ANC Launches Reorganization

April 25, 2016

HOUSTON — American National Carbide (ANC), a 45-year old manufacturer of tungsten carbide products for the metalworking, agricultural, and energy industries, announces a major reorganization. In a complete restructuring of the management team, newly appointed CEO, D. Greg Stroud, has named new vice presidents to lead the major areas of the company.

Ms. Janet Siltanen, a licensed CPA with multiple degrees and 16 years of experience in accounting, finance, and HR, was appointed VP of Finance and Administration. Mr. Jack Leared, who attained a wealth of carbide knowledge by spending 20 years moving up the ranks inside the organization, will lead all production operations as VP of Manufacturing. And Mr. Quang Nguyen, a degreed engineer with over 5 years of experience in the carbide industry, was appointed VP of Engineering.

"These appointments represent the foundation of our reorganization plan, which was initiated last October," says Stroud. "The new management structure is much leaner and will improve internal efficiencies, but this is just the beginning."

Other initiatives include investment in new equipment to eliminate capacity constraints, streamlining inventory and increasing stock on popular items, Six Sigma training for all employees, and other projects meant to improve product quality and deliveries.

"This is truly a new company, and we're looking forward to the future," says Stroud.

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