BRIGHTSMITH LLC, who is celebrating their 10th anniversary this year, announced that Tim Day has joined the company as their new Vice President and General Manager.  Tim joins Tiffany Hutcheson, Assistant General Manager, in leading the coil coating operations of BRIGHTSMITH, as well as the post-painting operations in Trenton, N.J.  

Prior to joining BRIGHTSMITH, Day spent the last eight years in a variety of positions with Canam Group (Canam Steel Corporation) out of South Plainfield, N.J., most recently serving as their Senior Vice President of Operations.  After college, Day worked at Bouras Industries, a manufacturer of siding, roofing, steel joists, decking, and coil coating, and he ran the company for seven years.  He also managed the steel joist and deck operations for Commercial Metals Company for three years, before going to work for Canam.  Day has a bachelor’s degree in business management from Penn State University, and is married with two children in college.  He enjoys golfing, hunting, and fishing in his leisure time.

When asked about why he came to work for BRIGHTSMITH, Day stated, “BRIGHTSMITH and the Bus family have a strong reputation for quality and service.  I want to be part of that culture and help grow the BRIGHTSMITH business.  Building on the foundation of offering quality, flexibility, and value to our customers, we want to grow our customer base and continue the process of making BRIGHTSMITH a world class coil coating and post-painting company.”

The post-painting facility of BRIGHTSMITH Coaters is led by Plant Manager, Keith Schultz.  Tony Bus, Product and Process Manager, assists in the daily operations and continuous improvements to the post-painting process.  Day will help with overseeing this facility in Trenton, NJ, and exploring ways to grow their offering of painting services to a wide variety of customers.

Jim Bus, President of BRIGHTSMITH, LLC, said “We have known Tim for a number of years, and with his management experience, we thought that he would be a great addition to our leadership team as our business continues to expand.  Tim has a lot of firsthand experience in what we have to offer our customers, and that will be valuable in identifying ways that we can improve and grow in the future.”