Johnathon McLaughlin is Chief Manufacturing Officer of New Way Trucks and its K-PAC Compactor and Container brand. He has been with McLaughlin Family Companies for over 20 years, having gained valuable experience in various departments that ultimately led to his current role.
Johnathon is responsible for manufacturing operations in Scranton, Iowa and Booneville, Mississippi as well as coordinating with joint venture manufacturers in Canada, Mexico, and Australia. He is especially focused on standardizing manufacturing practices and streamlining manufacturing workflow to increase efficiency, reduce lead times, and improve quality. He has also been at the forefront of large product developments like the New Way Sidewinder automated side loader.
Johnathon has been recognized as a waste industry leader, winning Waste360’s “40 under 40” award in 2018 for his work with New Way Trucks. The third generation of McLaughlin Family Companies principled leaders, Johnathon shares his father and grandfather’s commitment and work ethic, while bringing new perspectives that have already helped to drive the industry forward.