Shaw Development Hires Dynamic Executive Keith Luomala as CEO

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SHAW DEVELOPMENT HIRES DYNAMIC EXECUTIVE KEITH LUOMALA AS CEO

Bonita Springs, Florida – Shaw Development LLC, an industry leader in customer fluid management solutions for Heavy Duty Vehicles, has hired Keith Luomala as President, Chief Executive Officer, and member of the Board of Directors. Luomala succeeds Lane Morlock, who will be retiring after a short transition period. During Morlock’s eight years with Shaw, the company tripled in revenue while expanding margins through a combination of new product growth, domestic market penetration, and operational efficiency. We thank Lane for his contributions and wish him the very best in his retirement.

Morlock says, “For over 60 years, Shaw has been dedicated to providing custom engineered solutions to heavy-duty vehicle OEMs across agriculture, construction, industrial, and on-road markets, and I have confidence Keith will help the company continue to deliver on this mission.”

Luomala, an engineer by education, is known for leading major culture changes, breaking down barriers, and developing strong teams across manufacturing and technology companies. He has a background of successfully managing complex businesses serving OEM markets through all phases of growth. Prior experiences include GE, Suez Energy, Compressor Controls Group, and NVT Group.

“I am excited to be a part of the Shaw Development family and look forward to helping the company exceed customer expectations as we continue to grow and expand our capabilities,” said Luomala. “One of the most important things I learned through my career is that individuals can do amazing things, but it takes teams of collaborative people to run a successful organization. I live this philosophy in every role I have held since given the privilege to lead a team.”

About Shaw Development

Shaw Development LLC is a global fluids management specialist providing innovative component and system level solutions to OEM’s within the commercial and military heavy-duty ground vehicle markets.

Shaw specializes in custom engineering, prototyping, short-run production verification and manufacturing of its customer’s fuel system, hydraulic fluid line component, plastics injection molding and Diesel Emissions Fluid (DEF) challenges. Shaw’s proven staff, dedicated to operational excellence, is poised to become your technology partner.

Shaw Development LLC. announces the addition of Cecile DeLaGarza to Shaw’s Board of Directors

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Bonita Springs, Florida – Shaw Development LLC, an industry leader in customer fluid management solutions for Heavy Duty Vehicles, today announced the addition of Cecile DeLaGarza to Shaw’s Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit Committee.

DeLaGarza currently serves as Chief Financial Officer of Gearbox Group Inc., where she works in the planning and execution of value creation initiatives across the organization. She has worked with several audit and tax firms in financial, due diligence and tax audits, and has been a member of the Audit Committee of Gearbox.

“Cecile brings fantastic expertise to the Shaw business, and will be a tremendous coach and mentor to our group.” explained Keith Luomala, CEO of Shaw Development.

Cecile is a CPA and holds a master’s degree in business management from the University of Liceo de Cagayan. She has over 28 years’ experience in various finance and manufacturing management roles in the US and overseas.

About Shaw Development

Shaw Development LLC is a global fluids management specialist providing innovative component and system level solutions to OEM’s within the commercial and military heavy-duty ground vehicle markets.

Shaw specializes in custom engineering, prototyping, short-run production verification and manufacturing of its customer’s fuel system, hydraulic fluid line component, plastics injection molding and Diesel Emissions Fluid (DEF) challenges. Shaw’s proven staff, dedicated to operational excellence, is poised to become your technology partner.

Shaw Development LLC. announces the addition of Jim Walker to Shaw’s Board of Directors

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Bonita Springs, Florida – Shaw Development LLC, an industry leader in customer fluid management solutions for Heavy Duty Vehicles, today announced the addition of Jim Walker to Shaw’s Board of Directors. Walker has enjoyed a distinguished 40-year career as a senior executive for leading companies in the Agriculture and Construction industries such as John Deere Company, Claas North America, AGCO Corp, and most recently Case IH.

“We are thrilled to have Jim join us on our board.  He is a proven industry leader whose guidance will help drive Shaw to continue to deliver excellence in solutions that exceed the evolving needs of our customers,” explained Keith Luomala, CEO of Shaw Development.

Beyond his leadership at major manufacturers, Jim has also served as Vice Chair and Treasurer of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) – an association of Agriculture and Construction industry leaders throughout North America representing 1000+ manufacturers, suppliers, and dealers. Jim also served as President and Board Member of the Agriculture Board within AEM.

“Based on my past experiences in leading innovation-driven Ag manufacturers, I was thrilled to be asked to join the Board of Shaw Development whose founding premise and fundamental business driver is to be a technology leader in the products they produce,” said Walker. “I am quite familiar and excited to be associated with their market leading DEF solutions for Off Road diesel engine manufacturers and OEMs.”

In his role at Shaw, Mr. Walker will provide coaching to the commercial organization while also guiding overall business strategy and execution.

About Shaw Development

Shaw Development LLC is a global fluids management specialist providing innovative component and system level solutions to OEM’s within the commercial and military heavy-duty ground vehicle markets.

