ND Industries


Brad Gallagher

Clawson, Michigan — ND Industries is pleased to announce the hiring of Brad Gallagher as Applications Engineer and Business Development Manager. Brad will be focused on the growing electric vehicle industry, as well as the aerospace and industrial markets, while fostering ongoing relationships with clients across the Western United States. Brad will work with new and existing customers to determine how ND can help solve their problems.

In 2009, Brad graduated from Kettering University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, followed by a Master of Science in Engineering Management in 2011. During his time at Kettering, Brad participated in numerous co-op programs. Each program honed Brad’s skills and exposed him to all levels of an organization.

Brad’s career path allowed him to work with world-renowned chemical manufacturing companies that specialize in fasteners and adhesive technology. Starting in the lab, Brad was quickly recognized for his technical know-how and communication skills. Brad has since worked in Account Manager and Business Development roles, handling large OEM accounts.

Brad intends to draw on his background in the automotive industry to collaborate with engineers and managers to develop technical solutions that meet their product requirements. With Brad’s assistance, ND Industries will continue to bring in new business and build on the established customer base. Brad is confident that ND Industries will remain on the cutting-edge with its exceptional line of products and unparalleled customer service.

ND Industries is a leading chemical technology manufacturer, serving the global market with adhesives, sealants, and thread-locking technologies. ND Industries specializes in products utilized in the automotive, aerospace, and defense industries.

Paul Sundstrom Named General Manager at ND Industries’ Illinois Facilities

ND Industries is pleased to announce that Paul Sundstrom has been promoted to General Manager of its Northbrook and Rockford, Illinois facilities. He is taking over the position from John Thramann, who recently announced his retirement. John has worked at ND Industries since 1970 and played an integral role in making ND one of the current leaders in the fastener locking and sealing industry. ND Industries wishes John all the best while he enjoys a well-deserved retirement.

For the past two years Paul has been ND’s lead Sales Manager in Illinois. Prior to joining ND, Paul spent seven years in technical sales, operations, and manufacturing, and earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Northern Illinois University.  In addition to his education and experience, Paul will be bringing his hands-on approach to learning, as well as listening skills. “I believe it is important to listen twice as much as I talk and allow my employees’ expertise to be voiced, allowing me to make the best decisions possible.”

Paul says that his main focus for the facility will be customer service. “Our goal is to prove to customers, existing and new, that ND Industries is here to provide top-tier service through fast deliveries, excellent support, and competitive pricing. Our service commitment is to accommodate the customer based on what their business, company, or market requires.” To facilitate fastener processing, ND Industries is investing in new equipment at its Northbrook and Rockford locations, which will better service the regions with improved delivery times and pricing.  Paul believes that “Ultimately every customer should feel as if their order received special attention. That’s what will make them eager to work with ND Industries on new opportunities.”

Richard Foukes to Lead ND Tech Group

Richard Foukes

ND Tech Group, a division of ND Industries, is proud to welcome Richard Foukes to the team. Rick will serve as the Vice President of Research & Development.

With a Ph.D. in Quantum Chemistry, executive level leadership experience, over 3 decades of product development and 17 patents issued, Rick is abundantly qualified to meet the responsibility and challenges of managing the operations of the ND R&D facility. Aside from developing, leading and nurturing his group of chemists and support staff, he will be furthering the research and development of new products for the fastener and adhesives industry. As a coatings, sealants and adhesive expert, Rick brings a wealth of benefits to his team and ND as a whole.

Professionally, Rick has 32 years of experience in the industry, having spent that time with notable companies like Royal Adhesives and Sealants, BASF, FCA Group, PPG, & Skinit.

Academically, Rick has a BS in Chemistry and an MS in Polymer / Physical Chemistry, in addition to his Ph.D.

We’re looking forward to the continued growth in new product development under Rick’s expert guidance.

ND Sponsors Cyber Cats 5436

ND Industries is a proud sponsor of the Rochester Hills Cyber Cats 5436 Robotics Team. They recently won the MARC 2016 event and stopped by our facility to demonstrate their robot and to talk about the program.


