Walker, Michigan (June 2021) – Tubelite Inc. welcomes Erika L. Heredia R. as the company’s continuous improvement director based in Walker, Michigan. Reporting to Dean Seger, vice president of integrated supply chain, Heredia’s focus will be to lead the implementation of lean manufacturing initiatives for Tubelite’s six locations.
Heredia draws from a decade of leadership in Apogee Enterprises Inc.‘s family of businesses including Viracon, at Tru Vue and now at Tubelite. She most recently served as Viracon’s continuous improvement manager and previously as the coatings production manager. Heredia has extensive Six Sigma training and completed Apogee’s 17-month Lean Six Sigma Black Belt management trainee program. She applied this knowledge as a lean Six Sigma Black Belt at Tru Vue.
In addition to her professional experience, Heredia earned a master’s degree in production and management, and industrial process improvement from OBS Business School through Spain’s Barcelona University. Fluent in Spanish, she also has Master of Science/Technology in manufacturing and management with a concentration in occupational safety from Georgia Southern University. In addition, she holds a bachelor’s degree in commercial engineering from the Ecuador’s University Army Polytechnic School.
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About Tubelite Inc.
For 75 years, glazing contractors have counted on Tubelite’s dependable service, fabrication and distribution of architectural aluminum products. Part of Apogee Enterprises, Inc., the company is an industry leader in eco-efficient storefront, curtainwall and entrance systems, and recognized for its fast, reliable and consistent delivery.
Tubelite’s corporate office, fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations are located in Walker, Michigan. Its Dallas location provides additional fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations. Its facility in Reed City, Michigan, houses the company’s aluminum extrusion operation. The company also has an office in Warwick, Rhode Island.
Tubelite and its staff are members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA), the National Glass Association (NGA), the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), the Society of Military Engineers (SAME) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).