EDENTON, N.C. – Joan Maxwell, president of Regulator Marine Inc., today announced the appointment of Keith Stevens as vice president of operations. Stevens previously held this position from 2006 through 2012, developing Regulator’s sales, inventory and operations model to improve competitiveness and implementing many lean principles that helped the company weather the recession and emerge a much stronger company. The past three years have seen Stevens managing thousands of people and hundreds of processes as he commanded breakthrough results at Amazon.com’s Charleston, Tenn. fulfillment center. While at Amazon, a Fortune 100 company, Stevens’ facility led the network in productivity and quality, while becoming lowest cost producer in class.
“We are thrilled to welcome Keith back to the Regulator family,” said Maxwell. “Keith’s drive for continuous improvement in product development and actual construction will ensure that Regulator remains a leader in the center console sportfishing segment for many years to come.”
Stevens is uniquely experienced in both production and distribution, and known for continuously cultivating top talent to create a collaborative, high-performance environment while working to institute processes that will increase organizational efficiency and maintain product quality. Beyond his dedication to growing a business while maintaining a healthy bottom line, Stevens takes a customer-centric approach to management, a perfect fit for Regulator Marine’s culture.
In addition to his prior experience at Regulator and recent position at Amazon.com, Stevens has held top positions at Danaher, IBM and International Paper. He earned his MBA from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and a Masters of Science in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University.
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