SHEBOYGAN, WIS – Sheboygan Paint Company announced that Cynthia Baricos (nee Bal) will be its Vice President of Operations. Previously the company’s Vice President of Research & Development, Baricos offers deep experience with Sheboygan Paint Company’s chemistries, manufacturing processes, data-driven decision making and Lean Six Sigma process improvement. In her new role, Baricos will oversee the manufacturing functions, with a goal of supporting continuous improvement and delivering top-quality industrial coating solutions to customers.
Since joining the company in 2021, Baricos has led the R&D team to reduce quality control cycle time, increase new technology revenues and identify customer-focused solutions to nationwide raw material shortages. Under Cynthia’s leadership, the Research & Development Organization helped Sheboygan Paint Company earn its first patent, for a catalyst that makes environmentally friendly paint more widely accessible.
Baricos has more than 20 years of experience at industry leaders such as Dow Chemical, Valspar and Sherwin Williams. She is an expert in industrial microbiology, building envelope science, rheology, spectroscopy, and data analytics & sequential experimentation. She holds multiple patents, is a Black Belt in Design for Six Sigma, a Green Belt in DMAIC for Six Sigma, and is certified in Project Management and Business Analytics from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Bradley University and expects to complete her Executive MBA from Marquette University in 2024.
Sheboygan Paint Company formulates and supplies custom industrial finishing solutions, producing innovative water- and solvent-based coatings that protect and enhance the appearance of metal, wood and plastic substrates. Founded in 1921 and headquartered in Sheboygan, WI, the company serves customers throughout North America from its manufacturing facilities and onsite labs in Sheboygan and Cedartown, GA. The company has been named a “Top 25 North American Paint & Coatings Manufacturer” by Paint & Coatings Industry Magazine.
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