TULSA, Okla. — AAON Inc. announced that the board of directors has promoted Mikel D. Crews to the position of vice president of operations. In this newly created position, Crews will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations at the company’s Tulsa facilities, reporting directly to Norman Asbjornson, CEO, and Gary Fields, president.

Prior to this promotion, Crews has most recently been AAON’s director of material and operations since 2015 and, prior to that, served as manager of operations since 1991. Crews has served AAON in various operational, production, and inventory management roles since the company’s inception, and he has extensive knowledge and experience with all aspects of AAON’s operations, production, and inventory processes.

"We are very pleased to announce Mike’s promotion to vice president of operations. During his roughly 29-year career with AAON, Mike has contributed in countless ways to the tremendous growth we’ve experienced to date, and his current promotion is a natural progression, which we expect will help AAON continue to deliver outstanding results in the future,” said Asbjornson.

“The vice president of operations role oversees the day-to-day operations of our Tulsa facilities. Having Mike in this position allows our president, Gary Fields, and myself to focus on long-term strategic issues facing the company. Mike’s long history with AAON and his outstanding company knowledge, leadership, and planning skills, which he has consistently demonstrated during his lengthy tenure with the company, make him the ideal person for this role.”

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Publication date: 3/28/2017