Talbert welcomes new vice president of engineering

May 11, 2015

Talbert Manufacturing, a producer of specialized heavy-haul trailers and transportation equipment, announced that Sam Guron has joined the company as the vice president of engineering.

Guron oversees Talbert’s engineering and IT departments, which are responsible for designing and launching new products. Guron’s primary role is creating and executing the product development process as well as leading all aspects of the company’s new technology commercialization, the company said. He also enforces delivery schedules to ensure customers receive orders within a timely manner, according to the company.

“Guron has a proven record of successfully developing and launching new, quality products,” said Andy Tanner, Talbert president. “Having him oversee our engineering department ensures that our products are always the highest level in quality and reliability.”

Guron brings 29 years of engineering experience in the heavy equipment, automotive and nuclear industries to his new role, Talbert said. Prior to joining the team in April, he was a global operational excellence manager for Volvo Construction Equipment at Shippensburg, PA, where he integrated a global, new-product development process aimed at simplifying equipment designs for easy serviceability and high reliability, the company said.

Prior to that, he worked 17 years for Caterpillar in various engineering and managerial positions at its branch in Peoria, IL, according to Talbert. At Caterpillar, he managed multiple new product introduction programs, product cost management, oversaw the research and development budgets for the machines’ electrical and electronics systems, and provided insight on streamlining heavy equipment designs.

"I’m looking forward to sharing my technical and leadership knowledge to execute the development of a streamlined innovation process that will support producing high quality products and services that meet customers’ needs,” Guron said. “I’m also excited about working with Talbert’s excellent team of engineers to build a strengths-based culture to collaborate with cross-functional organizations.  Their past work is impressive, and I’m happy that I get to contribute to their future success.” 

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