2013 Leader Under 40: Scott Bungo, 31

Manufacturing Superintendent, Victaulic, Easton, Pa.


Scott Bungo, Manufacturing Superintendent, Victaulic, Easton, Pa. Courtesy: VictaulicScott Bungo, 31
Manufacturing Superintendent
Victaulic, Easton, Pa. 

Years at Victaulic: 9

AAS Tool Making Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology; BS Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology 

Scott’s contributions
“Scott is a dedicated manufacturing professional who has rapidly advanced at Victaulic due to his drive, passion for learning, and excellent communication skills,” said Christopher Misiak, director of manufacturing. “In fewer than 10 years, Scott has risen from the Victaulic Rotational Engineering Program out of college, to the Forks facility manufacturing superintendent. Scott’s ability to effectively cross-pollinate ideas among departments, navigate conversations among peers of all ages, and execute plant improvement projects to keep Victaulic facilities globally competitive has led to productivity gains and increases in manufacturing output. With Scott’s support, Victaulic has significantly improved plant safety, decreasing its incident rate by 20% to 30% year-over-year since 2005.”

Why a career in manufacturing?
“My fascination with innovation and process improvement began prior to my manufacturing career at Victaulic. As the son of a manufacturer who owned a tire business, my interest in addressing challenges with creative ingenuity began early. As a young adult I discovered ways to help make processes better within my family business. Those skills, along with my formal education, have served both Victaulic and me well. Today, I employ process improvements to help Victaulic succeed as one of the safest manufacturers in the industry, maximize productivity through lean manufacturing, and deliver quality products to our customers with unrivaled lead times.”

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