COO, Diamond Brand Gear
Lauren Rash serves as COO at Diamond Brand Gear 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 over ten years and have a son. She enjoys hiking, reading and dabbling in fine art creations.