Jenfab announces new plant manager, first quality manager


Jenfab Cleaning Solutions, a leading North American manufacturer of heavy-duty and precision cleaning aqueous parts washing systems, has announced two new additions to its staff  — Mark Proffitt and Kirsten Tuter.

Mark Proffitt

Proffitt is Jenfab’s new plant manager and brings with him many years of manufacturing experience.

Prior to joining Jenfab, he worked as a vice president of operations for Baker Manufacturing Company in Alexandria, Louisiana, where one of his main responsibilities was the oversight of all manufacturing for the company. In addition, he has served as a professional manufacturing consultant, plant manager, and director of manufacturing at other companies.

In addition to his manufacturing experience, Proffitt also served in the Navy as a fire control specialist aboard the Dwight D. Eisenhower and Iwo Jima.

Proffitt is a Springfield, Missouri, native and currently resides in the area with his wife and children. He has a Master of Business Administration from Columbus University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal arts from the Navy Campus Program.

Kirsten Tuter

Also joining the company is Kirsten Tuter, Jenfab’s first quality manager. Before joining Jenfab, she was quality manager at Jarden Plastic Solutions in Springfield, Missouri. In addition, she has held positions as a stainless-steel fabricator, mechanical designer/drafter, quality specialist, and senior quality specialist. Tuter’s responsibilities will include developing new processes and procedures to streamline workflow and ensure consistency throughout the company’s product lines.

Tuter has an associate degree in mechanical design and drafting from Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, Colorado, and has earned the American Society of Quality’s certifications as a Certified Quality Inspector, Certified Lead Internal Auditor, and Certified Quality Technician.

Both Proffitt and Tuter bring years of experience in their respective fields and are part of an overall restructuring of the company that was announced last March.