Over 100 years of Experience

The lead talent at Novation Industries brings over 100 years of combined product development experience so that you can rest assured that your project is being managed and cultivated by an extraordinarily talented group of executives.

Scott Baxter, CEO
Scott brings to Novation Industries more than 30 years of senior-level operations management experience including experience with overseeing start-up engineering and manufacturing operations within Fortune 500 companies. He is a results-driven senior executive with a demonstrated ability to think strategically and implement tactically to achieve success. Scott brings focus to continuous improvement throughout the organization including LEAN manufacturing, sourcing and supplier management, team building, project management, and new business development. Scott holds a Masters in Business Administration, a B.S. in Industrial / Mechanical Technology, and an A.A.S. in Mechanical Technology.

Lee Shawback, President

Lee has been continuously improving the injection molding industry for many years in the Midwest, serving a variety of companies and industries along his journey. He has held a variety of positions throughout his career in manufacturing:  various engineering positions, Quality Management, Director of Operations, Engineering Management, VP Engineering & Quality, Sales & Marketing, and COO. Being able to create, design make, and improve the processes has been a driving force throughout his career in manufacturing.

Dave Weinstein, V.P. of Sales & Marketing

Dave brings 20 years of commercial experience in business development, marketing, product development, and operations management. Prior to joining Novation, Dave was the Co-founder & Vice President of Kube Systems, a start-up B2B-focused electronics brand where he held sales, marketing, and product development responsibilities. He was also the founder of the hospitality business unit of Harman International Industries, Inc. (A Samsung Company), where he drove the organization’s entrance into the hotel guest room space. Dave has served in national sales and operations roles with Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc. (Lexus) and Bang & Olufsen America. He began his career in the late 90’s with Bose Corporation.

Guillermo Sarabia, Continuous Improvement Manager

Sarabia has provided 25 years in the plastic manufacturing industry in cross-functional teams in various roles on all facets of production. He enjoys working on mechanical things, solving production problems, and organizing work areas.  He has worked at Berry Plastic Corp., ITW Hebron, and  ECHO Inc., while focusing on the supervisory side of production, development, training, and coaching.

Dave Reelings, Quality Manager

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