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Meet Chad Brandenburg

Chad Brandenburg, Technical Services Project Manager at Advanced Heat Treat Corp (AHT), has been with the company since 2008. Learn about his day-to-day, advice for effective quotes and his interesting hidden talent.

posted On Wednesday, February 6, 2019 in Blog

Meet Chad Brandenburg

Q&As with Chad Brandenburg

Chad, tell us about your professional journey.

I am just starting my 12th year with AHT as a Technical Services Project Manager. In my previous careers, I worked in Inside Sales/Project Management for two different equipment manufacturers. All of my career, I have interacted with customers on a daily basis. It is rewarding helping them find a solution to their issue or problem.

What does a typical day look like for you at AHT?

As most would say, there is not a typical day, but I do a lot of quoting which involves reviewing customer prints and specifications along with possible fixture and/or tooling requirements, figuring out load sizes, and coming up with pricing. I also discuss requirements with customers on current and future projects along with giving them suggestions and options to meet their part needs.

Advanced Heat Treat Corp. offers 20+ surface treatments. What specific heat treating services do you primarily quote at the Burton Ave. location in Waterloo, Iowa?

A majority of the quotes I do are for induction hardening, carburizing, carbonitriding, and through harden. However, at our Burton location we also offer stress relieving, annealing, and a few blasting & cleaning processes. (View full list of Burton's services here.)

When you’re not working, how do you like to spend your free time?

My wife and I spend a lot of time with our families & friends, and try to keep up with our five grandchildren ranging 3 to 7 years old. I enjoy most things outdoors including working in the yard, nature walks, hunting, fishing, and bonfires. I also enjoy playing different types of cards.

What professional or personal accomplishment are you most proud of?

Putting myself though college and receiving a B.S. degree from Iowa State University

What is one thing people may not know about Chad Brandenburg?

I have done some auctioneering which I totally enjoy.

What is one thing our customers may not know about AHT Burton?

Our facility is open 24 hours a day starting Sunday night until Friday night so customers can drop-off or pick-up parts before or after normal working hours if required.

What piece of advice would you offer when requesting a quote?

Please include a print that includes the process, heat treat specifications, and material. (Request a quote here.

Now, a series of quick random questions:

  • Favorite Movie: Days of Thunder
  • First Job: Working on my grandpa & uncle’s farm at a very young age
  • Favorite Food: Pizza
  • Least Favorite Food: Chinese food
  • Person(s) Who Has Influenced You: Both my parents
  • Favorite Vacation: Colorado & Las Vegas
  • Favorite Quote: “It is what it is”

Have a question for Chad Brandenburg? Email him at brandenburgc@ion-nitriding.com or call him at 319-232-5221.

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