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VST welcomes new General Manager at our Wichita, KS location

by | Feb 7, 2023

February 7, 2023

Site operating leadership remains one of the most important jobs at Valence Surface Technologies (VST) and is integral to our ability to meet customer expectations, develop a world class workforce and achieve our business goals.

We are pleased to welcome Justin Crumley as our new general manager for the Wichita, KANSAS operating location. In this role, Justin will lead the operating team, set priorities for business and have ownership of the Wichita annual operating plan.

The Wichita site has a strong legacy in the regional market, with a wide range of processing capability and longstanding customer relationships. He will be tasked with building a strong site leadership team and ensuring a collaborative focus on business growth, meeting financial targets, and deploying operational excellence.

Justin has extensive industry experience with over fifteen years of aerospace processing experience and ten years of leadership experience. He has a history of driving process improvements and utilizing lean manufacturing tools to ensure operating improvements. Justin is a process-oriented executive with a track record of developing high performing operating teams. He will be focused on building a culture of accountability, with a balanced approach to cost effective supply chain management, special processing, and logistics.

He has an undergraduate degree in Business Management and has earned an MBA from the Newman University with a concentration in Leadership. Justin has also achieved his Six Sigma black belt certification and has a lifelong commitment to operational excellence.

Please join me in welcoming Justin to the team and ensuring he has our complete support as we focus on the next chapter for the Wichita business!

Andy Brandenburg
Vice President Operations

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