First and foremost, Johnny has a passion for helping companies by helping PEOPLE become the best they can be. People make it happen, and no improvement activity will ever be effective without starting with people.
Encourage people to grow to be their best selves.
Johnny has over 20 years of experience in applied aluminum extrusion metallurgy. His professional work includes leading various trainings, extrusion process auditing, department management, and process engineering.
Johnny has worked with industry leaders reducing scrap, increasing revenue and writing training procedures. His background as extrusion manager, process engineer, and quality manager at multiple sites provides a broad perspective on the aluminum industry.
Johnny has a Master's in Materials Science from Michigan Tech University and extensive extrusion metallurgy training.
Certified Six Sigma Green Belt
Voting member of ASTM Subcommittee B07 and E01.04
Major scrap reduction initiative - resulted in >3M pounds saved annually
Productivity turnaround for struggling press line – stabilized and increased productivity 30%+
Key extrusion die design upgrades at multiple plants
Change culture to follow credible recipes for aluminum production
Extrusion process audit activities across the United States
Multiple 6xxx aluminum alloy implementations including press qualifications
Working with quality department to reduce scrap and defects (reduced 1.5%)
Cross tooled 10” and 8” press for operational flexibility, while improving die/container interface stability
Materials lab analysis of aluminum extrusion defects
In-depth training sessions for plant personnel and management, focused on process control, quality, extrusion metallurgy, best practices
Pangborn, et al., “The Future of 6xxx Medium Strength Structural Applications”, Proc. of the 9th Intl. Alum. Extrsn. Techn. Sem., 2008 (Jointly presented May 2008)
Pangborn, et al., “6005A: Practical evidence of advantages for extruders and their customers”, Proc. of the 10th Intl. Alum. Extrsn. Techn. Sem., 2012 (Presented May 2012)
Pangborn, et al., “Simple temperature measurement techniques for extruders: Straightforward solutions in a tough market”, Proc. of the 10th Intl. Alum. Extrsn. Techn. Sem., 2012 (Presented May 2012)
When home in Central Wisconsin, Johnny enjoys outdoor activities, playing guitar, and spending time with his wife and four children.