Prototek names John Cleary to manage Wisconsin operations

John Cleary

Prototek, a national leader in rapid prototyping and one-stop production of precision sheet metal fabrication and CNC machining, recently appointed John Cleary as operations manager for its Grafton, Wisconsin, facility. Prototek’s midwestern location provides full sheet metal, CNC, machining manufacturing of prototypes, and short-run part production, including wire EDM, waterjet cutting, finishing, and assembly for many industries, including aerospace, defense/military, education/research, electronics, healthcare, robotics, and transportation.

“We are very pleased to welcome John Cleary to our management team,” said Prototek President Brian Francoeur. “Our Wisconsin facility strategically connects our East-Coast and West-Coast operations to serve our national customer base. John brings vast experience in all facets of operations management specific to our manufacturing niche.”

“Prototek has a long-standing reputation for turning around challenging parts in record time,” Cleary said. “I am very pleased to join Prototek and I look forward to leading the Wisconsin division for this fast-growing company.”

Before joining Prototek, Cleary led many organizational and operational improvements with several firms, including developing Six Sigma and DMAIC culture and other quality and safety programs, upgrading sales and marketing, introducing new technologies, and overseeing expansions. Cleary served as division president/operations manager for Pace Industries. Earlier, he held operations manager positions with Mumford Metal Casting; LMI Manufacturing; ALLCAST, INC.; and Craft Cast Co., Inc. Cleary earned a B.S. in manufacturing engineering from Silver Lake College.

Founded in 1987, Prototek has grown to become a national leader in rapid prototyping and one-stop production of precision sheet metal fabrication and CNC machining across four manufacturing facilities: two located in Contoocook, New Hampshire; Grafton, Wisconsin; and Sunnyvale, California. With nearly 175,000 square feet of manufacturing workspace, Prototek is known for turning around difficult and fast-turn jobs that other shops turn away. Quick quotes and rapid throughput are a specialty on high-precision sheet metal fabrication and machining of various metals and plastics, electro-mechanical assembly and short-run continuous manufacturing. Prototek serves a broad mix of end markets, including medical, robotics, electronics, aerospace, logistics, and technology.