Kewaunee Scientific Corporation today announced that Douglas J. Batdorff has joined the Company as Vice President of Manufacturing Operations. Mr. Batdorff will have responsibility for all of Kewaunee’s domestic manufacturing operations.
Mr. Batdorff has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University and a Master of Science in Manufacturing Operations from Kettering University. Mr. Batdorff has held various executive leadership positions throughout his career, most recently with Legacy Cabinets, Inc. as Chief Operations Officer. Prior to Legacy Cabinets, he was the Director of Manufacturing for US Operations of Steelcase, having held various management positions within Steelcase prior to that position.
“I am very excited to have Doug join our management team,” said Thomas D. Hull III, President and Chief Executive Officer of Kewaunee Scientific. “His diverse manufacturing background will help accelerate Kewaunee’s operational excellence journey as we invest in our capabilities to improve our competitiveness in the marketplace.”