Wildeck, a manufacturer of mezzanines, material lifts and safety guarding products, has appointed Michael R. Galezio to the position of quality assurance/safety manager for its North American operations. To support the company’s aggressive business growth, Galezio will report directly to the president and will be responsible for facility and personnel safety, and streamlining company procedures to reduce cycle times and improve workflow.
“We continue to expand our portfolio of material handling and safety products that can improve the efficiency, safety and profitability of distribution centers, warehouses and manufacturing operations.” says Keith G. Pignolet, president of Wildeck. “To more effectively coordinate our lean manufacturing initiatives and continue to manufacture high-quality products, I am extremely pleased to welcome Michael.”
Galezio brings more than 18 years of industry-related quality and lean experience to Wildeck from several manufacturing companies. Previous accomplishments as a quality and manufacturing engineer have included upgrading production routing formats and providing detailed work instructions for production personnel. He also managed, maintained and upgraded ISO 9000:1994 programs to stringent ISO 9001:2000 standards; and participated in, and led, lean manufacturing initiatives (Kaizen) to reduce and eliminate waste in multiple production cells. Galezio also streamlined First Piece Inspection Systems, reducing average inspection time by about 55 percent, and has led Value Stream work teams in coordinating lean and 5-S activities, resulting in a 50 percent scrap reduction for that company.