I am Barry Thomas, one of the owners of BECCA. I started with a back ground managing finishing operations working at General Motors painting struts…… Dempster Systems painting garbage trucks……. then Monroe Automotive painting shocks and struts…… DeVilbiss painting paint spray booths. Each case created unique challenges in the finishing operations that needed attention. Whether it was reducing cycle time to create velocity through the process or eliminating quality challenges reducing efficiency or dealing with the hazardous waste issues that needed to be managed.
As a result a group of my friends wanted to find a business that would fit my background….. Then invest in that business where we could make a difference! Furthermore wanted to make changes that would drive customer success and make an environmental impact.
At BECCA we believed we could make a difference in each of these areas in Finishing Operations:
|Reduce Cycle Times|
Eliminate Quality Issues
Reduce Hazardous Waste
Who Is Barry Thomas?
My background in Mechanical Engineering and Finishing operation management along with the ability to improve systems made BECCA an attractive business. Up to 2000, BECCA USA made sheet metal structures with very little analysis on performance. In 2000, BECCA USA was in financial trouble and as a result was looking for someone to purchase the business. After evaluation of the business and the market, a group of four of us made the purchase. We are now known as BECCA Inc. We radically changed the business structure and the systems we produce.
How: Our challenge at BECCA was to develop products that would provide Reduce Cycle Time, Eliminate Quality Issues and Reduce Hazardous Waste.
It took us longer than anticipated to develop products and options that would accomplish the above keys. Therefore ultimately would be to provide systems that execute those keys in a low cost and productive manner.
- FLASH DRY Rapid Drying System for both waterborne and solvent applications. It reduces dry times without contamination:
- Delivery systems for our products that are unmatched
- Stock – Same Day or Next Day Non-Stock – Call
Where: We serve the US, Canada, Australia, & Mexico