Rubber Industry Executive of the Year

Dawson, Brad
December 2008
Rubber & Plastics News;12/15/2008, Vol. 38 Issue 10, p1
Trade Publication
The article focuses on how Steve Barton, president and CEO of Esterline Technologies Corp.'s Engineered Materials Group, implemented lean initiatives to streamline its subsidiary Kirkhill-TA Co. Barton took over as president of Kirkhill Rubber Co. in 1998, which merged with another corporate subsidiary, TA Manufacturing and became Kirkhill-TA Co. Under Barton's leadership, the company found a Chinese manufacturing partner, added a plant in Mexico, and began a successful lean transformation.


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