BLOOMSBURG, PENN. (September 10, 2012) – KYDEX, LLC today announced that it has appointed Mike Karr to Director of Operations. Karr, who previously served as North America Business Manager at KYDEX, will be responsible for daily operations for the global plastic manufacturer. In this role, he will streamline operations and drive efficiency as the company continues to expand into new verticals and geographic markets.

"Mike has been an instrumental member of our sales team for more than six years. He understands our customers, our brand and our core manufacturing processes and promises to serve as the voice for the customer at the operations level," said Ronn Cort, president at KYDEX, LLC. "I've had the privilege of working with Mike for nearly 18 years and feel confident that he will perpetuate our culture of collaboration and innovation among our employees and customers in this new role."

Karr has more than 26 years of experience in both management and operations in the manufacturing industry. In the five years he has been with KYDEX, he has been instrumental in doubling KYDEX's business, expanding the brand name across North America and realigning the North America sales team in achieving growth and exposure. Leveraging relationships with both sales and manufacturing teams, Karr will be responsible for streamlining communication between them to improve operational efficiency and drive innovation.

Prior to joining KYDEX, Karr served as Business Manager, Operations and Private Label Group at Fomo Products, Inc. and before that, as Operations Manager at Koroseal Wall Protection Systems. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Cleary College in Howell, MI.

KYDEX, LLC has embarked on a search to fill the role of North America Business Manager. Until a replacement is found, Karr will continue to serve his North American clients. This announcement follows the recent appointment of two new territory sales managers and the promotion of Ronn Cort to president. For more information about recent changes at KYDEX, please visit

SEKISUI KYDEX will be closed on Monday, May 29th to commemorate Memorial Day.
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