Meet our Newest Team Member: Adam Brancato
This fall, we welcomed our newest team member, Adam Brancato, as our new Technical Manager. Adam earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts and a Ph.D. in Paper Science from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia.
Adam’s breadth of experience and education over the last 27 years is impressive. He started out as a Process Engineer at NewPage Corporation, improving quality through several Lean Six Sigma projects across the operation. He moved up to Fiber Line Production Engineer where he planned and executed trials and projects to improve Fiber Line productivity, quality, and profitability: all while working with hourly employees to do so safely and efficiently. Eleven years prior to coming to Ivex, Adam was with ND Paper in Biron, WI serving in various production and technical roles, including Senior Production Engineer. He influenced every aspect of the business from raw material management to FDA compliance to million-dollar-plus rebuilds. His unique versatility and knowledge have not gone unnoticed:
Since Adam has joined our team, several suppliers, customers, and folks at the mill have expressed how delighted they are to have him here. He’s already helped implement so many efficiencies and immediately took charge of a list of new development ideas and projects. He’s disciplined, super sharp, and has great business awareness on top of his technical expertise. And, he also happens to be a nice guy. We are very lucky to have him as part of our team. “– Bill Platt, CEO & President
Adam “took the ball and ran” with several long-awaited projects related to new development. And, along the way, he has already found multiple ways to improve our business from all angles. In addition to focusing on continuous product improvements for existing customers, he’s also working on advancing new grades.
I’m excited to work with such an interesting paper machine because it’s capable of such a diverse range of potential products. I’ve enjoyed getting to know everyone at the mill while I get my feet wet as well. “– Adam Brancato, Technical Manager
We are all ecstatic to have Adam as part of our Ivex family and looking forward to being part of his successful paper career.