6/15/2009 10:06:00 AM

Featured Designer

Our featured designer for this month's Designer Showcase is Divine Kitchens, with Mariette Barsoum & Heidi Marika-Perez. View the article and photos here. A renovation of a small bathroom in Northboro, MA highlights their ability to add depth to an otherwise small room. Jason is proud to have these creative professionals using our baths in their projects.

Designers can submit their designs here for consideration in next month's showcase.

6/03/2009 01:54:00 PM

Spotlight on…Our VP of Engineering

Jeff Cunningham, our Vice President of Engineering, has spent his career of 20 plus years in composites and plastics manufacturing. The last seventeen years have been in the Bath industry with Jason International.

Jeff earned a Master of Science degree in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Central Arkansas. He is an active member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society of Plastics Engineers, and the American Society for Quality.

In 1988, Jeff started his career with composites and plastic manufacturing in Engineering and later took on the additional role as Quality Manager for Barretta Boats in Conway, Arkansas. His love for boats and his desire to work in Research and Development inspired him to continue his career in the boat industry, as a Design Engineer, for Skeeter Bass Boats in Kilgore, Texas. “Growing up in Pennsylvania and later in Arkansas I spent a lot of time around the water and on boats as entertainment. Given the opportunity to work for a world class boat manufacturer, in the field of Research and Development, is where I developed a passion for product development and the manufacturing process. I woke up every day excited about going to work.”

In 1991, Jeff and his wife Robin had a desire to move back to Arkansas and start a family. On a lead that a reputable bath manufacturer in North Little Rock, Arkansas, was looking for a Design Engineer, Jeff interviewed at Jason International and was hired. After working 2 years as a Design Engineer, Jeff was promoted to Engineering Manager, giving him the responsibility of managing the Research and Development, Tooling, and Quality Control departments. “Working for Jason has always been rewarding for me. Throughout my 17 years with the company, I have had the opportunity to pursue my passion for product development and gain extensive experience in Operations Management.”

In 2006, Jeff was promoted to Vice President of Engineering and invited to be a member of the Executive Council. “I am proud to have contributed to the success of Jason International. This is a company with a strong foundation of integrity and is respected in the market for its quality and innovation. Jason International has great potential and I expect the company to continue its success in the future. I look forward to the opportunities and challenges of tomorrow.”

Jeff and his wife, Robin, live in Cabot, Arkansas with their 2 children Lexi and Kruz. In his free time Jeff is still a boating enthusiast and loves spending time with his family, staying physically fit, and supporting his church.