"The expertise of Melissa and John, paired with Alan's vast knowledge of the industry and PBE, creates a synergy that enables our manufacturing operation to embrace continuous growth and future innovation," comments Andrew Stocking, PBE's president. "These promotions reflect the incredible leadership and hard work of the operations and supply chain teams to fulfill on PBE's commitment to operational excellence."
Greenlee joined PBE in May 2019 as director of Manufacturing before being promoted to vice president of Manufacturing and Engineering. In her new role, Greenlee will focus on achieving efficiencies in the company's manufacturing process, enhancing associate retention and engagement, and overseeing current and future growth projects. Greenlee brings over 25 years of leadership experience in the areas of operations, engineering, product integration, and continuous improvement, working for several Fortune 500 companies in appliance and automotive industries. She recently served as the director of Technology at Whirlpool Corporation in Findlay, OH. In 2019, Greenlee was honored by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) as a recipient of its "STEP Ahead" award. She was one of a select group of women to receive the annual award, which celebrates female leaders in the manufacturing industry. Greenlee holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Toledo and a Master of Industrial Technology and Business from Bowling Green State University.
Kerr joined PBE in May 2019 as director of Purchasing and Planning before being promoted to vice president of Procurement and Supply Chain. In this expanded role, Kerr will lead the strategies and execution of the company's Procurement, Supply Chain, and Production Planning Teams. Kerr brings over 30 years of experience leading supply chain, procurement, quality, operations, logistics and continuous improvement functions for several global, Fortune 500 organizations. Kerr previously served as senior leader: Operations, Planning, and Finance of Owens Corning's Global Sourcing organization. Kerr holds a bachelor's and master's degree in Finance from The University of Toledo.
Clifford joined PBE in 2000 as plant manager to support PBE's growing incontinence business. His success in operations and passion for business development quickly led to an expansion of his role to include sales responsibilities as well as leading PBE into the consumer market space with pet care products. Clifford's role has continued to evolve with the company's growth; first to vice president of Operations in 2007, then to executive vice president of Operations in 2014, and now to executive vice president of Corporate Projects. In his new role, Clifford will continue to serve on and support the sompany's Senior Leadership Team and will lead major corporate initiatives.
"We are truly grateful for Alan's contributions over the past 20 years and his commitment to the core values of PBE." Charles Stocking, co-CEO of PBE remarks. "His rich history in manufacturing, willingness to tackle whatever is needed, and his compassion for our associates, uplifts the lives of those we serve every day."