04/11/08 — Brooke Chase Associates, Inc., announced today the successful recruitment of Peter Schoenhoff as Manufacturing Manager for in Ruston, Louisiana. Franke is a manufacturing and sales company of residential stainless steel and composite sinks as well as other related products such as faucets, accessories, water filtration, exhaust systems, and overall kitchen systems as well as stainless steel beverage containers. The company sells both to the retail and traditional channels of the kitchen & bath markets on a national basis as well as export, and, the Beverage Container Division sells to all the major global brewing groups, regional breweries, craft and micro breweries, and brew pubs throughout North America. The parent company, Franke Holding, located in Aarburg, Switzerland, is the global market share leader in the production and sales of kitchen systems and beverage containers.
In a key role as Manufacturing Manager for Franke's start-up Beverage Container Systems division in the United States, Schoenhoff will be charged with improving output and productivity, and driving continuous improvement in Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost and Morale through implementation of an established Lean Manufacturing program.