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Meet Ed Gordan

Ed Gordan was recently hired as a Cost Accountant at our Kent facility. Ed is excited for the opportunity to help create value for both our business and its stakeholders. With an MBA from Walsh University, Ed has previously held roles as a planning analyst and...

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Meet Ashley Frantz

Ashley Frantz joined our team in Kent as a Strategic Alliance Manager. A great asset to our team, Ashley will help us provide quality solutions that exceed customer expectations. Ashley has a Executive MBA from Case Western Reserve University and has spent most of her...

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Meet Lee Ann Mace

Lee Ann Mace has returned as our Administrative Assistant at our Kent facility. Lee Ann previously held this position for 10 years and “tried” retiring, but after 6 years decided it wasn’t for her! We’re glad to have her back!! “I love working with the KEP family,”...

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Meet Tammy Tomello

A recent addition to our Kent facility, Tammy Tomello is our new Order Entry/Billing Specialist. Tammy's attention to accuracy and the timely completion of her tasks will help her add value for our customers. About what excites Tammy most about her new role, she says,...

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KEP Achieved Medical Device Certification

KEP has achieved ISO 13485:2016 certification for Medical Device and Quality Management Systems. This ISO certification indicates that we meet the most current quality system requirements specific to the medical device industry. An internationally recognized quality...

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December Anniversaries

This month, we have another great group of KEP team members celebrating anniversaries. Please join us in congratulating the following team members: Carlos Johnson - Kent - 22 years on 12/15 Christine Rohrer - Winesburg - 18 years on 12/10 Mark Agee - Kent - 13 years...

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Meet Matt Life

A shift supervisor at our Kent facility, Matt Life's problem solving skills, guidance and leadership help our team be a strong asset to our customers. A KEP team member for 5 years, Matt says he's most excited about "the future of KEP and its many possibilities." When...

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Developing “Lean Line”

With our latex tubing processing area being the largest square foot department in KEP's Winesburg facility, it's important to continually assess its processes to ensure they are as lean as they can be. In a recent Kaizen, we put together a team to do just that –...

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Congrats, Joe Williamson

It is with great pleasure that we announce the promotion of Joe Williamson to Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Joe has been a part of the KEP team for almost three years. Williamson began his career at Kent Elastomer Products in 2017 as Sr. Director of Global...

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Congrats, Michael Stecyk

Michael Stecyk began his career at KEP in August of 2018. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Notre Dame and a Master of Science degree from Case Western Reserve. Michael has quickly gained knowledge of materials and processes and contributed substantially to...

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Congrats, Reneé Onesti

Reneé Onesti began her career at KEP in April, 2007. She brought a safety first mindset to KEP and spearheaded a safety program that has now become part of the culture at all facilities. She raised the bar in the maintenance department by requiring "a fix it right the...

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Congrats, Beverly Kiglics

It is with great pleasure that we announce the promotion of Beverly Kiglics to Senior Director of Quality Assurance. Beverly has been the Director of Quality Assurance since 2008 and our QA program is world class. In 2018, Beverly was asked to prepare us for ISO...

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Congrats, Teri Clark

Teri Clark has been part of the KEP team for nearly two years. She was hired as a Staff Accountant and started in the Order Entry & Billing position after Lee Morrison retired. She excelled in this position and last year took on the responsibilities of Accounts...

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November Anniversaries

In the spirit of thankfulness, we want to take the opportunity to say how much we appreciate all of our team members!! Please join us in congratulating the following team members who are celebrating anniversaries this month: Donald Tomello - Kent - 22 years on 11/17...

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Meet Kristi McNemar

Kristi McNemer serves in several roles at our Mogadore facility, including assembler, third shift trainer, and lead labor union secretary and trustee. Kristi has been an asset to our team for 5 years and counting! Kristi’s best day at work is “when everything runs...

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Take the Headache Out of Your Job

There are many pain points that can affect companies trying to bring a product to market – from manufacturing delays and non-compliant solutions, to being denied FDA approval due to particulate in product, weak components, and more issues. KEP works to remove these...

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Our Mission to Give Back

This season – and every season – we are so thankful for our team members! Our generous and kindhearted team members help make our community contributions possible. KEP believes giving back to the community is fundamental for businesses and it is an important part of...

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Reducing Double Handling

KEP is always looking for ways to increase the efficiency of our lean manufacturing and help cut costs for our customers. We went to work for one of our medical and surgical industry customers to find ways to reduce waste and further streamline our manufacturing...

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#1 Brand Creating Customer Value

Superior solutions and valuable partnerships define our client relationships at KEP. For medical facilities that require non-latex products, we offer many alternate products to fit their needs and give professionals peace of mind. One of these solutions is our...

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October Anniversaries

Happy Anniversary to another great group of KEP team members from each of our facilities! From one year to over four decades of dedication, please join us in congratulating the following team members: Brenda Carrick - Winesburg - 42 years on 10/31 Sheryl Schrock -...

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Service Without a Costume

This month trick-or-treaters might be making a costumed appearance at your door – and while we welcome the array of costumes this season brings, we’d rather they stay reserved for the kids and parties! At KEP, we don't put on a costume for our customers. We're 100%...

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Meet Mark Saksa

A supervisor at our Mogadore facility, Mark Saksa has been a KEP team member for a combined 11 years! Mark contributes to the success of our company by guiding and challenging team members towards successful results. Prior to his current position, Mark also worked as...

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Improving Scheduling Processes

The last update to our process for scheduling natural rubber latex tubing production was in 2008 – but successful growth calls for continuous lean improvements. Due to the increasing demand for our natural rubber latex tubing products, we determined that our process...

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September Anniversaries

As we welcome fall, we also have another great group of team members celebrating anniversaries! A smaller group this month, but a mighty group none-the-less – we thank these team members for their continued dedication! Please join us in congratulating the following...

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Meet Ada Miller

Ada Miller, a team leader at our Winesburg facility, has been a part of our KEP team for over 40 years! Ada oversees the processing and assembly of our Winesburg facility’s natural rubber latex tubing stripline and finishing operations. Ada works hard to ensure our...

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Streamlined Color Matching System

Over 200 color variations of natural rubber latex tubing are produced at our Kent, OH facility and are available to our customers. The color matching process starts in Kent with our compounding department and continues throughout the production process ending its...

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Meet Aaron Ng’ambi

A team member at our Winesburg facility, Aaron Ng’ambi was recently promoted to supervisor after holding assembly, tender, utility and operator roles at both Mogadore and Kent. Aaron is excited to motivate his fellow team members to deliver quality results and for his...

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Meet Karly Rice

As our new Sales Support Specialist, Karly Rice provides assistance for customer orders, statuses and helps ensure they are fulfilled successfully and on schedule. Karly adds value to our company and our customers through her organization and follow-up. Karly...

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Meet Santana Berish

Santana Berish is an Extrusion Operator at our Mogadore facility which manufactures and packages medical and food tubing. As a dedicated team member, Santana always gives her fullest effort in all the work she does. Santana likes to get things right the first time and...

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August Anniversaries

We have another great group of team members celebrating anniversaries this month – from those who have shown the company several decades of hard work to some newer additions to the team, we appreciate all of these hardworking individuals! Please join us in...

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