Lean Problem Solver | Employees of the Month | Table

Daniel Brasic

In today’s world, organizations don’t have to rely on face-to-face communication for conveying information. Instead, they can connect through modes such as email. But what if not every employee has access to a computer? Read more »

Juanita Middleton

For many manufacturing companies, the organization of inventory can mean the difference between a profit and a loss. Juanita Middleton, storeroom employee at Western Window Systems, ensures the company’s manufacturing parts are readily Read more »

Eric Ottesen

In business, as in life, solving problems happens on a regular basis – from simple things like paperwork headaches to complex manufacturing processes. For Eric Ottesen, supply chain analyst for Western Window Systems, problem-solving successes – big Read more »

Ramon Morales

Western Window Systems' Series 3600 Vinyl Multi-Slide Door was one of the biggest product launches in company history. But before it was officially introduced in January, it went through a massive development process that, thanks to employees like Ramon Morales, stayed successfully on track. Read more »

Fernando Corrales

Fernando Corrales is full of ideas. Really good ideas. And through Western Window Systems’ continuous improvement process (CIP), a method for identifying ways to streamline work and reduce waste, Corrales, who started with the company in 2012, is shining. Read more »

Shipping Team

You could say that the shipping department at Western Window Systems is a lot like the fastest runner on a relay squad: It has the most catching-up to do when the rest of the team falls behind. And despite hurdles like logistics, man hours for crating, and maintaining a positive customer service experience with both internal departments and external customers, freight manager Mike “Hollywood” Flores has one word to describe his team: unstoppable. Read more »

CAD Team

They average around 20 to 50 drawings a week and have produced tens of thousands of details. They’re the Western Window Systems CAD team. And to be successful, they have to work lean. Read more »

Danny Varela

Moving six truckloads (around 240,000 pounds) of mill material from Phoenix to California is an effort as massive as its sounds. And when it happened at Western Window Systems in October, Danny Varela, on the company’s receiving team, wasn’t about to take it lightly. Read more »

Owen Ayres

Helping to shoulder the responsibilities of another position while continuing to successfully perform your own duties is no easy task. But Owen Ayres, of Western Window Systems’ accounts payable team, makes it look easy. Read more »

Todd Papetti, Daniel Martinez and Mike Schultz

When one of Western Window Systems’ (WWS) manufacturing teams needed help, it got it -- times three. Read more »

Danny Bach

Fresh eyes can mean a fresh perspective, especially when it comes to finding ways to make Western Window Systems run faster, better, and more cost-efficiently. Read more »