MFG Promotes Carl LaFrance to SVP Quality

MFG announced today the promotion of Carl LaFrance to corporate SVP of Quality, a position that is part of a broader realignment of the company’s top management team.  This position is additive to his role as Chief Information Officer.

For the last 14 years Carl has held the position of wind energy champion at MFG, overseeing the company’s wind turbine component business. Wind energy parts are produced at five of MFG’s factories in the United States. Prior to managing the wind business, he served the company in quality engineering and manufacturing management at MFG Composite Systems, process and facilities engineering management at MFG Premier Molding, and various management roles at MFG Corporate.

Carl’s expertise in quality manufacturing systems and practices will be channeled to support MFG’s network of factories to further build MFG’s strong reputation for exceeding customer expectations of product quality.

According to Carl, “The approach I like to take is not enforcement, but proactive reputation management with guidance from rigorous cost of quality analysis in the spirit of continuous improvement. I will be meeting regularly with the entities and their customers to exchange best practices and share lessons learned from our most sophisticated manufacturing operations and customers.”

Prior to joining MFG, Carl held various engineering management roles at Swagelok and served as an officer in the United States Navy.