The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

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October 25, 2012

New manager named at KCST

TARBORO — One of Tarboro’s largest and most community minded companies, Keihin Carolina System Technology, LLC (KCST), has a new plant manager. David Catt, who has been with Keihin North America, Inc. in various roles since 1992, has returned to the manager’s position he once held. Most recently, he served as general manager of quality, supporting all U.S. facilities of Keihin North America.

Catt was an integral part of KCST’s start-up in 1998 and in KCST becoming a top supplier of engine control units to Honda. Current plant manager Chris Eckhardt will be moving into the role of assistant vice president of North American operations.

“We are pleased to announce that David will be leading KCST based on his strong background in quality, his great leadership abilities, and his desire to promote KSCT’s corporate responsibility program, Sustainable Keihin,” said Eckhardt. “David will continue to move KCST forward in all aspects. “

Honda recently recognized KCST for its work in reducing the environmental impact of their factory operations. The company has made significant strides in its sustainability initiatives, including achieving 68 percent reduction in energy use through the changing of lighting fixtures, saving thousands per month on recycling, and supporting the community through donations and over 1,100 hours of associate volunteer time. In 2012, the company became one of a handful of North Carolina manufacturers to achieve Zero Waste to Landfill status.

KCST is an electronic assemblies manufacturer and uses advanced robotics technologies and automated manufacturing processes to lead the industry in quality performance.


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