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Aurora expands facility and hires new staff

Industry News | May 6, 2016 | By:

Aurora Specialty Textiles Group Inc. (ASTG) announces additions to the company’s senior management and sales staff. ASTG recently invested in a streamlined, state-of-the-art U.S. manufacturing textile plant. The new hires reflect the company’s expansion as it adds new capabilities, including ultra-wide-width coating and finishing, which opens new markets for the company.

John Schuster has been named director of plant operations. In this capacity, Schuster will have responsibility for manufacturing, shipping and receiving, purchasing, inventory control, maintenance and plant engineering. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in materials and ceramics engineering from Iowa University and a Six Sigma Black Belt. In addition, Schuster is a student of the Toyota Production System and Management Principles of Operations Excellence Program.

Eric Lehoy has been hired as print media, western region sales representative. Lehoy brings 15 years of proven wide-format digital print industry experience, specializing in inks and coatings, as well as in selling a broad range of printable media. He holds an associate degree in electronics engineering technology from DeVry University and will be responsible for expanding Aurora’s position in the wide- and grand-format markets in California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Oregon and Washington.

Aurora Specialty Textiles Group Inc. provides services in coating, dyeing and finishing of woven and non-woven fabrics for a global market. Based in Yorkville, Illinois, U.S.A., the company has a 132-year tradition of innovation. Products include digitally printable textiles through Aurora’s Northern Lights Printable Textiles line, specialty home products, industrial products and tapes for a variety of industries.

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