Daymon Loyd

YKK AP America has appointed Daymon Loyd to residential plant operations manager. He is now responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the residential plant in Macon, Ga. From managing production and manufacturing, to ensuring policies and procedures are followed, he will lead the plant’s progressive development to ensure safety, quality, delivery and productivity are achieved, according to the company.

“I am proud to appoint Daymon to this new position. His long history of success at YKK AP along with his commitment to creating value for our customers, employees and society is unmatched,” says Hank Kawano, general manager of the residential division. “I am confident that Daymon’s expertise in manufacturing and engineering as well as his focus on process and quality will be a valuable asset to our team as he leads the next phase of the residential plant’s growth and success.”

Loyd got his start at YKK AP’s commercial manufacturing center in Dublin, Ga., in 2004 as a quality engineer. He moved to manufacturing engineering where he was heavily involved in manufacturing process improvements and several strategic key projects, including the establishment of YKK AP’s Texas manufacturing facility. Loyd has since served as a quality assurance engineer, where he worked to improve and upgrade YKK AP’s quality control systems. He is a certified quality engineer through American Society of Quality (ASQ).

“To take on this new role as residential plant manager is both an honor and a privilege,” says Loyd. “We have an incredible team of hard working employees in Macon that are set up for success. Moving forward, we will be implementing the principles of total quality management in how the business is run, and utilizing the voice of the customer as a priority. I look forward to working alongside our team to improve our consistency and quality in manufacturing operations.”

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