Adrian named VP, GM of Custom-Pak facility

Lonnie Adrian

CLINTON — Lonnie Adrian has been promoted to the position of vice president and general manager of Custom-Pak’s Group A manufacturing facility effective Feb. 20.

The announcement was made by Jeff Anderson, president and CEO of Custom-Pak, Inc.

Adrian began his career with Custom-Pak in 1985 as a machine operator working in Custom-Pak’s Group A manufacturing facility. In 1986, he moved to a process position in Group A and in 1988 was promoted to a group leader in the company's Group B manufacturing facility.

In 1990, he became a shift supervisor in Group A and was then promoted to the position of Plant 4 facilitator in Group A in 1993. In 2005, Adrian was promoted to the position of group facilitator in Group A and then in 2010 he was promoted to the position of manufacturing manager.

Since April 1, 2018, he has held the position of general manager of Custom-Pak’s Group A manufacturing facility. During his tenure with Custom-Pak, Adrian has been instrumental in a number of operational and process/product improvements. Additionally, he has established himself as a fair and trusted colleague who works hard for the success of Custom-Pak and the welfare of all employees, Anderson said.

During his time at Custom-Pak, Adrian has continued his education and taken a number of classes to enhance his manufacturing knowledge and expertise. These classes include Integrating Lean, Six Sigma, and Theory of Constraints, Implementing and Sustaining 5S with Visual Management, Value Stream Mapping and Modeling, Leading Lean: Management Tools & Techniques for Achieving & Sustaining Meaningful Results, Thinking Outside the Lines for Business Leaders and Managers, Dale Carnegie and Managing Multiple Priorities, Projects and Deadlines.

Adrian and his wife, Darla, reside in Charlotte. They have three grown children and four grandchildren.

In his new position, Adrian will become an officer of Custom-Pak, Inc. He will continue to have P&L responsibility for Custom-Pak’s Group A manufacturing facility and he will continue to have reporting responsibility to the president and CEO of Custom-Pak.