Uponor North America has named Paul Jossart senior manager, operations, for the company’s Hutchinson, Minn., expansion. A 20-year resident of Hutchinson, Jossart will be responsible for operations at the Hutchinson facility.
“As a long-term resident of Hutchinson, Paul’s background will prove invaluable as we get our new location up and running in the second half of 2018 and build strong connections in the community,” says Bill Gray, president, Uponor North America. “He will play a critical role to our future success in Hutchinson.”
Jossart previously held operations roles at Hutchinson Technology, Nova-Tech Engineering, and most recently with Arconnic/Remmele Engineering. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.
Uponor North America announced the $6.35 million investment in Hutchinson in July 2017 after signing an agreement to purchase an existing 237,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and office space to support the company’s growing U.S. manufacturing operations. It is currently being renovated to manufacture Uponor PEX pipe used in the company’s plumbing, fire sprinkler, and radiant heating and cooling systems.
The Hutchinson site was an attractive location, as it provided access to a large manufacturing pool of talent and remained close enough to Uponor’s existing operations to use shared services. Uponor expects the facility to become operational mid-year 2018.