Cole Drussa is now Cambridge Engineering’s process improvement engineer, as part of the company’s “lean manufacturing journey” to achieve improvements in productivity, quality and lead time by eliminating waste. 

“Cole’s addition helps continue our lean journey by harnessing and building on our existing employee engagement, while bringing more traditional lean tools to our overall efforts,” said Kevin Thompson, Cambridge Engineering’s chief operating officer and chief  financial officer. “He provides invaluable leadership and skills to maximize the positive impact of our adoption of lean philosophies.”

Drussa has 11 years of experience in process engineering, production and quality-control management.

“We’re excited about the appointment of Cole to a leadership position within our lean team,” said Randy Niederer, Cambridge Engineering’s director of marketing. “Our lean efforts have resulted in a work environment where team members are truly empowered and invested, and as team leader, Cole will ensure these qualities continue and thrive.”

The company has also hired Matt Lanham as its new regional sales manager, who will be responsible for leading 10 to 12 independent HVAC representative firms and their representation of Cambridge equipment brands in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania.  He has 23 years of experience in chemical manufacturing, quality control, pharmaceutical processes, marketing and sales.

“Matt’s chemical process background and chemical ingredient sales management experience and success across the U.S. has equipped him well to succeed in his new role at Cambridge,” said Doug Eisenhart, the company’s director of sales. “Matt will also be working with the team closely on our upcoming CRM (customer relationship management) system implementation with the Salesforce platform.”