Vanderveen named COO at Great Lakes Home & Resort

Will oversee manufacturing activities

Great Lakes Home & Resort, a leading manufacturer of hot tubs, pool tables, saunas and casual furniture, named Steve Vanderveen as chief operating officer, a new position.

Vanderveen will oversee all manufacturing activities at Great Lakes’ facilities in Michigan, Minnesota and West Virginia. He will focus on implementing lean manufacturing processes, designed to improve production efficiencies while achieving build-to-demand product flow.

Vanderveen’s career spans 25 years in product engineering and manufacturing in Tier 1 and Fortune 500 environments. In 2001, Vanderveen founded Riverstone Technologies,
manufacturer of powder on wood products, which he later sold. He received his bachelor’s degree in industry engineering from Western Michigan University and his MBA from Purdue University. He lives in Holland with his wife and four children.

“Steve’s expertise in world-class manufacturing systems is a tremendous asset to Great Lakes Home & Resort,” said Rick Mouw, president, Great Lakes. “Our recent acquisition of Kasson Pool Tables, together with the continued growth of our hot tub and sauna product lines, have created new opportunities for continuous improvement.”

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