LIMA — For the past 23 years, John Shaver has carried out various positions throughout Procter & Gamble, and as of Sept. 1, he will be taking on the new position as the P&G Lima Project Manager.
In May 1995, the University of Tennessee grad and Seattle, Washington native began his career as a Technical Engineer at the Duncan Hines plant in Jackson, Tennessee.
A year later he was promoted to an E/I Team Manager in the manufacturing department, and then in 1998, he was promoted to the E/I Department Manager at the Pringles Plant.
In October 2000, he began working as the operating department manager of Pringles North Process, rising up to the position of operations manager in 2003.
He became the site outbound logistics manager in Alexandria, Louisiana, and in January 2009, he became the LDL Operations Leader at P&G plant in Kansas City, Kansas.
For the past four years, Shaver has been the plant Manager at the Kansas City plant, where in 2017 he delivered a Phase 3 Assessment and worked on end-to-end (E2E) supply chain synchronization. Under his leadership, the plant was nominated for “Most Improved Plant.”
Shaver also has a strong background in manufacturing technology and extensive experience in Integrated Work Systems, Run-to-Target manufacturing, and E2E Sync Tools and work processes, according to his resume.
“I am definitely excited because the Lima site is significantly a larger plant than what Kansas City is,” said Shaver. “So from a career standpoint, it is a great move for me, and the Lima site has a huge influence on the company as a whole, so it’s a very influential position within the company.”
Aside from work, Shaver spends his free time working on automobile and home restoration, woodworking and cycling with his P&G Kansas plant cycling team, which cycles from work a couple times a week.
“I would love to see something similar to that happen in the Lima area,” said Shaver. “I think it’s a great opportunity for people to get out in the community and build relationships with one another.”
When he’s not busy with his hobbies, he enjoys spending time with this wife, Sherrie, a Pre-K teacher, and his three kids, Wes, Brandon and Aurora. Brandon and Aurora currently attend Kansas State University and Wes is a electrical engineer at Burns and McDonnell in Kansas City.
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