WAUSAU — Linetec’s Paul Bratz has been promoted to quality assurance manager and Brandon Slowiak has been named to Bratz’s previous role as paint operations manager. Together, they support the company’s continued growth and its customers’ ongoing need for high-quality, high-performance, finished, architectural aluminum products.
In his new role as quality manager, Bratz works closely with Linetec’s sales and operations associates to continually improve upon the company’s quality system and customer experience. He is developing a global quality manual to better define and evaluate accurate and consistent quality processes throughout the company.
A member of Linetec’s team since 2002, Bratz started in the quality department specializing in paint. He was promoted to anodize plant manager before moving to paint operations manager.
As Linetec’s paint operations manager, Slowiak is responsible for all aspects of the architectural coatings facility, including receiving, staging, pretreatment, applications, packaging and shipping. Prior to this position, he served as the continuous improvement manager. Before joining Linetec in 2018, he worked as a value stream manager at Parker Hannifin Corp., a global company in motion and control technologies.
Slowiak holds a bachelor’s degree in manufacturing engineering with a minor in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. He currently lives in Wausau.