Astral Hires Director of Operations

Astral Industries, Inc., of Lynn, Indiana, has hired Alan Schoonveld as Director of Operations. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, he has 29 years of experience in operations and engineering. In addition, Schoonveld has been trained and certified in Lean Manufacturing and is a 6-Sigma Black Belt.

“The expansion of our manufacturing team further strengthens our ability to meet the needs of our customers,” noted Charlie Shaw, CEO and Chairman of the Board. “Alan’s comprehensive understanding of the manufacturing processes, safety standards, and customer service will be so beneficial to Astral’s production of quality, affordable caskets.”

Astral manufactures 18 gauge, 20 gauge and stainless steel caskets, as well as supplies cremation and wood products. For more information about Astral and the products it offers, contact the customer service department at 800-278-7252. You can also visit, like them on Facebook, and follow them on Instagram.