September 13, 2005
LINPAC Materials Handling, Georgetown, Ky., has promoted Stuart Hayden to plant manager of the Georgetown manufacturing facility and Brigitte Mader to marketing specialist focusing on the automotive industry.
Hayden's responsibilities include planning and managing staffing and production needs and enforcing safety and quality standards throughout the facility. He also will spearhead the company's lean manufacturing initiatives, emphasizing continuous improvement metrics and benchmarking production and performance. Previously Hayden was plant manager at the company's Bardstown, Ky., facility.
Before joining the company, Hayden worked as a production manager for NIBCO Inc. in Charlestown, Ind. He has a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Kentucky.
Mader previously served as an account representative with a focus on the beverage industry. Her new responsibilities include working with the company's automotive industry sales, solutions, and development teams to create targeted marketing strategies and promotional materials. Within the marketing team, Mader also manages corporate strategic positioning activities, including competitive analysis, overall domestic and international market evaluation, and technical marketing information.
Before joining the company in 2004, Mader provided consulting services for the Small Business Institute (SBI), working for Commonwealth Industries in Louisville. Before that she was a supply chain manager for Hawera Probst GmbH, a subsidiary of the Robert Bosch Corp.'s power tool division in Ravensburg, Germany.
Mader recently completed an M.B.A. program at the University of Louisville. She has a B.A. degree in marketing and finance from the University of Cooperative Education in Ravensburg, Germany.