ENTEK Manufacturing Inc. is pleased to announce the hiring of Dean Elliott to the position of Extrusion Lab Manager. Dean joins ENTEK after working for the past two years as Senior Processing Engineer at Kroy Corporation’s vinyl and composite fence and railing products plant in Fairbluff, North Carolina.
Prior to Kroy, Dean worked for four years at CertainTeed, where he led material development trials, trained operators on best operating practices, and led teams in implementing Six Sigma practices to achieve cost savings and production improvements in the production of wood-plastic composite products.
“Dean has an extensive background as a processing engineer, working with twin-screw extruders and a variety of materials,” said John Effmann, Director of Sales & Marketing at ENTEK. “He is uniquely qualified to assume this position at ENTEK, where he will lead what we consider one of our most important customer resources.”
In his new position, Dean will lead all customer extrusion lab trials and support customers by helping improve their efficiencies and overcome processing challenges. In addition, he will work to develop new processes and advance them from the lab environment to the production environment.
A native of South Africa, Dean earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Durban-Natal in that country.