AdvancedClean Air Technologies Global (ACAT), manufacturer of lightweight and efficientcatalytic converter substrates, has hired Darrell Blackburn â€“ apurchasing/supply chain specialist for nearly three decades in the automotiveand defense industries â€“ as vice president of purchasing and global supplychain.
Blackburn,who holds a Masters of Science degree from the University of Detroit, joins thenorthern Michigan-based ACAT after handling global supply chain operations forcompanies including Raytheon and Delphi/General Motors. His new positionat ACAT will focus on developing and directing the global supply chainoperations and Materials Group, including personnel management, systemsdevelopment, purchasing and inventory of raw materials, vendor negotiations andselection and distribution of finished goods.
â€œDarrell hasdelivered top-quality work in complex global industries and his talents willcertainly be a huge asset to ACAT,â€ said Joseph A. Moch, President and CEO ofACAT Global. â€œWhether it’s direct or indirect purchasing, globalstrategic sourcing or Lean and Six Sigma, Darrell has proven to be a leader innumerous global supply management processes.â€
ACATmanufactures metallic catalytic converter substrates using their patentedâ€œherringboneâ€ design that allows ACAT’s catalytic converters to be smaller andlighter than competitive units.
ACAT GlobalLLC of Charlevoix, Mich., utilizes patented and proprietary technology andprocesses to manufacture the world’s lightest, smallest and most effectivemetallic catalytic converter substrates. The substrates, which use up to 30percent less raw materials than the competition, improve efficiency whilereducing pollutants emitted by internal combustion engines, fuel cells or anypower source that creates emissions (from motorcycles to industrial facilities,such as power plants and oil refineries). ACAT Global strives to help clientsmeet their emissions reduction goals by providing solutions that complywith North American (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and theCalifornia Air Resources Board) and worldwide emissions policies. For moreinformation, visit http://www.acatglobal.com/