February’s Go-To Guy: Jose Lopez, Elite Finishing

Know a guy or gal in the industry who should be recognized? Email Jess Larkin at jlarkin@pfonline.com.


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Jose Lopez, Elite Finishing

Jose started at Elite at 17 and has been there 36 years, now as plant manager. He comes in early to check on things, and can be seen at the plant late at night checking up on projects. Jose's wife and daughter both work at Elite, too. “We should be calling the place Lopez Platng because Jose cares so much about the company, treating as if it was his own,” said Jaime Maliszewski, president of Elite.



Go-To Guys




Carl Weber, Professional Plating Inc., is a total “Glue Man”! Carl joined Professional Plating Inc. in Wisconsin with only 10,000 square feet of space. He has been an integral part of six expansions and is currently leading efforts on the seventh and largest expansion yet of over 60,000 square feet, which includes a new cellular zinc rack plating line. After the current expansion, he will oversee and add value to the 210,000 square feet in his maintenance management role.





Tom “Tucker” Gulland, RPW Inc., started at RPW at the age of 17 and has been employed for over 33 years. Tucker now holds the title of assistant plant manager with a reputation as the guy that gets things done. Customers, suppliers and employees all know that Tucker where to find it, how to plate it and where it goes. Tucker has done everything from racking to managing.



Know a guy or gal in the industry who should be recognized? Email Jess Larkin at jlarkin@PFonline.com.


Originally published in the February 2016 issue.