Lisa Turner Promoted to Operations Excellence Manager
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (October 31, 2011) — Anvil International, one of the largest and most complete manufacturers of pipe fittings, pipe hangers and piping support systems in the world, announced the promotion of Lisa Turner to the position of Operations Excellence Manager. Anvil International is a subsidiary of Mueller Water Products Inc. (NYSE:MWA), a leading North American provider of water infrastructure products and services.
Turner has been with Anvil for 20 years, holding management positions in multiple manufacturing areas, including production, quality assurance, environment health and safety, workers’ compensation and maintenance. Turner helped lead Anvil’s Longview, Texas, plant to one million man hours without a lost time accident, an extraordinary industry milestone. Over the past year, she has spearheaded the implementation of LEAN manufacturing techniques at both the Longview plant and Anvil’s J.B. Smith facility in Houston.
“Lisa has had a truly distinguished career with Anvil. Her leadership and diligence have helped sustain a culture of manufacturing excellence,” said Van O’Keefe, general manager of Anvil’s Longview facility. “As Operations Excellence Manager, she will be able to draw on her diverse background to facilitate continuous process improvements, helping Anvil to maintain and expand its competitive advantage.”
In her new role, Turner will oversee the Quality, Environment Health &Safety, Engineering and Maintenance departments at Anvil’s Longview plant. Additionally she will lead the LEAN process and product improvement initiatives at both the Longview and Houston facilities.
A resident of Longview, Turner is active in local charities, including the March of Dimes and Toys for Tots.
About Anvil International
Anvil International is one of the largest and most complete manufacturers of pipe fittings, pipe hangers and piping supports systems in the world. For more than 150 years, Anvil has provided the highest–quality pipe products and services with integrity and dedication to superior customer service. The company offers expertise and product solutions for a wide range of applications, from plumbing and mechanical, HVAC, industrial and fire protection, to mining and oil and gas. Anvil offers products and services worldwide. Its manufacturing facilities are located in Pennsylvania (ISO 9001:2008 certified), Tennessee (ISO 9001:2008 certified), Texas (ISO 9001:2008 certified) and Rhode Island (ISO 9001:2008 certified). Anvil is a subsidiary of Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA). For more information, please contact Anvil’s corporate offices at 603–418–2800, 2 Holland Way, Exeter, NH 03038, or visit anvilintl.com.