Jeff Poapst is Senior Vice President, Manufacturing and Services, for Ross Video. He is responsible for the company’s global manufacturing and service delivery operations, taking customer engagement from order placement through completion. Using Lean/Six Sigma principles, Jeff has implemented significant changes at Ross. Improvements based on quality, flow, technology and teamwork take effect daily. Even with the rollout of significant new products, Ross achieves global best-in-class lead times and customer service.
Jeff is a licensed Industrial / Mechanical Engineer with an extensive background in manufacturing and process improvement methodologies, and he holds an Executive MBA from Queen’s University. Jeff has more than 30 years of experience in electronics manufacturing and business management. Prior to joining Ross in 2006, Jeff worked in a variety of roles with both Canadian and multinational organizations including Sanmina-SCI, Nortel Networks, Thomson Consumer Electronics, and Siebe PLC.
A resident of Johnstown, Ontario, Jeff splits time among growing Ross Video facilities in Iroquois, Ontario, and Ottawa, as well as various international sites as acquisitions dictate.
He shares many, sometimes expensive and occasionally painful interests, with his wife Gayle, their 4 adult children and their dog.