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WATERBURY, CT, January 9th 2024 – Microbest, Inc., the firearm industry’s leading manufacturer of tight tolerance metal components for pistols, revolvers and rifles, is excited to announce the appointment of Will Brown as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). He is a US Army veteran with extensive experience in operational excellence, including lean manufacturing, systems & process expertise, and change management.

He will play a pivotal role in Microbest’s continuous efforts to drive growth and enhance operational efficiency.  Will has a remarkable talent for cultivating team-based high-performance cultures with emphasis on employee development, continuous improvement and accountability.

"Will Brown has a proven track record of developing and implementing manufacturing systems that drive operational efficiencies, resulting in a better overall customer experience.  His deep understanding of lean manufacturing, operational efficiencies, and quality control systems will be invaluable as we continue to expand our product portfolio and manufacturing capabilities", said Shaun Gaus, CEO of Microbest.

Mr. Brown's most recent role was as the Site Leader/Director of Operations of a 100,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Fall River, Massachusetts for PLZ Corp.   Before joining PLZ Corp, he held senior positions in Honeywell, Tegra, and Smith’s Medical.  Mr. Brown began his career in the US Army serving in both Air Defense and Military Police Corp.

“Understanding the markets that Microbest serves, specifically personal connection to the military and law enforcement, generates a level of excitement for me within this role to drive superior quality and value to our customers,” said Will.

In his new role, Mr. Brown will oversee Microbest’s day-to-day operations, working closely with the other members of the leadership team to execute the company's strategic vision and drive operational efficiencies. 

About Microbest, Inc.
Microbest, Inc. is the partner of choice for precision machined components and assemblies used in the Firearms/Defense, Aerospace, Medical, Automotive, Business Machine, and Electronic Component markets. Founded over 60 years ago, Microbest has grown through process innovation, a constant pursuit of customer service excellence, and continually raising the bar in terms of quality, value, and productivity. Microbest employs over 250 skilled employees and has diversified its equipment and techniques to service clients across multiple industries, producing close-tolerance machined components from a variety of materials. With over 330 state-of-the-art CNC turning, milling, and grinding machining centers, along with industry-leading engineering and quality assurance teams, Microbest is the go-to supplier of precision machined components and assemblies for critical applications.  Please visit www.microbest.com for more information.

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