NADCA Hires Paul Brancaleon as Director of Research, Education & Technology

October 2, 2017 by NADCA in Industry News

Paul Brancaleon joins NADCA as the Director of Research, Education & Technology for the North American Die Casting Association, and he will be coordinating research & development efforts between member companies, government agencies, government laboratories and universities; enhancing and implementing the NADCA educational program as well as instructing courses; further developing the level and quality of technology and information transfer between NADCA and its members; providing opportunities for enhancing competitiveness and profitability of members; and, responding to various inquiries from die casters, suppliers, designers and original equipment manufacturers.
 
Paul has been an active member of NADCA Chapter 39 for 25 years and brings a total die cast experience of 35 years.  Paul has served on the Board of Governors for NADCA for 10 years, with active participation in Education and Chapter affairs.  He has worked with the NADCA R&D committee and conducted trials related to cast aluminum alloy development as well as steel and coating development for die casting dies.
 
Paul, received a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from Western Michigan University and has had additional studies at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Michigan in Management and Supervision. Paul started in die casting at SPX-Contech in Engineering, continued at Premier Tool and Die Cast, in Engineering, Production and Executive Management, and most recently worked at Cosma Castings in Manufacturing Engineering Management. His manufacturing objective of Safety, Productivity, and Waste Reduction thru increasing uptime and reducing scrap, has been the main focus throughout his entire die casting career.
 
He brings a tremendous amount of experience and a high level of talent to NADCA. We are very excited to have him as the newest member of our team.

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