“I graduated with a chemical engineering degree and have been in manufacturing for 18 years,” Jason Maxwell said. Thirteen years ago, Jason joined KaMin, a kaolin clay manufacturer, has worked in many roles at the company, and today is the vice president of operations.
Jason’s boss and the president of KaMin, Harlan Archer, said, “He came in as one of the youngest supervisors and has done a great job – he constantly energizes his team and pushes them forward.” He continued, “He is a decision maker and a leader, and has helped our newly acquired Brazil plant feel linked to the company and culture.”
His ability to make decisions has worked to his advantage also in his personal life. Jason said, “Shortly after I started, one of our long-time team members set me up with her daughter. Three weeks later, we got married and are still going strong!”
Jason also volunteers his time, chairing two boards for his alma mater, and has been nominated for county and industry leadership awards. “I strive for excellence – it makes me a better leader within my company, my family, and my community,” Jason said.