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Tom Gundic new Nashville Operations Manager

Paulo is pleased to announce the promotion of Tom Gundic to Operations Manager of our Nashville Division, effective January 9th.  Tom’s current role is Production Control Manager at our Cleveland Division, a position he has held since 2011.

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Tom has been with Paulo since 2005, starting as a shipping clerk and quickly advancing into the vacuum department as Shift Supervisor in 2006.  In the fall of 2009 Tom advanced to Production Scheduler, a position he held for three-years until being promoted to Production Control Manager. Through those experiences Tom demonstrated his capability to support and lead productive teams.  While at Cleveland he has amassed knowledge of brazing and vacuum heat treating with stringent aerospace specifications.

“My 12 years at Paulo Cleveland have been amazing. I have learned much from many great people and mentors. Their guidance rounded my experiences while developing me into the manager that I am today.  Those collection of experiences have prepared me for this new growth in my career. I’m saddened to leave but extremely excited to join the Nashville team. It’s an exciting time to join the Nashville Division that is currently undergoing plant expansion and new equipment. The opportunity to apply my skills and assist with the on-going transition and helping us develop the team is a terrific opportunity.”

Tom is joining the Nashville Division which has recently undergone a 30,000 sqft expansion to increase vacuum and integral quench heat treating capacity.  His experience with the rigorous Nadcap and AS9100 quality systems at Cleveland will be beneficial as the Nashville Division continues its growth.

Nashville plant early in construction
Nashville expansion, early in construction.

Rick Loudermilk, Plant Manager commented, “We are excited to have Tom join the Nashville team. He will bring a new skill set and experience coming from Cleveland. Tom will support growth in our vacuum processing capability.  We look forward to Tom’s leadership in growing the business and working together for the future of Paulo”.

Ben Crawford, Vice President Operations added, “Tom’s arrival to Nashville is timely.  He brings unique capabilities to support Paulo’s strategic direction to our commitment in providing unparalleled services and customer support”.

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.