Spencer, IA – Veridian Fire Protective Gear (http://veridian.net)
is pleased to announce that Steve Sipe has accepted the position of
Director of Manufacturing beginning April 8, 2019.
Director of Manufacturing, Steve will be leading Veridian's
manufacturing facilities in Spencer, IA and Quitman, AR.
most recent responsibilities were as Director of Operations and
General Manager of United Technologies Aerospace Systems for the West
Des Moines and Carroll, Iowa facilities. In this position, Steve had
direct responsibility for over 500 employees in 3 separate
facilities. With over 24 years of manufacturing leadership
experience, Steve brings to Veridian extensive hands-on experience
implementing contemporary manufacturing strategies.
Sipe remarked, "The
Veridian legacy was built by focusing on the customer, catering to
individual and specific expectations of fire-fighters. As we grow, I
am honored to be part of a team that is continuously pursuing the
industry's highest levels of customer satisfaction by offering
world-class products produced via best-in-class manufacturing
Bill Van Lent, President commented, “ As Veridian continues to grow and expand our product lines, it's my vision that we organize our manufacturing process around a common operational culture. This “Veridian manufacturing culture” will facilitate our continued growth and build on the competitive advantage that our company has established.”
Veridian Fire Protective Gear
is located in Spencer, Iowa and Quitman, AR, USA and manufactures
protective clothing and gloves in state-of-the-art ISO 9001 certified
facilities. Established in 1992, Veridian products have earned the
respect and acceptance of customers around the world. Veridian makes
no compromises in constructing comfortable, performance-based fire
protective apparel. Innovative design elements with superior
materials and workmanship are standard with every set of gear built.
All Veridian gear is custom-made to each firefighter's measurements
to ensure the best possible comfort and fit. In 2015, Veridian
expanded with the purchase of a glove factory in Arkansas and with
many design upgrades, provide top quality gloves desired by today's