Tom Obrock

Tom Obrock

Mechanical Engineer

Tom earned his MBA and Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degrees from The University of Toledo, which have supported his expertise and skill development in various diverse work environments in the wood industry. His experience indicates his ability to excel in multiple domains as a launch engineer manufacturing Ford, GM, and Chrysler products. Tom has also established long-range plans, budgets, and policies for various other industries and companies.

Likewise, Tom has completed a $5 million line for a new product offering for the Armstrong Low-Maintenance Coating flooring product. His responsibilities included:

  • Writing equipment specifications.
  • Soliciting quotes for the purchase.
  • Installing equipment for the project.

This major equipment included machinery and technology to facilitate line loading, coating, curing, stacking, and loading the finished product.

Tom has demonstrated a profound commitment to both industry and efficiency. He employed Kaizen & Lean manufacturing methods to decrease waste and improve productivity, improving overall processes. He has also implemented Six Sigma techniques for problem-solving to reduce product defects and facilitate motivation and strategy. Tom also applies his literacy in SAP and QAD production management and purchasing and management modules.

Tom is an exceptional communicator with internal and external customers, combining his technical proficiency with his hands-on expertise. He has administered both multi-million dollar and smaller capital expenditures ventures. Tom has worked with various government agencies, including monitoring and submitting specific required regulatory reports such as Tier-2, From-R, and annual air-compliance permits. In addition, he has skillfully managed the ISO-14000 certification process and submitted Title V air permit applications, maintaining the SWPP plan and revising the plan for disposal of hazardous wastes. Tom joined BSC in 2018.