Bob Brunetz– General Manager
Bob has been with ABT for over 10 years and has led several departments during his tenure including Business Development, Operations and Quality. Bob earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Western Michigan University.
Chris Sheldon – Director of Operations
Chris recently rejoined the ABT team with 18 years of leadership experience. Previous years with ABT were spent as a Buyer, Production Scheduler, Production Manager, and Operations Manager. Chris’s favorite Core Value is accountability. To Chris, accountability means we accept responsibility for our environment and take extreme ownership of results. Chris spent six years in the United States Army as a Supply Sergeant and has his BBA in Management from Davenport University. He is currently pursuing his MBA in Human Resources.
Steve Miller – Director of Engineering
Steve has over 28 years of experience in the contract manufacturing industry (15+ with ABT). He has extensive experience in the electronics field with focus on wire harness, circuit card assembly, assembly integration, and product research and development. Steve currently leads the Engineering group that includes a team of Electrical, Mechanical, Test and Manufacturing Engineers. Steve has participated in SME and SMTA enabling him to develop relationships with industry techniques and technology.
Ben Kowalski – Controller
Ben has been in ABT’s accounting department for more than 9 years and has extensive experience in both cost accounting, managerial accounting and strategic financial planning. In addition to leading the Accounting team he also lead’s ABT’s Cost and IT functions. Ben has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Grand Valley State University.
Kyle Petkus – Director of Business Development
Kyle joined the ABT team five years ago and began as a Buyer. He has worked in many areas including Purchasing, Program Management, and Business Development. Kyle’s favorite Core Value is Entrepreneurial Spirit and enjoys the many opportunities available to take initiative to offer new ideas and processes. Kyle graduated from Grand Valley State University with a BBA and MBA.
Ben Darga – Director of Quality
Ben recently joined the ABT team with 9 years of quality manufacturing experience. Ben’s favorite Core Value is Geekiness because he loves to learn. He graduated from Oakland University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Phil Provost – Director of Programs
Philip joined the ABT team in 2013 as a buyer. Before his time at ABT, Philip spent
10 years in the Banking industry. Philip’s favorite core value is Entrepreneurial Spirit which he sees regularly in how we support our team members. Philip graduated from Grand Valley State University
with a degree in Finance and from the University of Michigan with a MBA.
Shelley Van Dyke – Director of Human Resources
Shelley has over 20 years of experience in Human Resources Management and has been with ABT since June of 2014. She has led both manufacturing firms in HR and also has broad experience in the consulting industry. She holds a BA in English from Calvin College and a MA in Organizational Communications from Western Michigan Univeristy.