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Shick Solutions Names New Director of Manufacturing

September 7, 2016
Robert Stone, director of manufacturing, Shick Solutions
Robert Stone, director of manufacturing, Shick Solutions

Shick Solutions, a Kansas City ingredient automation company, hired Robert Stone as its new director of manufacturing.

“I’m excited about Robert’s expertise in manufacturing and what it will bring to our team,” said Tim Cook, president and CEO of Shick Solutions. “He will help us as we continue to move toward our goal of world-class manufacturing for our customers.”

Stone’s 25-year manufacturing career includes roles in engineering, product development, supply chain management, quality, and manufacturing management. Most recently, he worked for Charles Machine Works Inc., a worldwide supplier of Ditch Witch-branded underground construction equipment, in Perry, OK.

While there, Stone was the director of supply chain. Prior to that role, he was the company’s director of manufacturing and led a team of more than 700 members in fabrication, welding, machining, heat treating, painting, and assembly of light and heavy construction equipment.

Stone began his career with General Dynamics as a manufacturing development engineer and developed manufacturing processes for advanced materials to support the F-16, the F-22, and A-12 aircraft under development and X-30 National Aerospace Plane research program.

"I am happy to join the Shick team and looking forward to applying my experience in continuous improvement to help Shick achieve its goals moving forward," Stone said.

Stone was graduated from Oklahoma State University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering.

Shick Solutions designs, manufactures, installs, and services ingredient automation systems for customers worldwide.

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