Sweet Manufacturing Company Appoints Zach Whitford as Plant Manager

Springfield, OH — Sweet Manufacturing Company is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Plant Manager, Zach Whitford.

Whitford will be responsible for all areas of production in the company’s Springfield, OH plant.

He will also be in charge of increasing operational efficiency and ensuring that all products meet the firm’s strict “Quality Line” standards.


Whitford is a familiar face at Sweet Manufacturing, having been employed there since 2007.

He started at Sweet as a general laborer building intermediate assemblies.

Shortly afterward, he was moved to fabrication to satisfy his desire to expand his knowledge.

Whitford's experience and expertise continued to grow, as he eventually became the team leader for the welding department.

In 2017, he assumed a new role as Manufacturing Coordinator, responsible for product flow within the facility.

A year later, Whitford was promoted to Manufacturing Foreman, assisting the Plant Manager with all of his duties.

“Zach’s strong background and hands-on experience make him a valuable asset that can help improve many processes here at Sweet Manufacturing,” says Dwayne Gundolf, Vice President of Manufacturing.

“Zach is energetic and eager to improve current processes and assist in new product development.

"I look forward to working closely with Zach to improve our current manufacturing processes for many years to come.”

Whitford's story at Sweet inspires all of the company’s employees to strive to learn and, most importantly, deliver a “Quality Line” standard with each piece of equipment being produced.

His strong background at Sweet Manufacturing will help the company further accomplish its mission “to provide innovative quality solutions that create an extraordinary customer experience.”

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