Shaun Thomas rejoins SMW-Autoblok Corp.

April 01, 2020 - 04:30pm
Shaun Thomas

Wheeling, Illinois – SMW Autoblok, which focuses on the design and manufacture of rotational chucks, stationary workholding, tooling and custom-engineered solutions for the machine tool industry, announced that Shaun Thomas rejoined the Wheeling, Illinois, company as technical operations senior manager. Shaun brings over 15 years of experience and technical knowledge in engineering and workholding in addition to leadership and development to his new senior role with SMW Autoblok.

As Technical Operations Senior Manager, Shaun leads the continued development and execution of the company’s technical workholding and project management including implementing Continuous Improvement Processes. Focusing on engineering, quality and custom solutions, Shaun leads our production and engineering team to ensure that SMW Autoblok’s products meet and exceed customer requirements for quality and timeliness.

 “Shaun is an asset to our growing engineering and technical team, and we are happy to have him back at our company,” said Ron Shibovich, President – Operations Division. “His many years of experience and expertise in engineering, workholding, PDM and ERP will serve us well.”

Prior to his role with SMW Autoblok, Shaun worked as Senior Manager, Engineering Manufacturing for Kitagawa Northtech. He also previously worked for over a decade at SMW Autoblok as Engineering Supervisor where he managed and mentored a four-person engineering team and oversaw quality control operations. He holds an M.B.A. from Capella University and a B.A. in Industrial Technology from Northern Illinois University. Shaun currently resides in Arlington Heights, Illinois, in the neighborhood where he was born and raised with his wife and two young sons.

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