HK Research has named Ken Lore to the position of Operations Manager. Employed with the company since July, 2003, and a mechanical engineer by training, Ken brings his experience of more than 25 years in the pharmaceutical glass industry. He has managed all facets of production and quality systems. In his new role with HK Research, Lore will oversee and be directly involved with every aspect of plant operations from scheduling and personnel to the manufacturing, packaging and shipping of America’s finest gel coats. ” We are very pleased to have Ken Lore on board at HK Research. He comes to us with a great technical background and plenty of quality systems experience which will help us operate at a very high level,” said HK President, Richard Higgins.
Lore will also play a leading role in ongoing facility upgrades and the continuing implementation of new state-of-the-art touch screen control technology. As HK Research moves further into gel coat production for the marine industry, the emphasis on the company’s hallmarks of batch-to-batch consistency and exceptional quality becomes even greater. “These changes are exciting and give us the opportunity to do the best job for our customers who are honest and forthright in their expectations”, Lore said. “I’m happy to be a part of a company with such a great reputation for quality and innovation. I really enjoy the work I do.”
Lore replaces long-time former Operations Manager, Ted Hilton. Although retired, Hilton is still working as a consultant with HK Research and continues to contribute to operations.