NILES, IL, Sept. 5, 2013—Shure Incorporated today announced that Chester Trocha joined the Company as its Senior Vice President of Operations. Chester joins Shure from Zebra Technologies, a manufacturer of thermal printers, where he was Vice President of Global Supply Chain for the last seven years.
In his more than 30 years of manufacturing experience, Trocha has successfully developed Operations organizations for public and privately-held companies. He has been involved with global manufacturing and distribution; strategic planning; global supply chain; mergers and acquisitions; talent and leadership development; development of a corporate sales and operations planning process; the development, implementation, and expansion of manufacturing requirements planning systems; lean manufacturing; and improvements in product quality.
As Senior Vice President of Operations, he will lead Shure’s Operations Division and have full responsibility for all of the Company’s global Operations functions, including manufacturing plants, Corporate Quality, process and tool design engineering, global supply chain, product conformance, and global facilities. He will also provide strategic counsel as a member of the Executive Staff.
“It’s an honor to have Chester on our team," said Sandy LaMantia, Shure President and CEO. "He brings a proven track record of success as well as extensive manufacturing experience to our Company, which will provide us with continuous improvement of our worldwide Operations.”
Trocha has a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Purdue University and a Master of Business Administration from San Jose State University.