Mifflin Joins Tubelite as Product Manager and Politowicz Named Logistics Manager
WALKER, MI Tubelite Inc. names Tom Mifflin as its Product Manager supporting its storefront, curtain wall, entrances and daylight control systems. He works closely with the company's marketing, sales and engineering teams, and with clients to help anticipate and develop new products and services for the industry's constantly evolving commercial building needs. Daniel Politowicz has also been hired as Logistic Manager serving all of the company's locations and personnel, including direct supervision of the company's shipping assistants. Politowicz reports to Tubelite's Materials Manager Carl Nippa.
Mifflin joins Tubelite from Wausau Window and Wall Systems where he worked for 20 years in engineering, research and product development, and most recently as the Regional Architectural Service Manager helping design professionals select products to achieve building performance goals. He specializes in high-performance designs including net-zero energy, condensation resistance, blast hazard and hurricane mitigation, and building integrated photovoltaics. Prior to Wausau, Mifflin was a Design Engineer working on classified projects for the military.
Throughout his career, Mifflin has participated in industry associations and events including the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, the National Fenestration Ratings Council, the Protective Glazing Council International and the U.S. Green Building Council. He also is a member of Society of American Military Engineers.
Nippa, Politowicz, and their colleagues oversee the company's supply chain, production, distribution, and continuous improvement initiatives supporting Tubelite's storefront, curtain wall, 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.
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.