Neal Gobrogge, new operations manager at WoodTrac.
Neal Gobrogge, new operations manager at WoodTrac.

ARCHBOLD, Ohio - WoodTrac by Sauder, a manufacturer of closet systems and wood drop ceilings, named Neal Gobrogge of Sauder Woodworking as its operations manager. Gobrogge will monitor daily activities, improve processes and implement the company's strategic plans.

With more than 33 years at Sauder, Gobrogge will manage the rapid growth rate of the expanding programs in the WoodTrac division – especially the Closet Shelving program. According to the company, the appointment comes at a time where the demand for an operations lead is a necessity to differentiate between the building materials and the ready-to-assemble furniture markets.

Prior to being appointed to operations manager, Gobrogge worked his way up Sauder’s distribution center for 21 years, as a truck loader, a rail loader, an area manager, and a process engineer. For the past nine years, he has been working as a project manager in the New Product Development division working with customers such as Target, Office superstores and the Home Improvement Channel.

Also, among Gobrogge’s many roles within Sauder, over the years he has held the project manager title for IKEA, Sauder Funeral Products and WoodTrac. His experience as a trained Kaizen/Value Stream Map coach for the last 13 years will bring a lean focus to WoodTrac’s operations. Sauder is honored to promote one of its dedicated employees of more than three decades as the newest WoodTrac operations manager.

For more information about WoodTrac by Sauder, visit the company’s website at

WoodTrac is a division of Sauder Woodworking Co.

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