Crystal Atkins Named Site Manager of Austell, GA Facility
EG Industries, a world leader in plastic injection molding, tooling and automation announced the promotion of Crystal Atkins to the position of Plant Manager of its Austell, GA manufacturing facility today. Crystal becomes the first female to be named to this role in the company’s 40-year history.
Crystal Atkins (right) examines an area requiring special attention for a production part with Rene Pledger, an Operator at EGI’s Austell, GA facility.
As Plant Manager, Crystal will oversee the operations of EG Industries’ 60,000 square-foot facility and manage 34 employees. The plant, which became part of EG Industries’ network of manufacturing facilities across North America in 2012 through the acquisition of Quality Plastics, specializes in extreme precision components and highly engineered materials for medical, consumer, industrial, and transportation applications.
The plant operates more than a dozen presses with clamping forces from 28 to 427 tons and performs a range of secondary operations such as ultrasonic welding, hot stamping, pad printing, kitting, and assembly. The facility counts among its customers some of the world’s most trusted brands who rely on EG Industries for custom molding precision, state-of-the-art equipment, and highly trained staff dedicated to the production of quality parts.
“Crystal brings extensive experience to this position, having been in the automotive industry as well as general injection molding for many years,” said Rob Simon, Vice President at EG Industries. “Her overall business acumen, leadership ability, and internal drive to continuously improve all contributed to the decision to promote her to Plant Manager of the Austell, GA facility. We wish her much success in her new role and added responsibilities.”
Crystal started her career as an Assembly Line Operator, moving up through the ranks to become Customer Service Manager and Production Manager. Prior to her promotion to her current role, Crystal was a Quality Engineer and most recently, was a Project/Sales Engineer working closely with the Commercial Operations team on business development.