Bracalente Manufacturing Group
Ron Bracalente was born and raised in a small rural town of Quakertown Pennsylvania. After Graduating High School in 1983, Ron went on to College in Upstate New York at Syracuse University. Ron earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Management with a minor in Human Resource Management. Throughout his career as a student in High School and College, Ron worked doing various jobs at his Grandfather's machine shop, Bracalente Manufacturing. By the time Ron graduated College he learned the trade of tool making and worked as a manufacturing process engineer for the company.
Ron's professional career started after he graduated college 1987, with Bracalente Manufacturing. First, as an Operations Manager then Vice President of Operations and he now serves as the President and CEO of The Bracalente Manufacturing Group.
Since Ron joined the company, sales have grown nearly 10 fold by adding customers, various machining and manufacturing process disciplines and global business units. Ron has also streamlined operations utilizing tools such as:
• Lean Manufacturing
• Advanced quality systems
• Pay for Performance Gain Sharing
• One Page Strategic planning
• Predictive Index
In 2005 a second business unit was added; BGL Bracalente Global Limited. BGL is a global supply chain designed to deliver the best overall value to the customer through utilizing strategic suppliers from low cost regions around the globe.
In 2009 a third business unit was added to the group; BMP Bracalente Metal Products in Suzhou, China. BMP is wholly owned manufacturing plant in China and is a mirror image of BMC USA. BMP manufactures for Western based customers with plants in China serving Asian markets.
Ron has also been a student of manufacturing by connecting and collaborating with people from companies all over the globe that have been successful with today's modern manufacturing methods and systems.
Ron actively serves on various boards. Nationally; The Precision Machined Products Association as a Board of Director, Officer and recent President; Locally for the Manufacturer's Resource Center as a board member and Chairman for 2 years. In addition he serves on the Board of the Bucks County Boy Scouts of America. He also serves on the board as an officer of the SV Youth Lacrosse program and has coached both Youth football and Youth Lacrosse for Saucon Valley.
Ron is married with 3 children, is an active member of Assumption Parish and enjoys time with his family, mountain bike riding, fishing and hunting outdoors and playing golf.
NRA life member
YMCA fund raising committee member
Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce member
Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce member
US Chamber of Commerce member
MRC (Manufacture Resource Center) Board Member and Previous Chair
PMPA (Precision Machined Products Association) past president and board of director