KELOWNA — INCA Renewable Technologies, a manufacturer of natural fibre composites, announces the addition of Mary Wetzel, as a new Independent Board Member and Paul Wybo as the company’s new Chief Operating Officer.
INCA’s Chairman and CEO, David Saltman said, “We are very pleased to welcome such accomplished individuals to the INCA team. Mary’s deep expertise in the automotive industry and leading the development of the first all-composite RV trailer will be invaluable as we enter both markets with the first natural fibre composites solutions in North America. Paul’s extensive manufacturing experience in directly related industries will be exactly what we need as we simultaneously build out and bring online two complex manufacturing operations in Bristol, Indiana and the Canadian Prairies.”
Wetzel is a founder, President and COO of WishBone Medical, a manufacturer of pediatric orthopedic implants. She was the former President of TekModo Industries which developed an all-composite trailer for the RV industry. Earlier in her career she headed DaimlerChrysler’s regional incentive programs and was Senior Manager for Market Intelligence and Business Management, and before this, a member of the advanced engineering team at General Motors.
Wetzel said, “I am excited to bring my background and expertise to the INCA team to help solve longstanding sustainability challenges in both the automotive and RV industries including weight and emissions reduction and ending use of rainforest plywood.”
Wybo was previously COO, overseeing two factories, for ABC Industries, manufacturers of industrial textiles and ventilation ducting. During his tenure he implemented lean manufacturing principles to improve EBITDA by 35% and labor efficiency by 90%. Prior to this he was VP of Operations for Able Manufacturing, which produces composite and metal autobody parts and before this role he was production manager of Goldshield Fiberglass, a division of Allied Specialty Vehicles.
Wybo said, “I look forward to putting my 30 years of manufacturing and operations experience to work to build both INCA manufacturing operations from the ground up with the latest production methodologies, state-of-the art manufacturing equipment and highest level of ESG principles.”
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