HOUSTON—Madden Bolt, a steel fabricator that manufactures custom anchor bolts and steel plate products, recently announced the appointment of Steve Orphey to the position of general manager. Orphey holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and has served in management capacities at Northwest Manufacturing and Hong Hua, where he oversaw change management initiatives to help earn ISO certification for both companies, according to a press release from Madden Bolt.

Orphey’s operational background is seen as a key to helping Madden Bolt become safer and more efficient. At Northwest Manufacturing, Orphey helped initiate a tool tracking system that decreased set up time by forty percent and shrinkage costs by fifty percent, according to the release. Today, he is responsible for key operational initiatives within Madden Bolt’s fabrication team, including employee engagement, cost management, quality, and operational efficiencies.

“Right now, I’m working on establishing key performance indicators for the team, so we know exactly what we’re striving for,” said Orphey, in the press release. “But one of the most important factors in determining our opportunities for improvement is engaging our front line.”

With a targeted focus on quality over the upcoming years, Madden Bolt (www.maddenbolt.com)  will also rely on Orphey’s quality control experience to assist the QA/QC team in defining and resolving gaps. Last October, Madden Bolt added QA/QC Manager, Michael Devience, to lead the quality team.