Sussex IM ( has named Kyle Kopp Vice President of manufacturing. In this role, he will lead all strategic planning for manufacturing, including management of maintenance, secondary equipment, planning and team scheduling. In addition, Kopp’s charter is to continuously improve processes and procedures to enhance productivity and communication, and provide manufacturing advice, assistance and counsel.

Kopp was most recently engineering manager for Gateway Plastics, manufacturer of rigid plastics for food packaging. Previously, he was project engineer – trade sales and later, program manager for Rexam – Sussex, specializing in personal care packaging and directly managaging manufacturing for key suppliers.