North Las Vegas, NV – January 14 — ColeKepro International,LLC, the parent company of CKI Gaming and American Locker, announces the appointment of Timothy Cole to their executive team. Cole joins the team at their North Las Vegas headquarters as COO, responsible for Production Planning and Control, Supply Chain and Operations.
Cole’s considerable experience with management and operations for companies like Procter & Gamble, Forno Bravo and Bella Outdoor Living provided ColeKepro’s executive search team with the track record they were looking for.
In addition to Cole’s outstanding record as an organizational leader, he returns to ColeKepro with 12 years of prior experience leading its predecessor company, Cole Industries where he earned his way to the position of COO in 2005 and President in 2007. He exited the company in 2009.
In his role as COO, Cole’s primary focus will be operational scalability, cycle time reduction, improved product quality, and positioning the company for multi-industry growth in the gaming and locker market segments.
Effective immediately, Cole will join the company’s executive team working alongside Frederick Cook, Chief Executive Officer and Andrew Cashin, Chief Financial Officer.
“We are very enthusiastic about Tim’s return,” says Cook. “Tim has proven himself time and again as an expert in operations for companies dealing with complex production and manufacturing logistics.”
Cole has a history of success during his career, having previously produced an increase from 60% to a near perfect 98% close rate for capital accounting and purchasing procedures at Fru-Con Construction, a sub-contractor of Procter & Gamble. And recently, he led Forno Bravo through its restructuring in preparation for its acquisition, placing Forno Bravo in the leading position of the international pizza oven manufacturing industry.
“Bringing Tim onboard is a vital strategic move for our evolving organization,” notes Cashin. “As our demand for products has grown rapidly, we found the need to augment our organization with proven leadership from an accomplished and experienced leader who understands the complexities of our unique operations. Tim will be improving our lead times in our operations with higher throughput through efficiency and Lean principles.”
The decision to add Cole to the executive team signals a strong move in ColeKepro’s evolution as a company being engineered to deliver better solutions for customers while maintaining cost-efficiencies and driving home profits to their bottom line.
ABOUT COLEKEPRO INTERNATIONAL, LLC. – ColeKepro International, LLC is the parent company of CKI Gaming, a North Las Vegas and Taiwan based designer, developer and manufacturer of high performance slot machines and associated peripherals. ColeKepro International, LLC — the recognized leader in gaming cabinets™, is the industry leader and global supplier of designed and manufactured turnkey gaming cabinets and other fabricated metal products. Our facilities are state of the art, offering design, fabrication and assembly services. As the foundation of our company, each person brings with them their unique talents and insight that make us what we are today. www.colekepro.com
ABOUT CKI LOCKER, LLC, dba, American Locker. American Locker is a U.S. based manufacturer of locker solutions. American Locker provides customized locker solutions for a wide variety of industries including Postal/Delivery, Corporate, Military and Government, Law Enforcement, Amusement Parks, Water Parks, Apartment/Multi-family Units, Universities/Education, Telecommunications, Ski Resorts, Exhibitions and Conferences, and Transportation. American Locker is the originator of the coin-operated locker and is widely known for their lockers with orange-capped keys. For over 120 years, American Locker has been setting the standard for U.S. manufacturing and innovation. You can learn more about American Locker at americanlocker.com.