Bruce Wylie, President IMT Forge Group
Bruce is a proven strategic and operational leader. Prior to joining Clifford-Jacobs in April 2011, Bruce held key management and Board positions with a variety of growth companies for over 20 years. Starting his career with Ernst & Young, a global tax and financial services firm, Bruce quickly moved into leadership roles there and with operating companies such Patriot Forge Co., one of the largest open-die forging companies in North America, and financial institutions such as BMO Capital Corporation, a subsidiary of one of the largest banks in Canada. He has been a member of Boards of Directors of 15 private companies, 3 public companies and 2 not-for-profit organizations. Additionally, Bruce holds the Canadian designations of Chartered Accountant and Chartered Business Valuator. As Clifford-Jacobs continues to grow, Bruce’s background and expertise is taking us to higher levels of efficiency and most importantly, customer satisfaction.
Jason Ray, General Manager
Overseeing all disciplines of Clifford-Jacobs, Jason’s experience in both engineering and sales roles are instrumental to organizational success. With a strong focus on customer satisfaction, Jason’s results-oriented emphasis keeps company standards high. He works on a constant basis to keep Clifford-Jacobs at the top of their game to excel on a detailed level at meeting customers’ needs.
Bud Kinney, VP Sales, IMT Forge Group
Bud is a mechanical engineer with over 20 years of sales and marketing experience. For the 9 years prior to joining the IMT Forge Group, Bud worked with SIFCO Forge in sales, marketing and business planning. Bud’s responsibilities include managing the Sales Force, developing and executing sales strategies and working to strengthen the position of the IMT Forge Group in the marketplace. Bud reports to the President of the IMT Forge Group.
Lori Brown, Sales Manager
Lori serves as the link between Clifford-Jacobs’ various disciplines and customers, making sure expectations are not only met, but exceeded. This includes a focus on advancing a global understanding of the steel forging industry for the benefit of customers. With more than 20 years of sales experience, Lori has a proven ability to see the big picture in a given situation, and to understand how that impacts Clifford-Jacobs internally, as well as the impact on service to customers.
Gordon Glosser, Quality Manager
Gordon Glosser brings a wealth of quality and operational experience to Clifford-Jacobs. After graduating from the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD with a B.S. in Systems Engineering, he served six years in the U.S. Marine Corps, holding various leadership positions including Commanding Officer. Upon leaving the military, he held various quality, engineering and manufacturing positions, including those of Corporate Quality Manager, Engineering Manager and Production Manager. His efforts have helped several companies achieve initial ISO Registration of their quality systems in both single and multi- plant operations. At Clifford-Jacobs, Gordon’s expertise and knowledge will help take the company to the next level of expertise, quality and customer satisfaction. He has held the CQE designation and has his MBA.
Mike Snell, Engineering & Operations Manager
Mike plays the central role in coordinating the people and equipment involved in the die forging process at Clifford-Jacobs. As demand increases, Mike ensures that his team is constantly improving on-time delivery, managing lead times and maintaining a high level of quality that is unparalleled. Mike’s 27 years of experience at Clifford-Jacobs Forging has made him an expert on raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and many other issues that make the difference in maximizing quality and performance for customers.
Jeff Baker, Manager of Health, Safety and Human Resources
Jeff Baker, SPHR, is responsible for the areas of health, safety and human resources at Clifford-Jacobs. This includes in-part, the areas of safety training, recruitment and selection of employees, labor and employee relations as well as benefits. Jeff previously served in similar capacities for Flex-N-Gate Corporation’s Indiana operations, ACH Food Companies-Champaign and Illinois-American Water Corporation. He was first exposed to the forging industry while serving as Manager of Employee and Labor Relations with ThyssenKrupp Crankshaft Company. He attended Lincoln Trail College before graduating with a B.S. in Business Degree from Eastern Illinois University, majoring in Management with an emphasis in Personnel. Jeff has earned a lifetime certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the Human Resource Certification Institute, the educational affiliate of the Society For Human Resource Management. Jeff’s goal in leading the Health, Safety and Human Resources Department at Clifford-Jacobs is to build the type of company that is both good to do business with and work for.
Lindsay Carney, Accounting Manager
As Accounting Manager, Lindsay is responsible for executing the company’s financial reporting as well as ensuring that these documents comply with generally accepted accounting principles. Since joining Clifford-Jacobs in early 2012, she has assumed responsibilities and oversees the cost accounting functions which include standardized cost setting, variance analysis and reporting, inventory valuation, and manufacturing close processes. Additionally, she manages the payables, receivables, capitalize assets, and MRO procurement procedures. Prior to Clifford-Jacobs, she has held similar roles within manufacturing accounting departments serving the steel, foundry, and energy industry sectors. Lindsay holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Communications from Northern Illinois University, along with both her Master of Accountancy and MBA. She is in the final process of obtaining both licenses for Certified Public Accounting and Certified Management Accounting.