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Neapco Notables | Ron Moyer, Manager of Business Services

We strive to ensure operations at Neapco are functioning as smoothly and efficiently as possible. That’s where managers come into play. They oversee the development and implementation of various business processes, work closely with other managers and executives to identify areas for improvement, and collaborate with team members across the organization to optimize efficiency.

In this edition of Neapco Notables, we highlight Ron Moyer, Manager of Business Services at our Global Headquarters in Farmington Hills, Michigan. With his deep expertise and understanding of Neapco’s operations, Ron is a valuable asset to the company and a key contributor to our success.

Ron walks us through his background, past experiences with programming technologies, the lessons he values most about Neapco and much more below.

What drew you to Neapco?

I’m originally from Boyertown, Pennsylvania. My father worked on the plant floor at Neapco for about 22 years and always spoke highly of his experiences. His positive outlook on his job initially motivated me to apply to Neapco, and I did just a short week after graduating from college with a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Computer Information Science and Business Administration. I originally applied for a Warehouse Shipping Supervisor position at the former Pottstown, Pennsylvania plant. To my surprise, the team offered me a programming position after considering my programming credentials, which turned out to be an even better opportunity for me.

My father passed away before I graduated from college, so unfortunately, we never had the opportunity to work together. However, his long-lasting friendships at Neapco helped me transition into my new role seamlessly.

How has your role at Neapco evolved over the years?

Over the years, my roles and responsibilities have undergone significant transformation due to the fast evolution of technology. At first, I was responsible for code maintenance, payroll labor and collecting machine data. Back then, we relied on punch cards and a team of keypunch operators to store data. However, with the advancement of technology, our processes have become much more efficient.

Neapco started implementing new systems on the floor to collect machine data, where operators would clock in and out before and after working on a machine and producing pieces. In 1992, Neapco purchased a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that offered many features similar to accounting software, such as tools for accounts receivable and payable, general ledger, expense management, reporting and analysis and more. My role then evolved from programming to specializing in online data maintenance.

Today, we can access data from anywhere. Back then, we had to run specific software to get to the data and it was very difficult to store it. Finally, Neapco converted to a new database that made it easier to access data in 2000. I started sending out monthly emails that included data reports more efficiently, rather than printing reports on green bar paper. I eventually became a lead developer and did a lot of batch programming, but later transitioned to online programming.

What is an important lesson you have learned during your time at Neapco?

One thing I’ve learned during my time at Neapco is the value of being honest and trustworthy. Building strong relationships with the people you work with is crucial, and I have found that the welcoming and supportive environment at Neapco has made this possible. When I moved from the Pottstown location to Farmington Hills, I was pleased to discover that the culture of continuous improvement and positive relationships remained consistent. The people at Neapco make it a great company to work for. 

Are there any projects that you’ve been working on that you are excited to be a part of?

In my current role, collaboration is essential for success. I work closely with a team of senior web developers who are always busy with a variety of tasks, from programming languages to data reporting. Recently, my team and I have been working on programming a global application system as part of a project led by Purchasing, with participation and synergies from various other functional teams. The goal is to centralize data from Neapco’s systems and locations in Europe and North America to create a system that can help to streamline and standardize processes across many global functions and will include Supplier access. Being a part of this project has been exciting, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with such talented individuals.

How do you stay busy outside of the office?

Beyond work, I find a lot of peace in rising early for bow hunting and soaking up the tranquility of the woods. Spending time with my family also brings me joy, especially cheering my daughter on during her college track meets every week.


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