NewAge Industries announces the appointments of Robert Volk as its new Director of Manufacturing and Stephen Kuhns as National Sales Manager. Volk is a mechanical engineer with considerable experience in thermoplastic injection molding, product development and team management. Kuhns is a returning employee having worked for NewAge from 1983 to 1995 in inside and outside sales positions as well as management.
Volk’s responsibilities include manufacturing process development and improvement, new product manufacturing, and overseeing NewAge’s thermoset and thermoplastic manufacturing teams. He will also work closely with the company’s Quality team, helping to ensure and maintain the quality of NewAge’s products, specifically those from its AdvantaPure® high purity line. Volk previously worked in the food, toy, automotive, and medical device industries in roles that included design engineering, project management, tool engineering, new product development, lean implementation and manufacturing.
NewAge targets both industrial and clean application industries, and Kuhns is responsible for growing the industrial sector and providing an increased field presence. He will focus on expanding business with the company’s current customers, strengthening its distribution network, and researching new business opportunities. Kuhns’ familiarity with the product line has given him and the company a distinct advantage, as he was able to quickly get up-to-speed on new and improved products. Kuhns was employed in sales and territory management in the insurance premium finance industry before returning to NewAge.
NewAge Industries, Inc.