Timbercon Adds Two Management Positions to Operations

LAKE OSWEGO, OR – August 4, 2011 – Timbercon, Inc., a fiber optic product and solution manufacturing company, today announced the addition of two new management positions to its Operation’s department. Chris Taylor is appointed Production Manager and John Talbott is the new Materials Manager.

Chris Taylor

Mr. Taylor is responsible for managing all aspects of production including ensuring that performance standards for product quality, delivery and cost are achieved and communicated effectively to the customer. Mr. Taylor brings twelve years of experience in production management to Timbercon.

“Chris brings a strong background in production management, material planning/scheduling, and inventory control to Timbercon,” said Mark Krowiak, VP of Operations. “He is a critical addition to our operations group, helping us to implement and drive continuous improvement through change management processes and best practices.”

Prior to joining Timbercon, Mr. Taylor served at CP Medical Theragenics Corporation, an international medical device manufacturer, for more than twelve years in both materials and production management positions. Mr. Taylor received a B.A. in Business Administration from Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington.

John Talbott

Mr. Talbott is responsible for managing all aspects of materials, including overseeing procurement and distribution of materials, as well as managing and developing relationships with quality suppliers who meet or exceed Timbercon’s delivery, quality, and cost objectives. Mr. Talbott brings over thirty years of materials management experience to Timbercon.

“John’s extensive experience in contract negotiation and his ability to develop long term relationships with customers and suppliers is a major asset for our organization,” said Mark Krowiak, VP of Operations. “John also brings proven Lean Manufacturing leadership which is critical to Timbercon’s continued growth.”

Prior to joining Timbercon, Mr. Talbott served as a Materials Manager at various manufacturing organizations including Cadet Manufacturing, Welch Allen, Artex Aircraft Supplies, Tensolite and IBM. He also worked for over twenty years at Hewlett Packard in procurement, commodity management and production management. Mr. Talbott received a B.S. in Resource Management from New School for Social Research, New York.

About Timbercon, Inc.
Timbercon, Inc., founded in 1997, is a fiber optic product and solution manufacturing company providing a variety of connectivity solutions to the defense, aerospace, medical, data storage, telecommunications, industrial, broadcast and networking industries. In addition to standard fiber optic assemblies and attenuated loopbacks, Timbercon has pioneered many proprietary products. Additional company information can be found at www.timbercon.com.

Timbercon Contact:
(P) 503.827.8141

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