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Kadant Johnson expands operations group with two appointments

April 7, 2020  By P&PC Staff

Alan Ives

Kadant Johnson, a subsidiary of Kadant, has expanded its operations group with two job appointments.

Alan Ives is the new vice-president, operations and Harry Brown is the new director of manufacturing.

The expanded operations group now includes manufacturing, supply chain, quality assurance, EH&S and engineering.


Prior to this appointment, Ives served as the director of engineering and held various technical roles since joining the company in 1993.

Brown formerly served as manufacturing superintendent at Kadant Johnson and prior to that worked in various capacities in manufacturing since joining the company in 1980.

Harry Brown

“I am pleased to have two highly capable and seasoned leaders taking on these important roles in our operations group,” says Wes Martz, president of Kadant Johnson, in a statement.

“I have personally worked with Al and Harry for more than 25 years and am confident they will succeed in strengthening our ability to fulfill our promises of quality and on-time delivery and drive further innovation and process improvements throughout the company.”

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