Carla has been with AFP for over 22 years and was appointed by the board of directors in May of last year. She was formerly the VP of operations for the firm, which was founded in 1990 by Butch Givens, Scott McDougall and Nolan Grimm.
At only 41, Carla has joined an increasing number of women in leadership roles in American companies, but she is a rarity in manufacturing where only 6% of CEOs are women. Women make up 30% of the manufacturing labor force in the U.S.
AFP is Minnesota-based and Carla is a Minnesota native, growing up in Thief River Falls, MN.
We are happy to have her on our team, helping AFP pave the way as a trusted market leader in custom fabricating foam, rubber, plastics and other flexible materials.