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Our Team

Ted Rushworth Ted Rushworth President

A people & process focused manager, 2 degrees & 28 years of experience starting at Makita. I worked in program management, engineering management, stamping startup, supply chain & nationwide training. Clairon since 2002 implementing change. Running the company since 2007 through the great recession and the global pandemic. I look forward to working with you to help solve problems and service your needs.

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Tim Phillips Tim Phillips Business Development Manager

I have been with Clairon for over 17 years. Worked inside many different roles for the company from production, to tooling, then to engineering and now sales. I’m a people person and enjoy making personal connections all while building those strong business partnerships. Using technical know-how learned from years in this industry, I look forward to working with you and your team. Just let me know what I can do for You!

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Albert Whitaker Albert Whitaker Quality Manager

15+ years’ experience in the quality field with an emphasis in metal fabrication, machining, and plastics. I have served as the Quality Manager for Clairon Metals since 2015. My goal as a quality manager is to develop and maintain strong relationships with all of our customers so that we fully understand their requirements and expectations. At Clairon, we maintain a proactive, upfront engagement system that helps us avoid quality problems. I am supported by an outstanding quality team that stands ready to respond and support you whenever needed.

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Kari Knight Kari Knight HR Manager

She has been with Clairon Metals since 2001. Kari graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and an emphasis in HumanResources. She oversees all aspects of HR Management, including staffing, HR policy development, benefits administration, onboarding, employee engagement and performance management. She helps contribute to the organization’s development and overall culture.

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RJ RJ VP of Operations

As Director of Operations, RJ Madden has over 33 years of experience in the manufacturing industry. RJ graduated from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. After moving to Georgia, he earned his Journeyman Toolmakers card in 1992.With his experience, hands-on approach, RJ is able to ensure that our business is well-coordinated and productive by managing our procedures and coaching our people.

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