It’s with great pleasure that we introduce Stephen Bobos as MAGENTA’s new Executive Director of Manufacturing & Operations, effective April 8th. In his new role Stephen will be responsible for managing and driving results for all areas of MAGENTA’s manufacturing operations in support of safety, quality, delivery, inventory and cost/productivity targets (S.Q.D.C.) within the plastic injection molding facility. This includes working with the management team to implement process improvements and lean manufacturing models to grow our culture of associate engagement.
Stephen comes to MAGENTA with 14+ years’ manufacturing operations experience. He Attended Indiana University and enlisted into the US Army as an Armor Officer from 2000-2004. After the Army he worked for Valspar in 3 different locations, Sacramento, CA, Wheeling, IL, and hired and trained everyone at the newly built Lebanon, PA plant. He also worked in the Coke Chemicals Division at US Steel in Gary, IN as an Operations Manager, as well as Crown Cork & Seal from 2011-2014 as the Plant Superintendent at their Midwest Decorating Facility in Aurora, IL. The plant manufactured all the plate needs for the aerosol, food, and specialty packaging divisions within Crown Cork & Seal. Stephen most recently worked for Novolex running the General Packaging Products business.
“We are fortunate to attract strong talent, such as Stephen, to our team. ” stated Bryan Smith, President & CEO. “His experience, background and behaviors will be a huge benefit in taking MAGENTA to the next level of our manufacturing capability. We welcome him to our team.”
ABOUT MAGENTA LLC
Established in 1969, MAGENTA LLC is a family-owned provider of injection-molded products, assemblies and packaging solutions to partners who value its dedication, certifications and diverse market experience. MAGENTA’s markets include, but are not limited to, Food and Beverage, Household Products, Healthcare/Medical, Personal Care Products, Pharmaceutical and Car Care Products.
MAGENTA’s custom and stock products are proudly Made in America, from the recently-renovated headquarters just outside of Chicago, in Lockport, IL.
Having recently received SQF (Safe Quality Food) certification, MAGENTA LLC is one of the only plastic injection molding companies in the country that is both certified as Woman-Owned and has obtained SQF certification. These designations illustrate MAGENTA’s continued efforts to improve its processes and systems to better support its customers in quality and supplier diversity.