Cefla North America announced that the company has expanded its finishing laboratory team as it onboards lab manager Jude Zimmermann.
“A dedicated production manager, Jude has 20+ years of experience in manufacturing and operations. He is a decisive leader with complex problem solving and team leadership skills. With a background that has heavily involved printing, wood and metal boutique finishing, metal fabrication, and CNC, Jude is an ideal fit for the role and will offer a new lens with which the department can organize and be structured for success,” says the company.
Zimmermann hails from the greater Milwaukee, Wisconsin area and has recently relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina to oversee laboratory operations. With his team, Zimmermann will facilitate daily testing either on behalf of Cefla customers, via virtual testing, or alongside them to conduct testing that achieves the customer’s finish objectives. Within the finishing laboratory, Zimmermann will also be involved in planning, budgeting, and coordinate with the company’s service division on new machine builds.