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Royal’s Lapidakis Recognized as a Notable Woman in Manufacturing

Royal Basket Trucks® is proud to announce that Cindy Lapidakis, VP of Sales & Marketing, was recognized as one of the 2022 Notable Women in Manufacturing by BizTimes Milwaukee Business News.

“I am very humbled and honored to be recognized as one of the notable women in manufacturing. It’s a surprise that someone in my position can be recognized in the manufacturing industry without being directly responsible for operations, processes, efficiencies, or supply chains. These are the things we always think of when talking about manufacturing success,” said Lapidakis.

Along with her knowledge and experience, Lapidakis has tremendous pride and passion for working in the industry. Since she joined the Royal® team 16 years ago, she has assisted in operational support, while focusing her efforts on growing a network of nationwide distributors that have the ability to service a variety of industries with quality products. This is one of many strategic tactics Lapidakis implemented since joining the company, and it has allowed Royal® to grow its brand image and awareness in a variety of key target markets.

“Our ability to expand the product offering with new manufacturing capabilities provides us the strength needed to push into new markets. These additional processes strategically expand our solutions within current industries and markets, such as hospitality, health care, commercial laundry, textile rental, and manufacturing,” said, Tom Carney, president, Royal Basket Trucks®.

Since the inception of the company in 1982, Royal® has grown and expanded its operations. In the spring of 2020, they added an 80,000 sq. ft. building addition that would allow them to bring all rotational molding operations in-house. This has allowed Royal® to continue manufacturing high-quality products while supporting large-volume orders with shortened lead times.

“As we continue this trajectory, one of the key factors to our success has been the expansion of the Senior Management Team. This has allowed us to become stronger and more supportive as we incorporate a variety of experiences and perspectives every time, we meet to discuss company goals and strategies that will prepare us for the future,” said Lapidakis who has had extraordinary success since she started in the industry.

Lapidakis’ strengths have allowed Royal® to become a respected brand in the wide world of material handling. She has a love for giving back to her community and personally volunteers at SMILES (Special Methods in Learning Equine Skills) as a lead for guiding students with special needs on horses. She also works on their largest annual fundraising event to help raise support and awareness for the organization.

For more information, visit the company’s web site:  Royal Basket Trucks®