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Astral Hires Director of Operations

Alan Schoonveld Astral Director of Operations

LYNN, Ind. –Astral Industries Inc. has hired Alan Schoonveld as director of operations.

With a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in business administration, Schoonveld has 29 years experience in operations and engineering. In addition, Schoonveld has been trained and certified in lean manufacturing and is a six-sigma black belt.

“The expansion of our manufacturing team further strengthens our ability to meet the needs of our customers,” said Charlie Shaw, Astral CEO and chairman of the board. “Alan’s comprehensive understanding of the manufacturing processes, safety standards and customer service will be so beneficial to Astral’s production of quality, affordable caskets.”

Astral manufactures 18-gauge, 20-gauge and stainless steel caskets, as well as supplies cremation and wood products.

For more information about Astral and the products it offers, call 800-278-7252 or visit

Posted April 17, 2017


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