Barentz, a leading global distributor of life science ingredients and specialty chemical solutions, is excited to welcome Gordon Overs as operations manager for the CASE & Plastics divisions.

Overs brings to Barentz a tenured career in operations management with leadership roles at Aerosol Systems, Inc., Ludlow Composites, Premix, and Malish Corp., in which he was responsible for all manufacturing operations from scheduling, purchasing, and production to Quality Control and environmental compliance. In addition to holding multiple professional certifications, such as Lean Manufacturing-Green Belt, Quick Response Manufacturing, Professional Communications, and APICS, Overs is a graduate from Michigan State with a Bachelor’s degree in packaging engineering.

“Gordon’s skill and expertise gained over 30 years in operations makes him the perfect choice to lead the Barentz CASE & Plastics procurement, customer service, and operations teams into the future,” Mark J. Blakely, president CASE & Plastics, said. “He’s overseen important global projects, implemented sustainable processes, and developed promotable talent throughout his career and is totally committed to our mission of 'Always a better solution!'”