Meet The Bates Industries Management Team

John Trautner (Operations Manager)

Sam Brayton (Quality Manager)

Sam Brayton

Sam began his career in the medical device industry at Mallinckrodt Anesthesiology in Argyle, NY in 1983. He advanced from packaging to extrusion as a machine operator, then went on to become technical training coordinator. In 1996 when Mallinckrodt moved their operations to Mexico, Sam followed moving his family of seven to sunny El Paso. Sam worked in training and complaint handling before becoming the QA Manager of the Juarez/El Paso operations. Sam signed on at AngioDynamics in 1999 as Quality Assurance Manager and later became the Director of Global Quality. After 13 years at AngioDynamics, Sam accepted the role of Quality Manager at Bates Industries.

Tammy Casey (Office Manager)

Rhonda Sharp (Materials Manager)

Rhonda Sharp

Rhonda came to Bates as a Planner/Buyer and has advanced to the position of Materials Manager. Rhonda brought with her the experience and knowledge gained in over 20 years working in manufacturing supervision, scheduling and purchasing positions in Mallinckrodt, NAMIC, Kendall-Sheridan and Tyco / Covidien. Rhonda works tirelessly to locate the best suppliers to meet our customer’s needs at the best price and highest quality.

Lee Bené (Engineering Manager)

Lee joined the Bates team in September of 2016.  He is a Licensed Professional Engineer with a Bachelor’s of Science Mechanical Engineering degree from University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA.  For the last 13 years, Lee was responsible for the maintenance and engineering groups’ direct support of manufacturing operations at Pfizer and then Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.  Lee’s extensive experience in improving equipment reliability, reducing waste, and reducing operating costs will be key in helping Bates grow and achieve our goals.

Kathy Rist (Production Supervisor)

Why Choose Bates?

Why Choose Bates

Our family-owned company of experienced manufacturing professionals will work closely with you to bring your medical device ideas to fruition, on time and within your organization's budget.

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