Silgan Closures, a leader in the development and manufacture of innovative closures and closure/fitment systems, has announced that Anant Deshpande has joined its management team as Manager, Continuous Improvement. Based at Silgan Closures’ Downers Grove headquarters, Deshpande will be responsible for implementing the company’s Continuous Improvement initiative, including the development of Lean training materials specific to Silgan Closures. He will lead the Continuous Improvement Steering Committee and develop and monitor the strategic continuous improvement plan, while implementing defined OPEX initiatives across the organization.
Deshpande is a Lean Six Sigma professional with progressive experience in the plastics, automotive, beverage, transit, chemical and printing industries. He has developed, implemented and administered Lean Six Sigma programs and Total Quality Management systems and been active in developing partnerships with key suppliers. He earned both his Master’s degree in Statistics and Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Pune, India.
Deshpande comes to Silgan Closures from Jabil Packaging Solutions, where he was Manager, Quality & Lean Six Sigma. Prior to that, he worked as Manager, Quality & Continuous Improvement for Berry Plastics; Director, Quality Assurance for Specialty Print Communications; Continuous Improvement Specialist/Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt for Kraft Foods and Harley-Davidson Motor Company; Six Sigma Black Belt for Praxair Distribution; Director, Quality for Vapor Bus International; and Quality Assurance Manager for IMI Cornelius Remcor, Owens-Brockway Plastic Products, and Van Norman Molding Company.
Silgan Closures is a global supplier of metal, plastic and composite closure systems for food and beverage products, and a member of the Silgan Holdings group of companies, leaders in providing innovative packaging solutions for a wide range of applications.The Silgan Closure headquarters and innovation center are located in Downers Grove, Illinois and it operates multiple manufacturing plants in North and South America, Europe and the Far East.
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