SPENCER, MA — FLEXcon Co. Inc., an innovator in adhesive coating and laminating, recently announced that Lavon Winkler will retire as President and CEO effective Jan. 30, 2022. Aimee Peacock, former Chief Financial Officer, has been promoted to President of FLEXcon North America.
Winkler joined FLEXcon in 2017 to fuel the company’s growth and further develop career and succession planning to secure the future workforce. During his tenure, Winkler has focused on workforce development and motivation of employees through advanced training processes. He has led its team members toward a culture of servant leadership and continuous improvement through implementation of the Toyota Production System, resulting in year-over-year growth despite the ongoing pandemic. In 2020, Winkler was selected as one of Worcester Business Journal’s Power 50 for leading the company’s commitment to the community with the development of disposable face shields and fit test hoods for area medical facilities and EMS.
“I am extremely excited about the future of FLEXcon, and I am proud of our progress since I joined the company in 2017,” said Winkler. “Thanks to the amazing work of all team members at all locations, we have progressed substantially in the transformation of our processes and our ongoing evolution toward a culture anchored in constructive principles and behaviors.”
Peacock joined FLEXcon as CFO in 2018 to assume financial oversight of the daily operations of FLEXcon N.A. She comes from a strong background in financial analysis, financial modeling, forecasting and budgeting. Experienced in supporting large global public companies (Brooks Automation and Rogers Corp.), she has demonstrated the ability to transform organizations both culturally and operationally as they develop talent, navigate growth and plan for sustainable and prosperous futures.
During her time at FLEXcon, Peacock has focused on integrating technologies and data analytics to drive problem solving and improve efficiencies. She was named one of Worcester Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty in 2020. Peacock has clarified the company’s finances by providing financial transparency and education and has helped transition FLEXcon to a servant leadership model of management, promoting a culture of respect and continuous improvement.
“This exciting role allows me to support the advancement of the organization and development of team members while we continue our transformation,” said Peacock. “I look forward to driving FLEXcon’s progress and growth as we realize our potential as a true innovator of material sciences.”
Peacock recently received an Advanced Executive Certificate on Management, Innovation and Technology from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. She is an active participant in TLMI, serving as Chair of the TLMI Sustainability Awards Committee. She is also a founding member of Chief in Boston, a private network built to drive more women into leadership positions and strengthen their leadership journeys. Peacock will be the first female to hold the role of President at FLEXcon.
For more information, visit www.FLEXcon.com.