ABOUT ADVANCE TURNING

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MISSION STATEMENT

To pursue continuous improvement through innovation, technology and people.


 

JOHN RAPPLEYE

President


I joined Advance Turning & Manufacturing in November 2011, having previously worked as director of operations for Jason Inc.’s second-largest North American facility. Prior to working with Milsco Manufacturing / Jason Inc., I was with Michigan Seat Company for 18 years. As Michigan Seat Company's vice president of finance, I helped develop and implemented their integrated business system, making them a world leader in outdoor power equipment seat manufacturing. Since joining Advance Turning, I've guided a similar project, establishing our enterprise resource planning system. This furnishes our employees, customers, and suppliers with up-to-the-minute project information, and has provided us with a platform for vigorous growth and profitability.

JOE SORENSON

Vice President


I joined Advance Turning & Manufacturing immediately after graduating from high school 25 years ago, and have steadily worked my way to my current role as Vice President of the Medical Business Unit (medical devices are a significant focus of our operations). Over the course of my 30 years I worked as a machinist, programmer, supervisor, manager, and salesperson, while also continuing my education. This combination of real-world industry experience and formal training has given me meaningful insights into the role U.S. manufacturing plays in an increasingly global marketplace. I've served on the board of the Jackson Area Manufacturers Association since 2007, and mentor through the Jackson Area Career Center. I'm especially committed to the Jackson Shop Rat Program, which works to assure that Michigan's youth continue to seek out careers in manufacturing.

SCOTT LAWSON

Vice President - Hytrol


I currently serve as Vice President of Operations for Hytrol. Prior to the acquisition of Hytrol by Advance Turning, I was President for 11 years, accomplishing significant growth in sales, capabilities and markets. I am a graduate of Schoolcraft College, with a degree in Shop Theory and Machining.

MANAGERS

SHELLEY ZONTS

Human Resources Manager


KRISTIN FLICK

Controller


BOB RENFER

Director of Engineering


TOM MORRISSEY

Director of Quality


ART BEVIER

General Manager - McDivitt


GREG VINTON

Director of Maintenance


CUSTOMER
COORDINATORS

PAM SHEPHERD

Customer Coordinator


CHRIS GYUNN

Engineering


KIM LAWSON

Customer Coordinator - Hytrol


SHAUN MACCHIA

Business Development


TAMMEY SORENSON

Customer Coordinator-McDivitt


QUALITY
DEPARTMENT

RON GOULD

Quality Manager - Morrill


KIM DOWNARD

Quality Manager - Baxter Business Unit


ANN SCHMIDT

Quality Manager - McDivitt


MESSAGE FROM
THE CEO

At Advance Turning & Manufacturing, our mission is to satisfy our customers by meeting all of their requirements for quality and on-time delivery. We do this by involving all employees as we strive for continuous improvement in the quality of everything we do.

Our quality and reputation speak for themselves—but our facilities speak volumes: Our people, and the pride that goes into every job they do, are the cornerstones of our success. Please feel free to contact us as we welcome and look forward to your questions and comments.

Sincerely,

John J. Macchia, CEO