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Valtronic is excited to announce two new team members: Sunita Kembhavi as our new purchasing manager and Brett Crane as our new production manager.
Sunita will direct internal efforts in developing global implementation of best practices for procuring and receiving products from suppliers and vendors through various distribution and logistics means. She will be responsible for developing, planning, implementing, analyzing and executing purchasing for all domestic entities and collaborating with cross-functional leadership within the supply chain (manufacturing, engineering, planning, program management, etc.) to ensure business unit goals are met.
Previously, Sunita was employed with Telos Alliance as a supply chain manager where she maximized the value of outsourcing agreements and sourced hard-to-find electronic and hardware related products. Sunita was employed by Smithers Oasis Company as a senior purchasing manager, where she managed a global supply chain. Sunita also worked at Coltene Whaledent Inc. as a senior production scheduler/buyer/planner where she became well-versed in FDA and ISO compliance, including current product/process quality improvements as well as new product implementation. Sunita also worked at Arrow Electronics, Stanley M Proctor and Weston Products where she gained both domestic and international experience. Sunita graduated from Baldwin Wallace University with an MBA in International Business.
Brett Crane will be responsible for the effective and efficient utilization of the plant equipment, facilities and human resources for the manufacture of printed circuit boards and assemblies. Brett will ensure production activities are timely and completed in accordance with established quality standards and procedures. Additionally, he will provide direction to implement, plan, develop, organize, and continuously improve the production area to maximize productivity and efficiencies.
For the past several years Brett was employed by Bird Technologies, most recently as a Senior Team Lead supporting and mentoring the other team leads and working on larger projects. Brett was responsible for SMT and Final Assembly. Brett was the Lead Representative for Production, working with Sales, Planning and Engineering to meet customer request dates, identify obstacles, and provide solutions and accountability with all cross functional areas.
Brett graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and is President of Ohio Valley SMTA Chapter. Brett has a Lean Manufacturing certificate from Ohio State, certificates in Best Practices in SMT and Electronic Assembly as well as Lean Lite from ITM Consulting.
Valtronic designs, develops and manufactures miniaturized and complex products for medical device partners across the globe. With facilities in Switzerland, the U.S, and Morocco we offer design and feasibility to industrialization and manufacturing, providing a full range of competences and solutions.