Manufacturing People in the News

Irene Schwechler, vice president of manufacturing at Gaco Western‘s Waukesha facility, will retire on Jan. 29, 2010.

Schwechler has been with the company for 36 years and has served as vice president of manufacturing and general manager of the Waukesha facility since 1996. In addition to her current position, she has been a Gaco Western board member and an integral part of the executive team which was responsible for tripling the size of the company.

“She’s successfully guided us through many changes and growth periods, most recently the building of our new, state-of-the-art Waukesha manufacturing facility. This was a huge accomplishment and true testament to Irene’s talent and hard work – on time and under budget. The new facility will be instrumental in taking the company to the next level and ensuring extraordinary service to our customers,” said Peter Davis, president of Gaco Western.

Gaco Western is a manufacturer of the most technologically advanced, proprietary elastomeric coatings and polyurethane spray foam for the construction and waterproofing industries.

An external search to fill the position at the Waukesha facility will begin immediately.


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