Traco, a division of Kawneer Company, Inc. and manufacturer of high performance windows, named Thomas “Tom” VanSumeren general manager for Traco.
VanSumeren will draw on his more than 20 years of experience in manufacturing management and engineering to deliver operational and service excellence and drive profitable growth for Traco. Most recently, VanSumeren served as Plant Manager for Kawneer's curtain wall and window plant in Springdale, Ark., where under his leadership the plant achieved record results.
VanSumeren began his career with Alcoa in 1992 as Senior Manufacturing Engineer for the Alcoa Technical Center near Pittsburgh and later held various leadership positions in Alcoa’s automotive businesses. In 2006, he joined Alcoa’s Kawneer business as the Corporate Technical manager where he was responsible for developing and carrying out technical solutions to help improve manufacturing operations and which led to his promotion to Springdale Plant Manager. Prior to joining Alcoa, he spent six years with Kaiser Aluminum. BD+C