Jeff Canfield

Director of Plant Operations

In his role as Director of Plant Operations at Armor Express, Jeff oversees all activities – including maintenance, environmental services, safety and security practices, and the key support processes. He also leads ancillary functions that occur at the manufacturing facility, such as shipping and distribution. Jeff’s primary focus is on achieving continuous improvements in the areas of safety, efficiency, quality, and customer service in order to drive growth and profitability for plant operations.

With more than 20 years of industry experience, Jeff brings tremendous operational skills and is a proven Lean expert. He has a wealth of knowledge, joining Armor Express most recently from Enginetics ETG; and Standex, Inc., an aerospace components manufacturer, where he served as General Manager with the responsibilities for manufacturing and all operations. Previously, he held leadership positions at Spartan Motors, Inc., playing a vital role as part of an operations turnaround team; Dover Corporation, where he served as a strategic transformation architect and was recognized with the distinguished “Straight Arrow Award” for driving profitability; Americold Logistics, which saw his successful implementation of Lean manufacturing techniques; Commercial Vehicle Group, where he improved performance through quality system, value-stream and kaizen deployments, gaining the President’s nomination for “Plant of the Year”; and Morgan Corporation, where he effectively introduced value creation processes and earned the “Best Plant in Quality” award and “Best in Company Safety” record. As a leader, Jeff has built high-performance teams across the manufacturing ecosystem.

Jeff holds both bachelor and master’s degrees in business administration from Michigan State University and Xavier University, respectively.


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