DeWys Metal Solutions Announces Leadership Team Restructuring

To better serve its global customer base and oversee an expanding portfolio of companies—including DeWys Manufacturing, ReFab, DeWys Stainless Solutions, American Grower Resource, and all future acquisitions—DeWys Metal Solutions is announcing the following executive leadership promotions.

Effective immediately, Chris Hawkins will be promoted to the role of Chief Operating Officer. Chris has more than 30 years of manufacturing experience and all but two of them have been with DeWys. After roles in fabrication and design & building tooling, he oversaw the company’s automation, which has since become a dedicated practice with its own supporting innovation team. With more than 15 years in a leadership role, he has employed Lean practices to optimize organizational structure, processes, and equipment along with an Operational Excellence program to support lead times, sales growth, and company success.

Chris Hawkins and Christa Smith

Christa Smith will be promoted to Chief Revenue Officer. Of the 20 years she has successfully guided customer service and sales teams, 16 of them have been in manufacturing. More recently, Christa has led cost estimating, customer service, sales, and marketing for DeWys. In the process, she has helped the company reach diversified markets and achieve record sales. Finally, working in close collaboration with the executive team, Christa helped scale the company for growth with improved processes and team structure.

The company is also excited to be in the process of naming a Chief Financial Officer.

Poised for growth, DeWys Metal Solutions was launched in 2021 to advance its strategic goals and enhance its brand identity. In just 18 months, the company has enjoyed record sales and significant CapEx investments.

With the same strategic focus, each of DeWys’ portfolio of companies will continue to acquire talent, services, and innovation capable of meeting or exceeding its customers’ long-term needs.

“The new structure will allow us to better serve customers across our four companies,” explains Mark Schoenborn, President, and Co-Owner of DeWys Metal Solutions. “It will also streamline our acquisition process and push us closer to becoming a $100M multi-site company.”

The DeWys Metal Solutions executive team is excited and determined to advance the future of manufacturing while remaining one of the Best and Brightest Companies in West Michigan and the Nation!

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