Los Angeles, October 4, 2021 – Western Pacific Storage Solutions (WPSS.com) today announced that it has hired senior supply chain engineer Chuck Johnson to lead its engineering department. As Director of Engineering, Johnson brings an in-depth eighteen-year experience in supply chain engineering project management and product development and will oversee the Western Pacific engineering team, widely respected throughout the industry. Former Director of Engineering Noel Toquero is excited to become a Senior Engineer in Estimation and R&D.
Reflecting on his new role, Johnson said, “I’m a process-heavy specialist in the way I think and work, but the customer doesn’t pay for the process, they pay for the outcome of the process. For me, it’s about improving our existing lines and expanding our available lines – helping to streamline and expand at the same time. There is an incredible amount of talent and knowledge at WPSS with a strong team of engineers, and building on that strength, we will be a force to be reckoned with.
Among Johnson’s responsibilities at Western Pacific will be overseeing day-to-day engineering work, including estimation, CAD and project management. At the same time, he will focus on improving existing products and optimizing the path for Western Pacific to “deliver products to market that will bring value to our customers,” Johnson said.
Tom Rogers, CEO of Western Pacific, said that with Western Pacific’s commitment to lean engineering processes and Chuck’s dedication to processes (he holds Lean Six Sigma, Manager of Quality Organizational Excellence and Agile certificates Project Management), we believe Chuck will truly be an asset to our organization and our clients.
Johnson developed his engineering / project management, product development and team building skills at leading California supply chain companies, where he was recruited to enhance new product development across the broad range of product categories, as well as a manufacturer of custom racing pistons where he was promoted to Director of Engineering to lead the quality, R&D and application engineering teams.
Chuck Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology from California State University in Los Angeles and an AA in technical writing from Palomar Community College. A lifelong automotive enthusiast, Johnson drove a race car to set three ground speed records (193 MPH) – two of which are still standing – and formed / led the team that built and campaigned for the car. . In his spare time, his automotive engineering skills also led him to a multi-year position as a Contributing Editor for MotoIQ, an automotive performance website that provides technical content.
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For the past thirty years, Western Pacific Storage Solutions (www.WPSS.com) has served the smartest links in the supply chain, becoming one of the leaders in the material handling industry. The company has grown steadily as a trusted supplier of industrial shelving, tiered systems and work platforms (mezzanines) for some of the world’s largest companies, serving customers in the global chain. global sourcing and handling. The company’s domestic operations in California, Texas and Kentucky include manufacturing plants and three well-stocked distribution centers.