TONTITOWN, Ark.—Central States Manufacturing, a manufacturer of metal building components and roofing, announced the promotion of Eder Garcia to the position of vice president of operations.

Eder will oversee the standardizing of company-wide plant operations and the ramping up of Central States’ focus on safety, as the employee-owned company continues expanding nationally to serve growing customer demand, the company said in a release.

“I am fortunate to work for Central States, a company that values its customers, employee-owners, and communities,” Garcia said in a statement. “In my five years here, I have had great growth and learning opportunities. With a passionate and professional team, I am committed to improving our services even more and continuing to better the well-being of our employee-owners and company.”

Eder brings more than two decades of industry experience in quality management, production management, and operations, including five years with Central States Manufacturing, He previously served as general manager of operations for the company’s St. Peters, Missouri facility and, most recently, as managing director for Central States’ Texas Division in Seguin and Cedar Hill, Texas.

“One of the things that we are proudest of at Central States is to see our employee-owners advance their careers,” said Central States Manufacturing President Tim Ruger, in the release. “Eder has demonstrated true leadership every step of the way. His knowledge of our business and the industry is demonstrated in his commitment to our customers and growing talent in our organization. I am excited to see his positive impact on all of our plants and the customers we serve.”

Central States Manufacturing, Inc. ( was founded in 1988 and is 100 percent employee-owned, the company said.