KWS Manufacturing

Jim Johnson Transitions to Director of Manufacturing at KWS Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


Burleson, TX – August 13, 2014

KWS, the leading manufacturer of screw conveyors in the U.S., has recently made personnel moves to continue to strengthen their position as the top quality manufacturer in the solids handling and processing market. Jim Johnson is now the Director of Manufacturing. Jim has spent the past four months as Quality and EHS Manager at KWS. Jim’s extensive experience includes over 18 years at Siemens in the role of Quality Assurance Manager. Jim’s qualifications include ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and ASQ Certified Manager of Quality. Jim provided leadership on many large construction projects for Siemens in the areas of quality and safety. Jim will also continue to manage the KWS environmental health and safety program.

Bill Mecke, P.E., President of KWS, states, "Jim Johnson’s quality background and management experience is a perfect fit for his new role as Director of Manufacturing. Jim is a super star in the areas of quality and safety. His knowledge will directly transfer to his new role in manufacturing. KWS has recently hired Miles Littlefield as Quality Manager. Miles is a quality professional with over 25 years of experience. Miles’ qualifications include ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and ASQ Certified Manager of Quality. The combination of knowledge and experience that Jim and Miles have is unsurpassed in the industry. KWS can successfully complete projects of extreme complexity with their talents. We are proud to have Jim and Miles working for KWS.

"Complete Customer satisfaction is our goal at KWS. We want to exceed our Customer’s expectations in every phase of the process, from sales and engineering all the way through manufacturing, delivery and equipment start up. KWS will continue to provide the Knowledge, Workmanship and Solutions that our Customers have come to expect."

KWS is also certified to design and manufacture process equipment in accordance with the ASME Boiler and Pressure Code as well as repair pressure vessels and process equipment in accordance with the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors (NBIC). KWS is the only conveyor manufacturer in the world with ISO, ASME and NBIC certifications.

About KWS: KWS has experienced greater than 500-percent growth in revenue over the last ten years and has become one of the largest conveyor manufacturers in North America. KWS also provides process equipment, such as thermal processors, continuous and batch mixers and classifiers. Many projects include complete system design with hoppers, structural supports and controls as part of an engineered solution.

For more information, please call KWS at 800-543-6558.
Contact: Bill Mecke (817)-295-2247

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