Dating my epiphone sheraton
I soon became a line leader and for the next four years trained in raw material processing which included rough mill, neck assembly and fingerboard assembly.
In 1994 I was promoted to supervisor of neck and fingerboard assembly and over the course of the next 6 years supervised various departments of the USA plant, all the while learning proper processes and techniques.
We work closely with local officials and residents by offering excellent employment with world class benefits as well as a safe and environmentally friendly workplace.
This relationship has allowed us to develop and maintain a dedicated group of craftsman at our facility and as GQ has continued to expand and increase the range of models made within the facility the community has enjoyed growth as well.
I made my first trip to China in July of 2005 to help facilitate improved production, quality standards and over all efficiency and in 2006 I assumed the position of Plant Manager for Gibson Qingdao.
It can be difficult to understanding the context of a conversation and communicate ideas clearly.
Translation sometimes gets misinterpreted so I have to be very “hands-on” so that everyone is on the same page.
LLOYD: As most people already know, company-wide Gibson Musical Instruments strives to be a role model in environmentally responsible manufacturing practices.
GQ works within the communities in which we do business and with our suppliers globally to minimize the impact of our manufacturing on our world's climate.That tradition continues today at Epiphone’s Gibson Qingdao (GQ) factory near Qingdao, China where only Epiphone instruments are crafted.Over the course of the past 4 years, Gibson Qingdao has continued expanding and improving and today, is one of the largest in China producing some of, if not the best guitars in the world.In late 2001 Gibson luthier Mike Voltz, and a team from Epiphone set out to change the guitar world as it was then known. Voltz and other Epiphone and Gibson personnel became intimately involved in facility layout, equipment design, training techniques and the establishment of quality control and by October of 2002, the Epiphone only Gibson Qingdao factory had become a reality.