Human Resources and Manufacturing

Metal components maker names GM

February 27, 2015
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There’s a new general manager at a maker of coated and non-coated metal wear components that serves multiple industries.

Plasma-Tec in Moline, south of Grand Rapids, said this week that it has named Bryan DeGroot to the role.

DeGroot has been with Plasma-Tec for seven years, having joined the company in 2007.

He has worked his way up the company ladder, gaining business development and operational experience.

DeGroot was promoted to the GM position due to his “technical competence, managerial capabilities and a client-relationship focus.”

“He is a great leader for the crew on the floor and excellent at helping customers identify the right technology, processes and solutions for their components,” said Chris Wysong, VP, Plasma-Tec.

The role

As GM, DeGroot will serve as a liaison between Plasma-Tec customers and the shop operation.

He will be responsible for the overall performance of Plasma-Tec: as measured by cash flow, profitability, on-time delivery performance, quality and the protection and nurturing of the Plasma-Tec culture.

DeGroot also becomes part of the company’s executive leadership team.

Wysong said that DeGroot will be help lead Plasma-Tec’s “growth through the ups and downs of the industrial markets we serve.”


During his time at Plasma-Tec, DeGroot first held the position of manufacturing leader and was responsible for the on-time flow of product.

He was then promoted to plant manager, taking on the responsibility for maintenance and quality and joining the operational leadership team.

In his most recent role of operations manager, he took on sales responsibilities and began working closely with the accounting team.

Previously, DeGroot worked in the tool and die industry, where he earned his journeyman’s card.

He later founded a plastics company, which he operated for several years.


Plasma-Tec supplies precision metal wear components to multiple industries: oil and gas, food, chemical and pharmaceutical. 

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