CIE Manufacturing focuses on production excellence

From the July 2020 issue.

Intermodal chassis specialist, CIE Manufacturing (CIEM), has announced two major appointments as part of its continued expansion into North American production.

Eugene Slusiewicz has been hired for the position of Strategic Sourcing Manager. Slusiewicz has over 30 years of demonstrated leadership experience in international supply chain management, project and program management and operational efficiency systems within the automotive manufacturing industry. 

Slusiewicz joins CIEM most recently from Karma Automotive LLC where he was Senior Purchasing Manager developing and managing sourcing strategies for ultra-luxury hybrid EV cars of the future.

"His impressive history of vision, innovation and team-building strategies will be invaluable to his new duties of the management, administration and supervision of CIE Manufacturing’s newly redesigned supply chain programs," CIEM said in a statement.

Doyle Wortham III has been appointed the position of Manufacturing Engineering Manager. Wortham has over 30 years of experience in systems administration, precision manufacturing, design engineering, production design, and product development. He joins CIEM most recently from Amsted Seals and Forming where he was Senior Design Engineer in charge of design, design break down, structural analysis testing and reverse engineering of integrated systems for rail and automotive.

"His extensive knowledge of best engineering procedures and practices and commitment to excellent product quality, design and performance will ensure the success of CIEM’s new production processes," said CIEM.

CIEM President and CEO, Frank Sonzala, said the business is fortunate to add Slusiewicz and Wortham to the team.

"They bring over 60 years of engineering expertise and each have amazing manufacturing accomplishments," he said.

"In fact, on July 1, 2020, they both participated in their first 'Six to Sixty' company-wide growth initiative meeting and then joined in a two-hour Engineering Systems Overview & Production Flow conference.

"I was amazed at what powers they both bring to the table. This is a very exciting time for CIE Manufacturing and the fact that we are hiring, investing in America and making great choices in exceptional personnel gives us reason to celebrate the beginning of the 3rd Quarter 2020. Doyle and Gene will contribute to our advancement of quality, delivery, technical support and overall manufacturing efficiency."

Last month, the OEM expanded its dealer network.

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