Linetec names Paul Bratz as regional sales manager

Paul Bratz has been named as Linetec's regional sales manager serving customers in Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah and Kansas. Headquartered in Wisconsin, Linetec offers a central, single source solution for architectural finishing of aluminum products in both residential and commercial buildings, and other applications.Bratz draws from more than 15 years of experience managing Linetec's paint and anodize operations. He shares his knowledge and assists aluminum product manufacturers and fabricators, architects, contractors, builders, property managers and owners with their selection and specification of painted coatings, anodize and specialty finishes. Customers also benefit from a range of value-added services including Linetec-managed inventory, packaging and trucking; thermal improvement and stretch forming services; and field repair and restoration.A Six Sigma Black Belt and Advanced Lean Practitioner, Bratz most recently served as the company's quality manager. In this role, he worked closely with Linetec's sales and operations associates to continually improve upon the robust quality system and positive customer experience. A member of Linetec's team since 2002, Bratz started in the quality department specializing in paint. He was promoted to anodize plant manager before moving to paint operations manager.In 2015, Bratz was recognized for "extraordinary support" of employees who participate in military service and honored with a Patriot Award by the Wisconsin Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense.Along with community leadership, Bratz, represents Linetec's industry leadership as a member of the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA). He participates in FGIA as part of the AAMA Finishes Committee. This committee provides guidance on consistent testing criteria for all finishing standards, including AAMA 2603, 2604, 2605 for architectural coatings and 611 for anodize.To learn more about Linetec's architectural coatings, anodizing and specialty finishes, and value-added services for aluminum, please call 888-717-1472, email or visit

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