In June 2023, Interface announced the acquisition of LCM Systems, the maker of specialized load measurement and instrumentation systems. We want to recognize LCM’s newest leaders, Jeff Williams, managing director, and Rob Cooch, production and operations manager, along with key team member Chloé Baile, who is LCM’s new strategic sales engineer.
LCM Systems has seen significant growth across all levels of its business over the past few years. The manufacturer of Interface’s load pins, load shackles, and various custom solutions reports a positive development in terms of exceeding 2023 goals before the year-end. In keeping up with the pace of growth, LCM has invested in key talent to improve production and calibration resources.
Interface CEO Greg Adams notes, “LCM Systems is an outstanding addition to Interface as demonstrated by the growth in 2023, which exceeds our target and is further evidence of the outstanding team, product, and service offerings in high demand. We are extremely confident in the additions of Jeff, Rob, and Chloé to LCM System and their experience in serving as key catalysts to the expansion in business, high-quality measurement solutions, and additional new markets and customers.”
The people below represent key leadership, additions to the team, and expanding roles. Read the full news update here.
Jeff Williams, Managing Director, LCM Systems
Jeff joined Interface in September 2023 and has taken on the role of managing director, where he is responsible for sales, operations, engineering, quality, and supply chain. He has more than 35 years in the electronics and engineering space, and before joining LCM, he served for 10 years as group head of engineering at Flintec. Jeff also spent 24 years in engineering and management roles at Hitachi Home Electronics & Panasonic AVC Design Centre. He offers extensive experience and strategic skills essential to expanding LCM and fulfilling growing customer requests and orders.
Rob Cooch, Production and Operations Manager, LCM Systems
Rob joined LCM in October 2023 as production and operations manager. He is responsible for overseeing the production process and coordinating all activities, day-to-day scheduling of production, and managing the department consisting of eight operators across two areas. Before joining LCM, Rob was a member of a cross-functional team looking at NVA, which significantly reduced build time and manufacturing costs through various lean changes in production. Rob’s role is key in helping LCM fulfill the demands for its products with a highly skilled operations team.
Chloé Baile, Strategic Sales Engineer, LCM Systems
Chloé joined LCM in October 2023 as a strategic sales engineer. Her responsibilities in this role include building effective, strong relationships with key decision-makers of customer accounts and retaining and nurturing business growth. She liaises between customers and LCMs engineering design experts to create optimum solutions. Before joining LCM, her experience was predominantly in the automotive industry. She led engineering business development and was project manager for special Tier 1 Automotive, F1, and Motorsport projects, including Classic Heritage for Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lotus, and Jaguar Land Rover. She is working closely with Interface and LCM customers to grow the business.
Another key appointment at LCM this year is Mark Capodici, who recently joined the LCM Calibration Department full-time as a calibration technician. This critical addition to the team dramatically increases the company’s calibration resources, vital to maintaining LCM’s ability to dispatch products on time and in a timescale that fits customer expectations. Capodici joined LCM Systems three years ago, starting as a supply chain and fulfillment assistant responsible for general store activities, kitting of production materials, and processing and inspection. Capodici sees his role change as a great opportunity to progress within the company and broaden his knowledge and skill set.
“LCM Systems continues to invest in additional personnel and equipment to meet the growing demand, as evidenced in our new members and recent promotions,” said Jeff Williams. “We are committed to providing our customers outstanding service and ensuring orders are fulfilled expeditiously, maintaining our high standards, quality, and accuracy of every product we manufacture.”
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