With forty-five years of service to The Bradbury Co., Inc, Verne Voth has been a driving force behind the roll forming industry in the metal construction market. Verne has personally been involved in the design of standing seam roof panels, architectural wall panels, insulated panels, structural framing components, decking, curtain doors, roll-up doors, sectional doors, etc. His name is well recognized by numerous suppliers in the North American metal building industry. He has individually designed hundreds of sets of roll tooling and provided oversight to the design of thousands of others. Verne has played a major role in the development of numerous Bradbury projects.
The Bradbury Group is pleased to recognize our people. At Bradbury, Moundridge, Kansas, we have created a Research and Development group within the engineering department that consists of Dave Sheehan, Terry January, and Greg Smith. This group has over 70 years of experience at the company and we are excited for the opportunity to work on new concepts as well as advancing existing concepts.
The Bradbury Group is pleased to announce Greg Smith has been promoted to Vice President Engineering, Research and Development. Employed by Bradbury since 1994, Greg previously held the position of Senior Manager – Engineering for the past 15 years. In his new role Greg will take on additional responsibilities for Research and Development with a newly established R&D team and be responsible for setting the global engineering direction for The Bradbury Group. He also continues to have responsibility for his existing departments including engineering, customer service and equipment testing.
The Bradbury Group is pleased to announce Jerry Graber has been promoted to Vice President Manufacturing. Jerry has been employed by Bradbury since 1981, serving as Senior Manager Manufacturing for the past 18 years. He has been instrumental in growing our manufacturing operations and his team leadership and led initiatives including implementing a continuous improvement process and inventory reduction via the use of Kanban as well as implementation of Theory of Constraints, 5S and Lean Manufacturing. In his new role Jerry will be continue to be responsible for all manufacturing operations at our group headquarters and take on the additional responsibility for global manufacturing alignment to help us achieve and maximize use of our global manufacturing footprint and combined global purchasing relationships.
The Bradbury Group is pleased to announce the promotion of Ryan Durst to Vice President Sales and Marketing. Ryan has been employed by Bradbury for the past 20 years, serving as Senior Manager of Sales and Marketing since 2001. In his new role Ryan will be responsible for setting the strategic direction of our global sales and marketing as well as working with group general management to align all group companies to a common mission.
The Bradbury Group is pleased to announce Justin Graber has been promoted to Customer Service Manager at Bradbury, Moundridge, Kansas. Justin has been with the company since 2003 and has been working in customer service since 2009. Previous to his new role, he has served as a Test Technician, a Field Service Completion Coordinator, and most recently as the Assistant Customer Service Manager working under Don Kaufman who retired after 40 years. Justin has played a key role in expanding the department.
The Bradbury Group is pleased to announce Matthew Moody has been promoted to General Manager of Bradbury International UK Ltd. He previously worked in a sales role and has had the assistant General Manager role for the past two years. Matthew has led the UK team with great success and has played an integral part in the international success of our Group of companies in his region.
The Bradbury Co., Inc. announces Nic Nixon as Technical Sales Engineer for the Coil Processing & Leveling industry. Nic graduated from Kansas State University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Before joining The Bradbury Co., Inc.,
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Beginning his career as a Designer at The Bradbury Co., Inc. in 1983, Anwar Khan dedicated over 30 years to the roll forming and coil processing industry. Holding the position of Mechanical Engineering Manager for the past 15 years, he oversaw the designs of numerous Bradbury roll forming machines and levelers which provide high quality components and process flat™ material for many customers around the world. Anwar designed equipment that not only met the requirements of a customer’s contract, but provided quality products for decades of real world operation. Providing reliable functionality was always a goal for Anwar. He was a motivating force behind the development of Bradbury’s leveler technology; continually trying to improve the design and functionality of the entire line up of the different sized levelers.
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