Summit Manufacturing’s Kernersville facility is getting prepared for a much-anticipated move. The company, which has been in its current location since June 2008, is moving just over 20 miles down the road to Greensboro, North Carolina.
The new facility will be smack in the middle of all that is aviation. In fact, North Carolina is known for aviation. In 1900, Orville and Wilbur Wright chose the Outer Banks as the place to perfect the art of flight and science. Additionally, the first American airplane was built in North Carolina. Today, the state is home to approximately 200 aerospace companies and 400 aerospace suppliers, including companies like Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, Honda Aircraft, Haeco Group and more.
“We are extremely excited for our upcoming move,” said Garrett Wishon, director of manufacturing for Summit Aviation Manufacturing’s North Carolina facility. “We are gaining just over 19-thousand square feet of space with this move and the facility has a wide-open floor area, so we are not constricted by old construction.”
Wishon added the space will allow them to grow, add capabilities and machinery and better streamline activities that have been constricted in their current location.
The company is expected to be moved into the Greensboro location by mid to late second quarter.
We have fun news to share with you in this quarter’s newsletter. In addition to a new location, we’ve also promoted some existing team members who bring a high level of talent to Summit Aviation, and we want to officially recognize them.
We are pleased to announce that Garrett Wishon has been promoted from production manager to director of manufacturing at our North Carolina facility. Through Garrett and the team’s hard work, dedication, and loyalty, we are continually improving operations and accomplishing goals set forth for the facility. We step confidently into the future with him at the helm.
Justin Cevette, who has directed our business development team for many years, will be stepping away from his full-time involvement with Summit Aviation to accept a larger role in his family business. He will, however, stay on as an advisor and therefore his contact info has not changed. We are appreciative of his leadership and expertise.
Todd Anderson, who has worked closely with and trained under Justin Cevette for many years, has shown great talent and leadership. He has been promoted from business development representative to business development manager. He will report to Garrett Wishon in his new role.
As a company, our goal is to continue to grow in ways that allow us to better support the needs of our customers. Growing our sales department with people who will keep our customer-first mentality is a top priority. With that in mind, we’re happy to announce that Joe Majewski has come on board as a business development representative. He resides in Seattle, Washington.
Additionally, John Morgan has been promoted from business analyst to business development representative. John started on the floor as a technician and has parlayed his skill and knowledge into a support role for our manufacturing customers.
And finally, Thomas Burgin has joined the Kentucky manufacturing facility as a manufacturing engineer. Thomas has a background in automotive manufacturing and is a natural fit for his new role.