Politowicz reports to Tubelite’s materials manager Carl Nippa in Walker, Michigan.
Nippa, Politowicz and their colleagues oversee the company’s supply chain, production, distribution and continuous improvement initiatives supporting Tubelite’s storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems.
For more than 30 years, Politowicz has worked in logistics and distribution with experience in Kaizen methods and lean manufacturing. Most recently, he was the operations and procurement manager at Palogix Supply Chain Services, a third-party logistic company based in Michigan. While with Palogix, he negotiated carrier contracts for more than 90 carriers and 800 loads per week across U.S. borders into Canada and Mexico.
Prior to Palogix, Politowicz worked for 15 years at Coca-Cola Refreshments located in Paw Paw, Michigan. He started as a dispatcher and earned regular promotions, soon becoming senior transportation manager for the Great Lakes Region. Previously, he also served as a transportation manager for Menlo Worldwide Logistics. A global supply chain company, Menlo also is based in Paw Paw and operates in five continents and 20 countries.
Politowicz began his career with the U.S. Marine Corps as a logistic and embarkation specialist. His duties involved the planning, training and movement of troops and equipment for worldwide deployment by air land and sea. He served for eight years, participated in multiple deployments and achieved the rank of Staff Sargent.