East Manufacturing, a Randolph, Ohio-based manufacturer of aluminum flatbed, drop -deck, dump and refuse trailers as well as aluminum truck bodies and steel dump trailers, has announced Gary Brown has been promoted to the position of senior vice president of operations. In his new position, Brown will be responsible for all aspects of operations including engineering, manufacturing, materials, warranty and new trailer product development.
After beginning his career in the aircraft industry, Brown joined East in 1976 as a supervisor of several production lines. During his East tenure, he has held supervisor positions in the service center and inspection division. Brown also has served as plant superintendent. In 2000, he was promoted to plant manager and subsequently promoted to vice president of manufacturing in 2012.
“Gary has been an integral part of the growth and success of East over the past 44 years,” Howard Booher, CEO and COO of East, says. “With Gary’s strong background in manufacturing, he will continue to lead efforts to help advance East.”