MARION, IN - Advanced Cabinet Systems (ACS) and construction firm JG Bowers, Inc., Marion, IN, announced a change in leadership as company founder Greg Bowers prepares for retirement after more than 30 years.

Bowers plans to step down and pass on the leadership of the company to his son, Phil Bowers, who becomes persident in January 2013.

“Phil has been working with me since he was a kid,” Greg Bowers says. “He started sweeping floors in the factory when he was in middle school and worked his way through the entire production process during the summers of high school and college.”

Upon completing his degree in January 2009, Phil Bowers began full-time employment at ACS as sales manager. He was later named VP business development . Under Phil’s sales leadership, ACS says it has more than doubled in sales to become the largest plastic laminate casework and store fixture manufacturer in Indiana.

“This company has a lot going for it” says Phil, “We’re leaner than a lot of our competitors right now and we’re positioning ourselves as a leader in the market. Without a doubt, we’ve got the best people in the industry working for us and we’re all committed to building a world-class organization.”

Phil's executive management team includes:

• Bruce McLenithan, an experienced Plant Manager from Steelcase with consulting experience in Lean Manufacturing;

Whitney Bowers, a skilled human resources expert with several years of experience in manufacturing HR, compliance and policy;

Chris Rosman, a construction manager at JG Bowers Construction who has been with the company since its inception; and

Patrick Cox, an experienced financial officer and CPA with a strong background in tax law and manufacturing accounting.

Greg Bowers will continue to advise through the transition.

Advanced Cabinet Systems has been manufacturing casework products since 1983. The facility practices LEAN manufacturing and has received AWI Premium Certification. Its retail fixture division specializes in custom store fixtures, floor plan layout, feature and focus displays, and cashwraps.

The architectural casework division specializes in Division 12 casework and Division 6 millwork and solid surface fabrication.

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