Welcoming Kevin Withrow: The New VP of Operations at The Hall Group
At The Hall Group, we’re excited to introduce you to our new Vice President of Operations, Kevin Withrow. With over three decades of experience in the manufacturing industry, Kevin brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his role. In this blog post, we’ll get to know Kevin better, explore his vision for The Hall Group, and discover how he plans to drive our Company’s success.
Meet Kevin Withrow
Kevin’s journey in the manufacturing world began over 32 years ago when he joined Orbit Valve in 1991. Throughout his career, he gained extensive experience in operations management.
However, the world experienced a significant shift due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which prompted Kevin to transition into sales management with another company for two years.
But as they say, opportunity knocks when you least expect it. Kevin’s path led him to The Hall Group — a seamless transition that he describes as a blessing and perfect timing, and he eagerly embraced the chance to be a part of our team. Notably, Kevin also worked at well-known companies such as Orbit Valve and Cameron and holds a degree in industrial engineering from Oklahoma State University.
Kevin brings a set of unique skills and qualities to his role that will undoubtedly make a difference. With a background in continuous improvement, Six Sigma, and lean manufacturing, he is well-equipped to enhance our operational efficiency and drive excellence across the board.
Excitement for The Hall Group
What excites Kevin the most about joining The Hall Group and stepping into the role of Vice President of Operations is our outstanding product lineup. He emphasizes that Bush-Whacker and Hall Tank offer exceptional products and boast of our strong customer base. As a
family-owned local business, we have a unique connection with our community and a
commitment to excellence.
Furthermore, Kevin is thrilled about the innovative direction The Hall Group is taking. He recognizes the company’s focus on introducing newer technologies and manufacturing concepts, positioning us as an industry leader with a bright future ahead.
The Role and Responsibilities
As Vice President of Operations, Kevin’s role is pivotal in ensuring the smooth functioning of our operations. His responsibilities encompass supply chain management, vendor relationships, overseeing production in both our plants, and driving production engineering initiatives.
Currently, Kevin is diving into the deep end to help configure the last steps to fully implement our current MES/ERP system, ensuring its seamless functionality. Additionally, he is spearheading the implementation of a welding robot cell, an exciting project that will further enhance our manufacturing capabilities.
One of the key reasons Kevin feels at home at The Hall Group is our servant leadership culture, which aligns perfectly with his values. We prioritize teamwork and collaboration, putting our people and community at the forefront of everything we do.
Kevin emphasizes the importance of collaboration within the Company. He and his team are working together to set clear plans and goals, ensuring everyone is aligned and working cohesively towards our common objectives. He is deeply impressed by the knowledge and experience of our team and is excited to harness this collective potential.
We are thrilled to welcome Kevin Withrow as our new VP of Operations at The Hall Group. With his wealth of experience, commitment to excellence, and innovative mindset, we are confident that Kevin will play a crucial role in driving our Company’s continued success. We look forward to a bright future with Kevin as a part of our team.