Over the past year, Breaker Technology (BTI) worked alongside its parent company, ASTEC Industries, to enhance its internal quality program aimed at improving operational efficiencies to better meet customer requirements and deliveries. In response to the initiative, BTI has added a Director of Operational Excellence and Facilities Manager to its leadership team.
Brad Dickinson, P.Eng. formerly employed as BTI's Plant Manager, was the successful candidate for Director of Operational Excellence and Facilities Manager. Dickinson demonstrated the implementation of lean concepts as BTI's Senior Industrial Engineer from 2012 through 2013 and sustained those improvements while effectively managing Production, Manufacturing Engineering, and Maintenance as Plant Manager from 2014 to present. Brad's role will now evolve to leading the implementation of lean concepts throughout all of BTI's business processes - from Quote to Cash. Brad will also continue to lead the Manufacturing Engineering and Maintenance teams, and oversee the Capital Expenditure Projects for the company.
According to BIT's President Don Sissons, the Director of Operational Excellence and Facilities Manager is "a key role that will assist greatly in the development and implementation of robust business processes and practices aimed at structuring our organization for effective and efficient growth."
Dickinson's transition provided an opportunity to expand Jason Meyer's role from Purchasing and Traffic Manager to Production and Purchasing Manager. Meyer started with BTI a year ago, and during his time at BTI Meyer has "successfully developed and strengthened key vendor relationships while implementing measurements to monitor performance effectively," says BTI President Don Sissons.
Both positions are effective immediately and report directly to Don Sissons.