Featured Team Members
Manufacturing Technology Engineer
Kevin Althouse began his exceptional career in auto glass manufacturing over 36 years ago. In fact, Kevin was a key member of the start-up crew for both the Auburn, Indiana and Grevenmacher, Luxembourg plants where he provided on-site training, supervising and leading team members in their roles and responsibilities. Throughout the years, he has held multiple positions in manufacturing leadership and engineering. Today, Kevin is known as the “Go to Guy” in the Manufacturing Technology Group and provides guidance and support companywide on all process and production related topics in glass manufacturing.
One of Kevin’s greatest contributions to the Carlex organization is the time and dedication he has devoted in coaching and mentoring individuals, cross-functional teams and global partners. In doing so, Kevin has empowered and fostered the One Carlex spirit across many team members.
We appreciate his work ethic, flexibility, honesty and sacrifices he makes to ensure Carlex meets its goals and objectives. Kevin’s constant efforts make our people, teams and the entire organization, a better Carlex for everyone.
Sébastien Roux began his automotive glass career when he joined Guardian Industries in 2002 as an Operator in the production department. Since the beginning, he showed an extraordinary commitment.
Always taking the extra step to ensure a project’s success is just one example of Sebastien’s outstanding work ethic. Further, he brings forth ideas on areas of improvement that have been able to save resources and improve productivity. Among these ideas is having initiated a dedicated tooling approach to enhance work output or an all-new hand grip to improve equipment interaction and reduce operator fatigue. Today, Sebastien works in laminating department at Calex’s facility in Grevenmacher, located in Luxembourg.
“A problem is not a problem it is an improvement opportunity!”
A great team player, Sebastien works cross functionally lending his support to other departments as needed. Sébastien also works closely with the Finishing Department on special prototype development. As a POKE-YOKE and training assistant, he helps operators to follow the necessary sequences of chemical application. Further, he supports Carlex even during his free time by printing parts with his own 3D printer.
We are very happy to have Sébastien in our team!
Director, Program Management
Tim Bryan began his impressive automotive glass career in February 2000 when working with Guardian Automotive as Program Manager, and then as an Advanced Program Development Manager. Soon after Carlex purchased Guardian Automotive, in 2014 Tim became a founding member of the Carlex Advanced Product Development team where he served as a Manager.
After several successful years in that role, Tim was promoted to his current position as Director, Program Management in May 2018. Tim’s vast knowledge and professionalism is noted by all who work with him. As a key leader in the organization, Tim has mentored several employees, including those who are new to the automotive glass industry. He has the unique ability to translate highly technical terminology into approachable and understandable information.
He embodies what is meant as a ‘trusted advisor’ and those who are fortunate to spend time working with Tim have been able to learn from his example and utilize this approach with all our valued customers. Tim is making a significant difference in the positive things that are happening at Carlex.
Engineering Process Technician, Auburn Glass Plant / Auburn, Indiana
In June of 1991, Mike launched his career in automotive glass with Guardian Industries where he began in production and later transitioned to an Engineering Process Technician. Mike was quickly recognized as the ‘go-to’ person for all things related to cutting, breakout, grinding and painting. Since the beginning, Mike has been loyal and dedicated not only to the team in Auburn, Indiana, but to the entire Carlex family.
He rises to every challenge and is quick to lend a helping hand, both internally and externally. Mike has mentored every one of our cutting/painting operators, no matter which shift or time of day. With everything that Mike does, our employees’ safety is the top priority. Teamwork and excellence are never optional, these are the rules by which he performs.
Mike is the definition of a servant leader; he puts people first, he is a skilled communicator, a compassionate collaborator, a system thinker and maintains moral authority – Mike leads by serving others.
Published: June 20, 2019
Process Laminating Department, Carlex Grevenmacher/Luxembourg
We are very pleased to announce that David Montoya Vega, has been recognized by Central Glass and has received the Gold Prize of the “Excellent Job Annual Awards” in the category of Best Cost Downfor one of his projects.
With his awarded project, David has made a significant contribution to better understanding processes which include the application of new technologies and their positive impact to increasing quality.
Born in Colombia, David later moved to France to complete his bachelor’s degree focusing on Mechanical and Production Engineering. He joined Carlex in 2013 as an intern during which he developed his master thesis in logistics and industrial management, while also leading a lean manufacturing project.
After having successfully completed his studies, he began as a Process Engineer on the bending process within the laminating department. Since early in his employment, David has consistently exhibited an impressive technical knowledge combined with an outstanding work ethic.
As native Colombian, David contributes to the rich and diverse culture present in the Carlex Grevenmacher plant, where an inclusive mix of employee origins and languages contribute to the vibrancy of our organization.
We sincerely thank David for his great commitment and wish him all the best for his future projects at Carlex.
Manufacturing Technology Engineer, Vonore Glass Plant / Vonore, TN
As a Manufacturing Technology engineer, I’m challenged each day as my team and I work to improve the great work we do at Carlex. After joining the Carlex team in 2005 as a process engineer, I was given the opportunity to advance my career through a variety of roles in the Engineering department, including the chance to travel to Japan and work with Central Glass, our parent company.
I enjoy working at Carlex because every employee takes the initiative to do what it takes to see the company succeed. We all bring different ideas to the table, and I love seeing solutions come together through our employee teams.
Published: December 26, 2017