Kendall Lewis works within the production and engineering teams at Champion Fiberglass® to ensure safety, standards and quality throughout the manufacturing process. He brings experience from the oil and gas and automotive industries in management, quality control, subsea buoyancy and knowledge of resin and hardeners.
Tell us about your role at Champion Fiberglass®.
At Champion Fiberglass®, I assist and support our production team with any process or quality issues in the manufacturing of all products. I also support and assist our engineering team in innovating our current and new production lines. Additionally, I manage material safety data information and maintain, manage, and issue equipment to ensure that Champion Fiberglass stays in compliance with ISO-9001 standards.
Tell us about your background.
I grew up in Gary, Indiana and moved to Houston in 2007 where I managed a small car dealership for five years. While working as a manager in the day, at night I attended Houston Community College for automotive technology. I received my Automotive Technical Certification and became an automotive technician for a repair shop. In 2012, I shifted my career to the oil and gas industry and started a job at Trelleborg Offshore USA. At Trelleborg, I worked in research and development. I was directly involved in many subsea buoyancy projects where the company found much success. I have over five years of experience in the manufacturing of resin and hardeners and the many products that are produced with it, plus five years of quality control experience.
What role do you see Champion Fiberglass playing in the electrical conduit market?
Champion Fiberglass plays a significant role in the electrical industry because we focus on innovation and providing quality products with world-class customer service. We are dedicated to our customers’ needs and understand their wants. We work hand-in-hand with our customers, to ensure that our products meet all of their requirements while exceeding their expectations.
What do you enjoy about working at Champion Fiberglass?
I enjoy the family atmosphere here at Champion Fiberglass. You really can feel the love in the air.
How do you spend your time when not working?
I am a single father of three children, so I am always working. I enjoy playing with my children, taking them on adventures and teaching them new skills. I also repair vehicles inside of my garage.
Tell us something people might not know about you.
I custom design clothing — print, press, and embroider t-shirts.
What are you most excited about for 2021, personally and/or professionally?
There are multiple factors contributing to increased demand for Champion Fiberglass conduit. I am excited to see our team come together to respond to customer needs.