Production Support Specialist Brittany Pfeister can be seen throughout the stamping area, as she provides help wherever it is needed. Whether in the tool room shaping steel bands to inspecting finished components, Brittany is there to offer assistance. Prior to coming to SUPERB in 2013, she worked in the health care manufacturing.
Brittany says it is the people and the opportunity to learn new things that continues to make her job worthwhile.
When she’s not at SUPERB, she loves to spend time with her son. Her other hobbies include camping, hosting and planning parties, interior design, and music.
As a graduate of the first SUPERB Technical Institute stamping press technician apprenticeship program, Heath works on multiple manufacturing machines, including Bihler and Bruderer presses. He credits learning how to operate new machines as one of the things he likes best about working at SUPERB. A press technician since joining the SUPERB team in 2011, Heath was a former grill cook and worked on a farm.
When not operating one of the manufacturing presses, Heath loves outdoor activities, including kayaking, rock climbing, hunting, fishing, and camping. He also enjoys cooking, spending time with his daughter, and taking an occasional photograph or two.
The former lathe machinist and soft drink merchandiser, Kyle Smallcombe is now a press technician at SUPERB. Kyle operates the welding line and inspects parts to assure they are within the required specification. He also attends SUPERB Technical Institute pursuing his stamping press technician journeyman’s certificate.
Coming to SUPERB in 2014, Kyle enjoys working with his team members, the learning experience he is a part of at STI and the great employee benefits.
Kyle’s hobbies include kayaking, racing, auto repair, exercise, and traveling.
As a first-year apprentice in SUPERB Technical Institute’s stamping press technician program, Lavern is learning on the job and continuing his education on-site. During his apprenticeship, he can be found throughout the shop in various areas from shadowing stamping press technicians to assisting with production support to working alongside toolmakers.
In addition to learning on the job, Lavern says everyday brings new challenges, and he enjoys seeing what lies ahead.
Prior to arriving at SUPERB in 2015, Lavern worked at a woodworking business. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, and working on tractors.
Striving on the challenge that SUPERB provides for team members to do better everyday, Leona began working at SUPERB in 2014, after being employed at SUPERB’s sister operation in Walnut Creek, Stitches.
As a member of the production support team, she works in the shipping and receiving department and the vibratory area. Leona is never without her smile and pleasant attitude, she can be found throughout the SUPERB complex.
Outside of work, Leona enjoys attending horse shows and cooking.
As a press technician, Lucas works with the robotic welder, operating the weld line and inspecting finished components. After joining SUPERB in 2014, Lucas has enrolled in the SUPERB Technical Institute Stamping Press Technician program and is pursuing his journeyman’s certificate.
Prior to working at SUPERB, Lucas detailed vehicles and worked at a lumberyard. He credits the environment, people, and flexibility of his schedule as three reasons why he likes working at SUPERB.
When not at SUPERB, Lucas enjoys working on vehicles, watching NASCAR, riding dirt bikes, fishing, and attending car shows, drag races, and tractor pulls.
SUPERB customers are in good hands with the Stamping Department’s Buyer/Planner Michele Criswell. With more than 27 years experience in the manufacturing industry, Michele is a seasoned veteran in the areas of document control, inventory management, scheduling, and production purchasing, plus, she’s a certified auditor.
Michele enjoys the working environment at SUPERB and the challenges and demands she faces daily. Typically, she is either on the shop floor or at her desk processing customer orders, scheduling production runs, or purchasing material.
When not at SUPERB, she can be found playing euchre and bowling, going camping, and spending time with her family and friends.
As a Bihler Press Technician, Mike Weaver focuses on the setup and operation of a high-speed Bihler manufacturing machine. The former HVAC installer began working at SUPERB in 2011 and is a graduate of the first SUPERB Technical Institute stamping press technician class. He is currently enrolled in the Bihler Stamping Press Technician program.
As a journeyman press tech, Mike enjoys working with the people, the clean work environment, and daily challenges of running a press.
When not at the Bihler press, Mike enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, and camping.
“Learning more about what it is that SUPERB does and can do on a daily basis” is what motivates Ryan. SUPERB’s program manager works as a liaison between engineering and the tool room. He creates tool room routes, orders tooling materials, manages new programs from the die build until it’s ready for production.
Before arriving at SUPERB in 2011, Ryan worked as an account manager, plant manager and systems analyst for nine years.
Outside of work, Ryan enjoys cooking and sports—traveling to events and watching sporting events, especially The Ohio State Buckeyes. Being a family man, Ryan also relishes spending time with his children.
SUPERB Technical Institute Stamping Press Technician graduate Todd Bickel came to SUPERB in 2011 after working in a variety of industries, including home health care and manufacturing. As a certified press technician journeyman, Todd operates a 75-ton high-speed Bruderer press including inspections and maintenance.
He enjoys working with his fellow team members and helping out wherever he is needed on the stamping room floor.
When not at work, Todd enjoys attending church, reading, camping, and spending time with his family.