Lauren RashCOO

    Meet Lauren Rash.

    Lauren serves as Chief Operating Officer and oversees manufacturing planning, product design, quality and operations. Lauren came to Diamond Brand Gear after spending five years at GE Aviation, where she was the plant’s Lean Six Sigma leader and strategic growth coordinator, servicing two Aviation value streams for the Asheville plant. Before GE, Lauren owned her own design consulting company, Designs and Drafting, designing and making manufacturing drawings for industries including furniture, lighting, archery equipment, transducers, and more. Lauren is native to North Carolina and received a bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University’s School of Design in 2000. She and her husband have lived in Western North Carolina for ten years and have a son.

    Why are you here, what are you doing here anyway?

    I love working and playing in the mountains, the workforce here is the hardest working and kindest people anywhere I have seen. I love being surrounded by people with passion and pride.