News | January 10, 2012

Magnet Applications Expands Manufacturing And Technical Staff


Magnet Applications, Inc. (MAI), a subsidiary of Bunting Magnetics Company, is pleased to announce the promotion of Jerry DePrator to Production Manager and the addition of Janice Pandullo as Quality Engineer and Joe Benden for our Magnetic Components Engineer role.

Mr. DePrator has worked for MAI as a Process Engineer since 1999. In his new role, Mr. DePrator will oversee the entire manufacturing process for our compression-molded and injection-molded magnet product lines. He will be involved in the installation of new equipment, capital improvement projects, quality initiatives and the management of all production-related personnel. Mr. DePrator holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Plastics Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University.

"Jerry's in-depth knowledge of our customers, products and production capabilities is impressive and will allow us to streamline our production process to satisfy the timelines required by our clients," stated Dr. Pete Lipetzky, PhD, Magnet Applications' General Manager. "As our Production Manager, he has guided our shop in a positive manner and our customers have noticed a difference. The ability of our plant to meet changing production needs has been vital to our recent growth."

For over the last eight years, Ms. Pandullo has served in various Quality Control roles within metals and wind energy industries. She is a senior member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and is an ASQ Certified Quality Auditor. Ms. Pandullo has been trained on ISO 9001 & 14000 and has received auditor training in both categories. In her role as Quality Engineer, she will be responsible for the ISO certified quality system, be involved in operations, product development, and continuous improvement with specific responsibility for the Quality Management System program. Ms. Pandullo holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University.

Mr. Benden will be responsible for preparing quotes, designing magnetic circuits and working with customers on small motor assembly projects. Prior to joining MAI, he worked in several electrical engineering and magnetic components roles. Mr. Benden has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University.

"The demand for our products has risen dramatically over the last 18 months," stated Lipetzky. "Our magnets and related products are custom built for applications in industries ranging from defense, energy, automotive, telecommunications, and medical to basic manufacturing... more than people realize. Janice and Joe will help us meet the high standards our customers need."

About Magnet Applications
Magnet Applications is a leader in the manufacturing and distribution of bonded and injection molded magnets and assemblies. Magnet Applications has manufacturing plants at Dubois, PA in the United States of America and Berkhamsted in the United Kingdom. Magnet Applications has been supplying industry throughout the world for over 40 years with our expertise covering the complete range of permanent magnet materials. Bunting is a major U.S.-based manufacturer of magnetic assemblies and equipment. The company's product line serves global markets and includes a broad range of magnetic materials and components, magnetic separation systems, material handling equipment, magnetic printing cylinders, flexible dies and metal detection equipment.

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SOURCE: Bunting Magnetics Co.

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