Tom Dodds, President, Rope and Assemblies Division
Tom has been with the CWI Group for over 20 years. Starting with a Commercial background, he also has experience in senior management roles on the Operations side. Along the way, as Central Wire grew from 2 locations into the CWI Group we know today, he has been responsible for developing and managing relationships with key accounts as well as development and management of Commercial Team members, assisting in supplier relationships and working with Central Wire facilities Managers to help them better understand the financial results and performance of their operations ( including ways to improve Commercial Sales and reduce Operational Costs).
Tom is very excited and privileged to join the team of 4 companies, now known as the Rope & Assemblies Division ( Loos & Co, Strand Core, Sanlo and Loos Cableware).
Alan Jaaskela, Vice President, Operations
Alan has worked at Loos & Co., for over 30 years in a variety of roles. He has had managerial and supervisory positions in Purchasing, Materials Management, Production Scheduling, and all manufacturing phases of wire drawing, stranding, and cable assemblies. In his role as Vice President of Operations he is responsible for ensuring that every department within our manufacturing facility is operating at its highest ability.
Alan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Central Connecticut State University.
Robert Davis, Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Robert has been with Loos & Co., Inc. for over 10 years, starting out as a sales representative and working his way up to his present role of Vice President, Sales & Marketing. His role in the company is finding solutions for our customers. For the past several years, he has led expansion of our Medical Technologies Division through market research and business development.
Robert graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Marketing and received his MBA from the University of Connecticut.
Meredith Breault, Quality Manager
Meredith has 18 years of Quality Assurance and Quality Engineering experience and has been with Loos & Co., Inc for over 10 years. In her various roles in both the Quality and Engineering departments, she has worked to improve products and processes in several areas, including wire, cable assemblies, medical products and brush wire. This experience has prepared her well for her role as Quality Manager, responsible for implementation and maintenance of our Quality Management System certification to ISO 9001, AS9100D, and ISO 13485. Meredith attended the University of Connecticut and has also achieved certificates in Statistical Process Control Administration and Lean Manufacturing, and is a certified ISO 13485 Internal Auditor.
Curtis J. Schopfer, Engineering Manager
Curtis has over 30 years of engineering experience in all aspects of wire rope manufacturing, wire fabrication, end connections (assembly work), lubrication, installation, operation, forensic analysis, and process design. He has served as the Chairman of the Wire Rope Technical Board and the Aircraft Cable Control Group. Throughout his 18 years at Loos, Curt has focused on cables for critical applications such as those used in Aircraft and Aerospace, Rescue Hoist, Exercise Equipment, Theatrical, and Medical Equipment and Device applications.
Curtis received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark College of Engineering. He is also currently a member of the Wire Association International and American Society for Testing Materials.
Ron Lambert, General Manager, Wire Mill
Ron has worked for Loos & Co, Inc for over 20 years. During this time he has performed many roles throughout the company, including shipping, receiving, materials management, scheduling, sales, project management, lean manufacturing, maintenance, wire drawing, stranding, extruding, and cable assembly fabrication. Ron has held supervisory and managerial responsibilities in many of these areas. As the General Manager of the Wire Mill, Ron oversees day to day operations for all the wire manufactured as well as receiving in materials and shipping out customer orders.
Ron graduated from the American School where he majored in mechanics. Ron has also received a certificate in leadership & management from the Quinebaug Valley Community College.