ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. -- Todd Dishman was selected as Anniston Army Depot's new director of Production Management Nov. 25.

Dishman takes over the organization from Jeff Simmons, who will retire Jan. 3, 2019.

Dishman, who grew up in Weaver, began his depot career in March 2002 as a heavy mobile equipment repairer.

In August 2006, he was selected as a production controller for the M88A1. He moved through the ranks in production management as he became a production management specialist then maintenance management specialist.

Dishman received his Lean Six Sigma Green Belt in December 2007 after serving as team lead for three Green Belt projects.

A few months before the Logistics Modernization Program came online at ANAD, Dishman graduated from Faulkner University in Montgomery with a bachelor's degree in business administration.

As part of the LMP team for ANAD, he was the end-to-end logistics manager for new and existing ANAD production programs with responsibility for program creation, cost estimates, acceptance, command scheduling, and progress reporting and program closure.

He was chosen as the chief of the Material Control and Services Division in the Directorate of Material Management in May 2013, then was selected as chief of the Materiel Planning Division in October 2014.

In 2016, after DMM merged with the Directorate of Production Management, Dishman was named the supervisory production planning officer and the production planning division chief.

He was selected as the deputy production manager for DPM in August 2017.

Shortly thereafter, he received his Master of Business Administration from Jacksonville State University in December 2017.

Dishman anticipates the challenges he will face in his new role and the ways his organization can support the ANAD workforce and the war fighters.

"We are headed into a year with a large workload," he said. "ANAD supports readiness by meeting performance to promise on time and to cost and I look forward to being part of that support."