Contact: Allyson Pittman Gattin

LITTLE ROCK (Feb. 28, 2019) – IFB Solutions Little Rock, formerly known as Arkansas Lighthouse for the Blind, announced that Curtis Chase has been promoted to director of operations for the Little Rock facility of the nation’s largest employer of people who are blind or visually impaired.

As director of operations, Chase will be responsible for running the Little Rock facility. He will oversee a staff of 140, with 75% being blind or visually impaired, in all manufacturing functions to produce production lines including paper products and textiles.

“Curtis has dedicated nearly 19 years with the company and has a tremendous amount of operational experience,” said president and CEO David Horton. “Over the past four years since IFB Solutions acquired Arkansas Lighthouse for the Blind, Curtis has served the organization through periods of change and growth. He represents the values of the organization and has a passion for creating more jobs for people who are blind.”

Chase joined Arkansas Lighthouse for the Blind as plant engineer in 2000. In his nearly 19 years with the organization, he has held multiple positions. Most recently, he served as production manager where he oversaw engineering guides of workstation layouts, and the creation of special guides and fixtures to adapt sewing and cutting equipment making it efficient and safe for people who are blind or visually impaired.