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Andy Muto new Cleveland Operations Leader

Paulo is proud to announce the promotion of Andy Muto from Area Manager to Operations Leader for our Cleveland Division.  Andy started as Area Manager in 2014 where he was responsible for the Hydrogen Belt Brazing and Braze Preparation areas.  In his new role Andy will report to Tom Buckeye, Operations Manager of Cleveland.

Andy Muto

Andy has been interested in operations from the start, earning a BSBA with an Operations Management focus from The Ohio State University in 2010.  Following graduation, he worked his way up the ranks of an international logistics company from package handling to dock manager.  Following a move to another logistics company in an operations role, Andy joined Paulo with increasing responsibilities and opportunity for growth.  Andy has excelled in the brazing department while managing a special brazing project.  He was responsible for taking the program from prototype development to automated production.

“Although my tenure with Paulo has not been long, I’ve been presented with many challenges and opportunities. The culture at Paulo enables our customer’s and personal successes. This is apparent across all levels of the organization. This has allowed me to learn and develop professionally.  With this new role, I’m eager to begin this new opportunity.”

Bob Muto, Plant Manager, is excited to see the next generation – including his son Andy – take on more responsibility. “Andy has a hands on approach to managing.  He wants to be able to do the work himself and really understand processing characteristics. This makes his management believable and often leads to process improvement.  Andy’s has a strong ability to bring people together as a team – encouraging excitement and engaging the team in their work. I look forward to the improvements Andy will bring for our customers and the Cleveland team.”

Ben Crawford, Vice President Operations, commented “Andy’s advancement demonstrates Paulo’s commitment to growing the next generation and future leaders of our business.  Andy has excelled in past leadership positions and we look forward seeing his continued contributions.”

Founded in 1943, Paulo is one of the largest providers of heat treating, brazing, and metal finishing solutions in North America. Headquartered in St. Louis, Paulo operates five divisions servicing the mid-west, great lakes, and southeast regions of the United States. Paulo’s customers include leaders in a variety of industries.