Vice President of Operations

Dear Valued Partner,

After 43 years of loyal and dedicated service, Propper Manufacturing Company announces the retirement of Lionel Florus, our long-time Vice President of Operations.

Lionel joined Propper Manufacturing Company as a Receiving Clerk in the Shipping Department in the 1970s while completing a degree in Business Administration from LaGuardia Community College. During his years at Propper, he would go on to work in the Repairs department, take on management responsibility as Foreman of the factory, received his bachelor’s degree in Business Management, and ultimately became our Vice President of Operations. In this role, he oversees all day-to-day activities of Propper’s Operations.

Throughout his career, Lionel formed strong relationships with employees, staff, senior management and with the Schuman Family (the founding and current owners of Propper). He has also been a key relationship builder with vendors and customers and his input, enthusiasm, knowledge, and desire to always put others first are greatly appreciated and will be deeply missed.

We are making this announcement now because we want to invite you to join us in sending our best wishes to Lionel as his retirement date approaches. Lionel can be reached at or by phone at 718-392-6650 ext. 140.

As Lionel starts the next chapter in his life, we are also pleased to announce that Joey Henderson has been selected as our new Vice President of Operations, effective March 31, 2021. Joey joined Propper in 2013 and currently serves as our Vice President of Operations Support.

Congratulations and best wishes to Lionel and Joey.


Joe L Signature

T. Joseph Looney

Propper Manufacturing Company, Inc.
President and CEO