades on the plant floor, Mr. Nelson transitioned to the Sales Department, where he has worked for the last 6 years.
“Bobby has been an asset to Grand River Rubber & Plastics, continually driving innovation and efficiency across every department he has worked in during his 27 years at Grand River Rubber & Plastics. His extensive knowledge of lathe-cut production, combined with his 6 years of sales experience gives him a unique skill set to drive production, quality, and value for our customers,” says Donald Chaplin, President, and CEO of Grand River Rubber & Plastics.
In his new role, Mr. Nelson will oversee the lathe cut department and work alongside COO Keith Wyatt to optimize plant efficiency and grow the company’s lathe cut gasket footprint both domestically and internationally.
“My time in the sales department provided me a greater appreciation for the parts we make, which are utilized in nearly every industry and application you can imagine. I am excited to use my knowledge to improve plant operations and provide our customers with high-quality custom lathe cut gaskets and unparalleled long-term value,” says Bobby Nelson. (Photo attached)
About Grand River Rubber & Plastics
Founded in 1976, Grand River employs 200 people in the specialized manufacturing of products such as washers, gaskets, and pipe support systems for niche applications, as well as vacuum cleaner flat drive belts. Grand River is fully employee-owned and operates in the rubber extrusion sector, establishing an enviable record for high-quality volume production at its facility, where some two million items are manufactured daily. For more information www.grandriverrubber.com