I am proud to serve as Vice President of ZAGO Manufacturing Company, a Newark-based, family-owned, global business that develops and produces high-tech, custom, clean sealing solutions and components for thousands of engineers and OEMs worldwide.
I joined ZAGO more than 11 years ago as Director of Marketing and General Manager before being appointed Vice President of Manufacturing Operations. In May 2019, I took the helm as Vice President, overseeing implementation of corporate strategy that is in alignment with our company mission and vision, development of functional roles, and operations, among other responsibilities. During my tenure at ZAGO, I have sharpened my skills in Management, Operations, Customer Service, Sales, Marketing, Strategic Planning, Business Development, LEAN & Continuous Improvement practices. With the blessing & support of management, I'm one of several employees to pursue continuous education opportunities; most notably, in 2017, I earned an Executive MBA in Finance at Rutgers Business School – Newark. In 2019, I earned a Green Belt Certification in Lean Six Sigma.
Along with my colleagues, I'm proud to play a role in the year-over-year growth & evolution of ZAGO. A significant part of our mission is in paying it forward both internally through training and development opportunities and externally through community service projects. In 2019, we launched ZAGO Sustainability 360, an initiative that promotes sustainable practices, STEM education and manufacturing as viable pathways for success. As a result of our community partnerships with schools, such as Newark Tech Vocational School, we received a 2019 Companies that Care Award from Commerce & Industry Association of New Jersey. And, ZAGO, along with team members from Rutgers Business School, won 2nd place in the Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation's Newark Project & Case Competition for our community project, Engaging the Next Generation in Manufacturing Careers.