Leader Views

Service You Can See – Quality Assurance

KEP has been finding new ways to add value to our customers, build long-term partnerships and manufacture products we’re proud to stand behind. Continuous improvement is how we make sure the best gets better – and quality assurance is an...

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Happy Anniversary!

This May, team members at all of our KEP facilities are celebrating anniversaries – from recently wrapping up a great first year to showing the company 40 years of hard work. Here is a shout out to each of these KEP dedicated team members! Please join us in...

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Meet Mark Long

Mark Long has been a KEP team member at our Kent facility for over 7 years. Always working to exceed the expectations of his role as Diproom Operator, we’re glad to have Mark on our team! Mark says KEP is a “great place to work with tons of...

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Widening the Lens of Our Lean Magnifying Glass

KEP challenges usually involve how our team worked to improve our manufacturing processes or facilities – this month, learn more about how we also took a Lean approach to non-operations staff and procedures. The result? Shortened timelines, the elimination of...

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The Smart Processes Behind Our High-Quality Products

From updating our processes to building new spaces that reduce contaminants, KEP works to ensure product compliance for our customers, without the hassle! For our largest customer, we built a gowning hallway with stations to increase cleanliness by reducing the...

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Happy Anniversary

KEP’s Kent and Winesburg facilities have a long list of team members celebrating anniversaries this April!! Whether they’ve shown KEP and their fellow team members 40 years of dedication, are coming to the end of a great first year, or fall somewhere in between, we...

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Meet Anne Miller

On our team for 17 years, Anne Miller currently works as a Diproom Operator at our Kent facility. Anne is responsible for ensuring high quality and consistency for our tubing products during the latex dipping process. Anne also has experience working as a Processor,...

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2019 Spirit of Women in Business Conference

Kent State University’s College of Business Administration hosted the annual Spirit of Women in Business Conference on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2019. Over 250 women from diverse industries and professions come together to hear speakers, to network, and to...

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Happy Earth Day!

Earth Day is coming up on Monday, April 22nd! From green manufacturing practices to continual efforts for energy savings in our facilities, KEP is always finding ways to reduce our environmental impact and run more efficiently. We sustain a level of excellence in...

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Chest and Thoracic Tubing Solutions

A chest tube, also known as a chest drain or thoracic catheter, is a flexible plastic tube that is inserted through the chest wall during surgeries and other procedures to treat various medical conditions. Chest and thoracic tubes are commonly used to treat collapsed...

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Happy Anniversary!

We want to give another shout out to celebrate KEP team members with work anniversaries this March! On our team for 2 years to 33 years, THANK YOU for your continued service and dedication. Be on the lookout for future team member anniversaries! Tom Neilsen - Kent -...

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Meet Don Tomello

Don Tomello has been a KEP team member for 21 years and works as a tender at our Kent facility. Don has personally trained over 30 new employees throughout his tenure at KEP. Don is very personable and great at what he does, making him an ideal...

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Happy Anniversary

We want to give a shout out to celebrate the service and longevity of all our KEP team members with work anniversaries this February! Ranging from 1 year to 33 years, we’re so proud to say THANK YOU to our team members whose loyalty and...

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KEP is a FIRST® Silver Supplier

For over 15 years, Kent Elastomer Products has been a sponsor of the FIRST® Robotics Competition. This year – for the 2019 FIRST Robotics Competition Season, KEP is a silver level supplier! Over the years, we have donated thousands of feet of...

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$26,270 Raised for Ronald McDonald House of Akron

KEP employees just wrapped up this year’s donation drive for the Ronald McDonald House of Akron! We are excited to donate a total of $26,270!! On January 30, 2019, KEP team members Michelle Walker, Mary Brady, Michael Stecyk, Greg Graham,...

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Meet Michael Stecyk

Michael Stecyk, the Manager of Technical Services at our Kent Facility, has a broad background that ranges from elastomers and electrochemical diagnostic devices to surfactants and early drug discovery research. Michael’s research and...

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KEP Mantra: How Can We Do This Better?

Many people and places have motivational phrases. Everything from “Make it happen!” to “Dare to dream” is designed to inspire hard work and success. KEP employees embrace the idea that they should never settle for good enough. Instead, they are encouraged to ask...

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Meet Regina Gordon

As our Kent facility’s Order Entry/Billing Specialist, Regina Gordon works hard and strives high to give KEP customers timely, accurate and excellent service. Regina’s attention to detail holds the billing and order entry process to the same...

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Following Good Manufacturing Processes Saves Money

We want our customers to save money in 2019, not waste it! Here are 5 reasons why following good manufacturing processes saves money for our clients in industries ranging from Food & Beverage to Medical & Dental: 1. Before getting to...

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From Design to Finished Product

Have a unique challenge? Put KEP to the test! We’ve solved a broad range of customer challenges – including many product solutions that stand the test of time. A large medical device customer of ours was left with several challenges after buying...

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Meet Brad Huntley

As KEP’s Strategic Alliance Manager, Brad Huntley comes to us with a wealth of experience that will help KEP continue to grow. Brad has a successful 35-year background in sales and sales management, which includes many honors and numerous...

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Congrats Thomas Kiglics

In addition to celebrating leadership among our team, we love sharing stories of KEP kids following in the leadership footsteps of their parents! KEP’s Director of Quality Assurance, Beverly Kiglics’s son, Thomas Kiglics, recently earned the...

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Working Within Limited Timeframes

In 2009, a valued client needed a new, latex-free diaphragm product manufactured and delivered in 6 weeks. Under normal manufacturing conditions, this is a tight lead time, but when working within limited production windows our KEP teams know how to keep...

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Kent Elastomer Products to Expand Kent Facility

  Groundbreaking Has Begun for Kent Facility Expansion Kent Elastomer Products Inc., (KEP) is expanding its headquarters at 1500 St. Clair Ave., Kent, OH 44240 to accommodate a growing workforce. KEP – a leading U.S. manufacturer and distributor of...

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Meet Teri Clark

Teri Clark is a Staff Accountant at our Kent facility. With a background in the accounting field, Teri offers experienced accounting services in accounts payable, accounts receivable, credit and collections, payroll and human resources. Teri has...

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Meet Greg Graham

Greg Graham is the Director of Extrusion Operations out of our Mogadore facility and has been with the company for 17 years! Greg began his career as a technician before working his way up to a supervisor role and now management. Greg says he is...

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New Hires and Promotions

We want to shine a light on all our great new hires and promotions! With a range of educational backgrounds, and decades of combined experience in chemistry, management, business, strategic sales, accounting and more, our newest team members are...

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Thank You to Our Team Members

We thank all of our hardworking teams in our Kent, Mogadore and Winesburg facilities for all that you do to keep KEP continually improving and growing steady. Many of our unsung heroes are people who perform very important roles, quietly and...

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Delivering Products… Better!

In 2016, one of our loyal food and beverage customers complained of receiving their finished product in damaged boxes. The boxes of our product were being handled roughly by the freight company, but we knew we could work out a solution on our...

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