Advanced Clean Air Technologies Global (ACAT), manufacturer of lightweight and efficient catalytic converter substrates, has hired Darrell Blackburn – a purchasing/supply chain specialist for nearly three decades in the automotive and defense industries – as vice president of purc" />

Issue: Feb 2014


ACAT GLOBAL HIRES DARRELL BLACKBURN AS VICE PRESIDENT OF PURCHASING AND GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN



by Jon Knox

Advanced Clean Air Technologies Global (ACAT), manufacturer of lightweight and efficient catalytic converter substrates, has hired Darrell Blackburn – a purchasing/supply chain specialist for nearly three decades in the automotive and defense industries – as vice president of purchasing and global supply chain.

Blackburn, who holds a Masters of Science degree from the University of Detroit, joins the northern Michigan-based ACAT after handling global supply chain operations for companies including Raytheon and Delphi/General Motors.  His new position at ACAT will focus on developing and directing the global supply chain operations and Materials Group, including personnel management, systems development, purchasing and inventory of raw materials, vendor negotiations and selection and distribution of finished goods.

“Darrell has delivered top-quality work in complex global industries and his talents will certainly be a huge asset to ACAT,” said Joseph A. Moch, President and CEO of ACAT Global.  “Whether it’s direct or indirect purchasing, global strategic sourcing or Lean and Six Sigma, Darrell has proven to be a leader in numerous global supply management processes.”

ACAT manufactures metallic catalytic converter substrates using their patented “herringbone” design that allows ACAT’s catalytic converters to be smaller and lighter than competitive units.

About ACAT Global

ACAT Global LLC of Charlevoix, Mich., utilizes patented and proprietary technology and processes to manufacture the world’s lightest, smallest and most effective metallic catalytic converter substrates. The substrates, which use up to 30 percent less raw materials than the competition, improve efficiency while reducing pollutants emitted by internal combustion engines, fuel cells or any power source that creates emissions (from motorcycles to industrial facilities, such as power plants and oil refineries). ACAT Global strives to help clients meet their emissions reduction goals by providing solutions that comply with North American (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board) and worldwide emissions policies. For more information, visit http://www.acatglobal.com/

 



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