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Karen Ramirez

Director, Planning and Purchasing

Karen Ramirez is Director of Production and Planning at AJW. In this role, she oversees logistics, planning, materials inventories and production scheduling across the company.

Since joining the AJW team, Karen's helped implement a quarterly inventory process to better manage materials and labor costs; maximized capacity by scheduling departments by work center; and systemized inventory to enable a better flow of materials.

Karen has close to decade of experience in planning and management in a lean manufacturing environment, beginning with her time as the Manufacturing, Engineering and Planning Manager for a New York-based manufacturer of custom graphite and carbon products.

Karen holds a Bachelor's in Industrial Engineering from Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra in Santiago, Dominican Republic and is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt.