WAUSAU, WI — Three new associates have joined Linetec, Wausau, Wisconsin, to support the company's continued growth and its customers' ongoing need for finished architectural aluminum products. Brandon Slowiak is the new Continuous Improvement Manager, Cody Horne has been named a Manufacturing Engineer, and Tad Klabacha is a Senior Technical Engineer.

In his role as Continuous Improvement Manager, Slowiak reports to Linetec's Vice President of Operations Andy Joswiak. Slowiak is responsible for leading the company's lean manufacturing initiatives and continuous improvement training and activities, inspiring a culture of continuous improvement, and driving results through ongoing process improvements.

Cody Horne’s professional engineering experience includes positions at Greenheck Fan Corp., Neenah Paper, Hydratight and most recently, as a product engineer with custom hydraulic cylinder manufacturer JARP Industries Inc. At Linetec, he will focus on continually and cost-effectively improving the manufacturing process. He reports to Bob Laduron, Linetec's Quality and Process Improvement Manager.

Also reporting to Laduron, Klabacha will recommend and implement continuous improvements through value-focused manufacturing processes. Drawing from more than a decade of experience in manufacturing, he previously worked at Vista Outdoor's Federal Cartridge Co. as a manufacturing engineering supervisor responsible for managing a 17-person team. He holds several technical certificates including as a Six Sigma Green Belt and for lean manufacturing.