SOURCE: Vulcan GMS

Vulcan GMS

October 31, 2011 09:00 ET

Vulcan GMS Picks Klubertanz to Lead Engineering Reorganization

MILWAUKEE, WI--(Marketwire - Oct 31, 2011) - Vulcan GMS, Inc. (www.vulcangms.com), a supplier of custom-made lead products, has hired Jay Klubertanz to head up the company's engineering department. "Jay is a mechanical engineer with extensive manufacturing experience and an M.S. in Engineering Management," said Tom Ray, President of Vulcan GMS. "A veteran of new-product-development campaigns at many industrial companies, Jay brings critical skills to Vulcan at a time when customer reliance on suppliers for engineering support is rising."

Ray said that Klubertanz's experience aligns with what customers are looking for, as well as with the company's strategy for becoming the highest-value supplier for each of its customers. "Our customers want quotations that are accurate regarding costs, manufacturability and delivery. They also want suppliers that are responsive. Jay has the process knowledge and professionalism to lead the engineering department in meeting those expectations," he said.

Klubertanz said that the greatest lesson he has learned as an engineer in manufacturing is the value of being proactive in the earliest stages of quoting work or participating in new-product development: "The key is developing an approach to engineering tasks that seeks and finds opportunities for doing things better. Every potential problem you can anticipate and avoid, whether it's in the process, material or design area, eliminates waste that would otherwise be incurred."

In order to improve effectiveness in meeting expectations, Vulcan GMS is reorganizing a number of departments, Ray said: "We are in the process of co-locating our sales, estimating and engineering functions in expanded office space at one location. This was done to put everyone with a role in front-end processing in close proximity. Now, just by taking a few steps, all the front-end team members can talk to each other face to face. This change is speeding up communications and building a working environment that makes it easier to have and share good ideas."

About Vulcan GMS

Vulcan Global Manufacturing Solutions is a leader in custom-made radiation protection products manufactured from lead, tungsten, high-density plastics and non-lead metal polymers. ISO 9001/2008 registered, Vulcan GMS is a provider of components and assemblies for some of the world's largest equipment companies. The company specializes in the medical, security, aviation and explosives industries.

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