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Airstream Inc. announced that seasoned manufacturing operations professional Chris Rahrig, has taken on the role of vice president of supply chain.

According to a press release, Rahrig will lead the strategic vision, development, implementation and measurement of long-term strategies, programs and plans for the supply chain function at Airstream. He will report directly to COO Justin Humphreys.

With more than 20 years of experience, Rahrig joins Airstream after most recently serving as a plant manager for the Andersen Corp. In this role, Rahrig was responsible for entire plant operations, including safety, quality, supply chain, manufacturing, facilities and maintenance. Rahrig also served as a supply chain manager for Andersen Corp. where he led purchasing, material handling, scheduling and capacity planning.

“As we’ve grown, we’ve recognized the need and opportunity for a new level of supply chain management.” said Bob Wheeler, President and CEO of Airstream. “The added complexities in purchasing, from logistics to managing a global network of suppliers, has led us to create this very important position. Airstream is thrilled to have Chris on the team to lead these efforts and help us navigate the entire supply eco-system into the future.”

“I am thrilled to be part of the Airstream team and honored to join the forward-thinking executives at the helm,” said Rahrig. “I look forward to build upon Airstream’s successful processes, and further drive innovation, growth and productivity for the company.”