WPSS, nation-wide manufacturer of industrial shelving and work platforms (mezzanines), announces Chuck Johnson as director of engineering
Los Angeles, September 29, 2021 – Western Pacific Storage Solutions (WPSS.com) announced today that it has hired veteran supply chain engineer Chuck Johnson to lead its Engineering department. As director of engineering, Johnson brings a deep, eighteen-year background in supply chain engineering project management and product development and will oversee the Western Pacific engineering team, widely respected throughout the industry. Past director of engineering, Noel Toquero, is excited to become Senior Estimating and R&D Engineer.
Reflecting on his new role, Johnson said, “I’m a heavy process guy in the way I think and the way I work, but the customer doesn’t pay for process, they pay for the output of the process. To me it’s all about improving our existing lines and expanding our available lines – helping to streamline and yet expand at the same time. There’s an incredible amount of talent and knowledge at WPSS with a solid team of engineers, and building on this strength, we’ll be a force to be reckoned with.”
Among Johnson’s responsibilities at Western Pacific will be oversight of the day-to-day engineering work, including estimating, CAD and Project Management. At the same time, he will bring focus to improving existing products and optimizing the path for Western Pacific to “deliver products to market that will bring value to our customers”, Johnson said.
Tom Rogers, Western Pacific’s CEO said, with Western Pacific’s commitment to lean engineering processes, and Chuck’s dedication to process, (he holds Lean Six Sigma, Manager of Quality Organizational Excellence, and Agile Project Management certificates), we feel that Chuck will truly be an asset to our organization and our customers.
Johnson developed his engineering / project management, product development and team building skills at leading California-based supply chain companies, one where he was recruited to improve New Product Development across the company’s substantial range of product categories, as well as a manufacturer of custom racing pistons where he was promoted from engineering manager to lead the quality, R&D and application engineering teams.
Chuck Johnson holds a BS, Industrial Technology degree from California State University Los Angeles and an AA in technical drafting from Palomar Community College. A lifelong automotive enthusiast, Johnson piloted a race car to set three land-speed records (193 MPH) – two of which still stand – and formed/led the team that built and campaigned the car. In his spare time, his automotive engineering skills also led him to a multi-year stint as contributing editor with MotoIQ, an automotive performance website that provides technical content.
Over the past thirty years, Western Pacific Storage Solutions (www.WPSS.com) has been serving the smartest links in the supply chain, emerging as one of the leaders in the Material Handling Industry. The company has experienced steady growth as a trusted supplier of industrial shelving, multi-level systems and work platforms (mezzanines) to some of the world’s largest corporations, serving global supply chain and material handling customers. The company’s national operations in California, Texas, and Kentucky, include manufacturing plants, and three well-stocked distribution centers.
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