Who We Are.
Kevin has previously served 31 years at Flanders Corporation in numerous roles. Senior VP of Operations, Production Manager of Metal Products, Corporate Director of Facilities, Director of Research & Development, General Manager of Flanders Filters, Inc. Machine Shop Supervisor and Machinist. Kevin has an Applied Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Beaufort County Community College in Washington, NC.
Kevin originally started Oak Ridge Metal Works, LLC in 1996 with a 2 man operation. Oak Ridge Metal Works, LLC ran parallel on a small scale with his career at Flanders Corporation.
In 2012 Flanders was acquired by Insight Equity Group. Insight wanted to reduce overhead and sell off the machine shop. Kevin took the reduction as a new career opportunity ,resigning as Senior VP of operations of Flanders Corporation. He acquired the assets and gave the 16 employees a new opportunity when starting a full time business as Oak Ridge Metal Works, LLC. Today Oak Ridge has 53 employees specializing in Construction, Sheet Metal Fabrication, Metal Machine Work, Electrical Integration and Field Service work. Oak Ridge Metal Works, LLC is known today for providing Innovative Solutions to the Mid Atlantic Industries.
My objectives are to grow Oak Ridge Industries and enjoy profitable growth, while treating all employees with respect, insuring they all know how important they are and vital to our success. We will expand our business and diversify in a way that we will be able to sustain through economic downturns and business changes.
Over thirty years of experience in manufacturing management ranging from front line supervision to Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer. Over 30 years of experience in technical background ranging in machinery repair, welding and fabrication to trouble shooting process equipment. Over 30 years of experience in machinery design. Over 25 year experience working with exotic materials such as Titanium, Hastelloys, duplex stainless, Inconel, F-255, Aluminum, and all 300 series stainless. Implemented Lean Manufacturing principles to several departments. Lead on safety committee.
Familiar with ASME and NBIC in the fabrication and repairs of pressure vessels and heat exchangers. I have spent the last 2 years working on equipment for the non-woven industry as well as manufacturers of glass fiber for the air filtration industry.
Buddy’s responsibilities include: marketing programs, customer service and business development. Buddy strives to maintain a customer driven business model, while focusing on response time and offering solutions to our customer’s needs. His industrial experience is comprised of 27 years in the service and metal product sectors, with over 20 years in sales and engineering. Prior to joining team Oak Ridge in 2013, Buddy’s held positions in supervision, project management, and sales with two other industrial service providers. Buddy has an AAS degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology and a BS degree in Engineering Technology.