Skyline Corp. Names New Vice President

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Skyline Corp., makers of park model and manufactured homes, appointed Jeff Newport to the position of senior vice president of operations.

Newport will oversee Skyline Corp.’s manufacturing, purchasing and quality operations for Skyline’s nine operating divisions.

“Jeff’s diverse background in operations management, business development and proven execution capabilities give him a unique combination of skills necessary to lead operations at a time when the fundamental structure of the industry is changing,” President and CEO Rich Florea said. “He is a critical asset to help us drive new operational strategies.”

Before his new position, Newport served as president of Goldshield Fiberglass, a premier manufacturer of fiberglass components, where he led a doubling of revenue growth and support of key quality and lean initiatives that resulted in 400 percent increase in profitability.

In addition to his to leadership at Goldshield, Newport brings to the Skyline executive team significant senior management experience as VP of Operations for Rinker Boats and Dutchmen Mfg.

Newport holds a bachelor’s degree in operational leadership and supervision from Purdue University.

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