New Hires 2015


Subject: ND Industries, Inc., Personnel Hires
Date:   October 22, 2015

ND Industries, Inc., an industry leader in fastener adhesive and sealant material development and processing, is pleased to announce the following additions to its staff:

Tom Lipinski, has joined ND Vibra-Tite as the Vice President of Sales. Tom comes to Vibra-Tite with 31 years Loctite/Henkel experience.  In his last position with Henkel, he served as Director, New Business Development where he was responsible for new business in the Appliance and HVAC market segment.  He managed eleven focused account managers with indirect responsibility for 172 sales people. Besides his stellar track record and previous success, Tom brings his contagious enthusiasm and innovative thinking to our growing organization.

Prasad Ramawickrama is ND’s new IT Director and will be working at the ND Resource Center in Troy, MI.  Having previously served as Director of Corporate Operations, Director of Information Systems and Accounting at his previous job for over 19 years, he brings a practical business focus to the IT group. His extensive knowledge of business automation, ERP systems, and customer support will allow him to assist in many different areas of the company.

Tim Cross will serve as the Midwestern Fastener Processing Division General Manager.  Tim comes to ND with a vast knowledge of engineering and plant management experience and was most recently employed at Swagelok Company and Sam Dong Ohio, Inc.  Bill Shirley will impart his years of dedicated ND experience to Tim.

John Sundstrom is the new Account Manager for ND’s Northbrook, IL division.  He comes to ND with a vast knowledge of fasteners previously working for a Rockford, IL fastener manufacturer.

New Jersey Division Inspection & Sorting

High-Tech Inspection and sorting is now available for stainless steel fasteners at ND Industries New Jersey Division. In addition to providing pre-applied adhesives and sealants, ND Industries offers fastener inspection and sorting services for ferrous and non-ferrous fasteners ranging from 0-80 (M1.6) to 8-32 (M4). ND inspection equipment is designed to provide rapid, reliable results that meet the quality demands of today’s manufacturing industry while saving time and money. We can inspect for foreign material, shank length, head diameter, bent shanks, presence of thread, broken punch, recess fill, shoulder diameter, dog point diameter, incomplete tip formation, surface defects & more.
Benefits of ND inspection, processing, and packaging:

  • Reduced shipping and handling costs
  • Improved part turnaround time
  • Less handling = fewer touch marks and less damage
  • Value-added, part quality assurance


Contact us to learn more
New Jersey Processing Center
Nick Panasian
128-2 Bauer Drive
Oakland, NJ 07436
Phone: 413-348-4039
Fax: 201-651-1400
Email: npanasian@ndindustries.com

University of North Carolina Training

BryanMcClellandND Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer and processor of fastener coating products and services, announces a recent event. This past spring, Bryan McClelland, Sales Engineer for ND Industries, Inc., gave a talk entitled Fastening Adhesives and Sealants Available to Automotive Engineers to the mechanical engineering students at the University of North Carolina – Charlotte. McClelland was a guest lecturer to the students participating in the university’s Motorsports Program. This program allows students to earn a UNC engineering degree with a concentration in motorsports and prepares them for careers in the motorsports and automotive industries. The program combines classroom theory with a large amount of hands-on instruction.

During his presentation, McClelland informed the class about the variety of adhesive and sealing products used in the racing industry, such as threadlockers, thread sealants, and RTV silicone gasket makers. “The students were very interested in learning which product formulas are best suited for a given situation, and why,” stated McClelland. “They asked great technical questions about products, chemistry, uses, and standards.” They also learned about deciding when to use fasteners pre-applied with material and when to self-apply by considering factors like economics of production, labor costs, and variation.

McClelland devoted another portion of his talk to sharing his perspective on the evolution of careers in automotive engineering. He noted that “the students had a lot of questions pertaining to career choices within automotive engineering. They were eager to discuss the various engineering occupations available that would utilize the skills and knowledge they’re acquiring in school and best fit within their individual interests.”

Luke Woroniecki, Coordinator of the UNC Charlotte Motorsports Program, was glad to have McClelland speak to the class. “Bryan gave valuable insight to the students in the program about their academic options, professional careers, and how the industry works. He was so well received that the students were still asking him questions an hour after the scheduled conclusion. We loved having him give a talk and hope he does so for years to come.”

For more information about the products and services of ND Industries, Inc. visit their website at www.ndindustries.com. To learn more about the UNC Charlotte Motorsports Program go to www.motorsports.uncc.edu.