Metalworking Solutions today announced that Joel Holt has joined the company as vice president of operations. As vice president of operations, Mr. Holt will have full responsibility for manufacturing and leading the company in its LEAN initiatives.
Mr. Holt comes to Metalworking Solutions from Kenco Management Services, where he served from 2008 as corporate director of engineering and, prior to that, corporate manager of logistics engineering.
From 2005 to 2018 he served in various roles at Array, including director of process improvement and plant manager.
Mr. Holt also enjoyed a 23-year career at United Technologies, where he led various LEAN and Six Sigma initiatives during his tenure.
“We are pleased to welcome Joel to the Metalworking Solutions family,” stated Nick Burrows, president. “We have known and followed Joel in his career for many years. We value his work ethic, character and experience. He will be putting all of these to immediate use as we continue to scale our business model and develop our leadership team. 2019 is going to be another record year for our company and Joel is an integral part of our plan going forward.”
Mr. Holt received his bachelor of science in industrial technology from Tennessee Technological University and his master’s in business administration from Middle Tennessee State University. A longtime Chattanooga resident and McCallie High School alumnus, he and his wife, Deidre, live in Soddy Daisy, while their son, Cameron, finishes his graduate degree at the University of Tennessee.