Shaw specializes in custom engineering, prototyping, short-run production verification and manufacturing of its customer’s fuel system, hydraulic fluid line component, plastics injection molding and Diesel Emissions Fluid (DEF) challenges. Shaw’s proven staff, dedicated to operational excellence, is poised to become your technology partner.

Shaw Development Supports STEM Summer Residency Program

With the skills gap on the minds of most industrial leaders, it’s imperative to get the next generation interested high-tech jobs for the future. For this reason, there’s been a major push throughout the nation to expose more school-age children to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) subjects. The hope is that by showing them the many options and opportunities that are out there, more kids will become interested in pursuing these subjects later in life as careers.

To promote STEM education here in Florida, Governor Scott recently announced a major investment to create a paid summer residency program for STEM teachers. 45 companies throughout the state have pledged support, including Shaw Development. We’re joining the ranks of well known and respected industrial leaders including Duke Energy, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, and dozens of others in support of this program. Continue reading “Shaw Development Supports STEM Summer Residency Program”

Shaw Development Ensures Precision with CETOL 6 Sigma and GD&T Advisor

Specializing in custom engineering and fluid management, Shaw Development has taken the next step in their quality production initiative with Sigmetrix’ CETOL 6 Sigma tolerance analysis solution and Sigmetrix’ GD&T Advisor. Since their customers include a wide array of industries including construction and mining, trucking, locomotive, agricultural and military, universal precision is essential to the Shaw Development robust design and quality production process.

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Improving Precision in Fluid Containment

“As a custom engineering specialist, robustness and product quality is essential to our design process” affirmed Bart Baker, Shaw Development’s Senior Designer. “CETOL 6 Sigma and GD&T Advisor ensure the superior value of each custom product through the analysis and modification of tolerances, and correct application of semantic GD&T annotations, reinforcing Shaw Development’s reputation as the leading provider of innovative solutions in global markets. We chose Sigmetrix because of their long history of successful mechanical engineering products. CETOL 6 Sigma and GD&T Advisor both directly integrate into the CAD environment and this is an integral part in improving our design robustness and optimizing our manufacturing goals.” Continue reading “Shaw Development Ensures Precision with CETOL 6 Sigma and GD&T Advisor”

Shaw Development Announces New Hires

As the manufacturing sector and overall economy moves towards recovery, business is on the rise across the nation. Shaw Development has been witnessing increased sales volumes which have led to a need for a larger workforce to handle the influx of activity.

In 2014 there were 30 new hires; which included 14 professional staff such as Engineers, Program Managers and other key roles in Purchasing, Customer Service, and HR. It was a year of growth for Shaw, and the company is happy to report that this is driven by a core focus on continuous improvement across the enterprise. To date in 2015, Shaw has added, among others, a Business Development Manager, a Supplier Quality Engineer, a Manufacturing Manager, and an additional 10 other new employees. Shaw’s total headcount is now more than 170 people. Continue reading “Shaw Development Announces New Hires”

Incorporating Sustainability into the Supply Chain

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Sustainability in the Supply Chain

This time of year, it is especially important to review all aspects of your industrial supply chain to ensure the environmental safety and sustainability of your processes. With Earth Day around the corner, Shaw Development wanted to help companies learn how to review suppliers to determine which ones are best suited to reaching sustainability goals. Below are some items to look for: Continue reading “Incorporating Sustainability into the Supply Chain”

Get to Know the Fourth Generation of Shaw Development

If you read our last blog, you would know that at Shaw Development we take STEM education and supporting the next generation very seriously. In fact, our internship program looks to recruit future manufacturing workers to gain some experience in the field before heading off to school—which brings us to this blog.

You might have recognized a few familiar names and faces we highlighted because five of our interns are fourth-generation Shaw family workers at Shaw Development. Jordan Hawkesworth, spent a lot of time in the factory for a second summer of full-time work for the company and Samuel O’Hara, spent his first post high school summer working full-time in the factory. For us, this is an important step to growing—not only the next wave of talent, but our business as a whole. Continue reading “Get to Know the Fourth Generation of Shaw Development”

The Importance of ISO 14001 to All of Us

 ISO 14001 certified manufacturerWe take our commitment to socially responsible manufacturing seriously. To that end, we make sure that our standing as an ISO 14001 certified manufacturer is constantly reflected in our production processes. In that way, our customers can rest assured that their orders will be handled in the most responsible manner possible.

For those who are still unaware of the importance of ISO 140001, here’s a brief overview. The ISO 14000 family of standards codifies a set of guidelines for “various aspects of environmental management.”
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Earth Day Reminds Us of Our Commitment to Environmental Stewardship

Fotosearch_k6028076With the annual celebration of Earth Day on April 22, we’re reminded of our commitment to serve as responsible stewards of the environment in our activities, products and services.

Shaw Development’s environmental policy explicitly states that we are dedicated to operating in “an environmentally responsible manner such that the company complies or exceeds environmental laws and regulations and other requirements which relate to the company’s environmental aspects.”
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