David Van der Wee joins MAAX Bath Inc as vice-president of operations

MONTREAL, June 13, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - MAAX BATH INC. has announced that David Van der Wee joined the company as Vice President of Operations on June 3, 2013.

Mr. Van der Wee will report directly to Mark Gold, President and CEO of MAAX Bath Inc.

David Van der Wee joins MAAX after spending more than sixteen years with Pratt & Whitney Canada in roles of increasing responsibility in both Operations and Marketing. David began his career as a manufacturing engineer and quickly rose to more senior roles through demonstrated leadership, teamwork and a solid track record of exceeding objectives. Throughout David's career in Operations, he led the implementation of lean manufacturing and game-changing technologies to drive operational excellence, culminating in his role as Director, Canadian Manufacturing and Operations Strategy. David spent his last 3 years as Vice-President Marketing, Business Aviation, where he was responsible for developing all aspects of customer relationships in his market segment.

His unique experience and skill-set make him a valuable addition to the MAAX team. "David is a natural leader with a great track record of business transformation and customer focus. We are confident that his contribution will be valuable for the entire management team", said Mark Gold, President and CEO of MAAX Bath Inc.

"With his leadership and hands-on approach, David has always surrounded himself with the right people and builds solid teams that deliver exceptional results. This is in line with MAAX's objectives and will help us improve our existing structure" he added.

As Vice-President of Operations, David Van der Wee will coordinate the creation and implementation of an operations strategy to support the core drivers of MAAX's strategic plan.

He will strengthen MAAX's manufacturing operations leadership, focusing on product quality, delivery performance, forecast accuracy and inventory planning, among others.

About MAAX
MAAX Bath Inc. is a leading North American manufacturer of trend-setting and award-winning bathroom products, such as tubs, showers and shower doors, for the residential housing market. MAAX wants its customers to "enjoy the experience" by offering stylish and innovative quality products coupled with world-class customer service practices that make doing business easy and efficient for all. MAAX offerings are available through specialty boutiques, plumbing wholesalers and home improvement centers.

MAAX Bath Inc., founded more than 40 years ago in Quebec, employs more than 1,300 people and currently operates eight manufacturing facilities, three North-American customer care centers and an expansive showroom and distribution network throughout the United States and Canada. MAAX's focus on providing clients the ultimate experience in bathware products drives its Research and Development department to design and engineer innovative new products.

SOURCE: MAAX

For further information:

Anne-Sophie Laframboise
514-843-2063
Alaframboise@national.ca

Source : 
Joseph Audi    
MAAX Bath Inc.
joseph.audi@maax.com

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