Behind the Scenes at ACH Foam Technologies, Kansas City

By: Chris Benson, Packaging Specialist

There are many employees that make ACH Foam Technologies function. The following employees in Kansas City help ACH run on a day to day basis and are usually behind the scenes ensuring your orders Industrial/OEM DuraTherm® products are processed and manufactured correctly.

Brandon Rhoads blog pictureBrandon Rhoads – Kansas City 3rd St Plant, Production Manager

Brandon is a seasoned veteran in the ACH Foam ranks and is the production manager for ACH’s 3rd St fabrication facility in Kansas City. Brandon oversees scheduling and production for the plant. Anytime there is a rush order or a hot sample request, Brandon is the man that makes it happen!

Sean Thomas blog pictureSean Thomas – Kansas City 3rd St Plant, Production Supervisor

Sean, besides being Brandon’s right hand man, oversees the production on the floor, keeping the foam cutting lines running smoothly and ensuring products are manufactured correctly. He will tell you all he does is cut samples for the author off this blog post! Sean is a team player as long as donuts are involved!

Mike Dunsmore blog pictureMike Dunsmore – Industrial Products Design and Sales Support

Mike is our packaging/oem design guru. He has been with ACH only a little while, but brings packaging knowledge and a fresh set of ideas to ACH Foam. Learning everyday about the all the foam types is quite a task. Designing packaging concepts utilizing expanded polystyrene (EPS), Arcel, Neopor, expanded polyethylene (EPE) and other foam types can be difficult as each has it’s own nuances. Mike has been up to the task in designing packaging concepts that ensure your products arrive in perfect condition.

Tyra Cobbins blog pictureTyra Cobbins – Customer Service/ Order entry

Tyra has many roles, from entering orders to handling issues that arise, she is a very important employee within the ACH team. She communicates daily with everyone listed in this post along with other employees to ensure we meet the customer’s expectations and deadline on orders. Communication is key in Tyra’s role and she is always on top of orders and what needs to happen.

Shawn Allen blog pictureShawn Allen – Inside Sales Support/Industrial Products

As with everyone else listed, Shawn wears many hats within ACH Foam. Quoting, customer service, sales, mediator between sales staff and production, helping on design, keeping sales staff in line, she does it all! With over 15 years of experience, her industry knowledge and insight on DuraTherm® products are unmatched. A true team player in every aspect, Shawn is an integral part of the ACH Foam team.

There are so many employees, from production to other inside personnel not listed. I have to keep this somewhat short as it is a blog, not a novel. Thank you to all the amazing ACH Foam employees that do such a great job!

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