We are dedicated to making a difference.
Don TomannChief Executive Officer
Don has spent the past 25 years building and directing the operations at UMC. He believes that the cornerstone of UMC’s success is its culture, and Don understands the importance of an energized vision and well-articulated values in the success of an organization. In addition to helping drive growth and continuous improvement for UMC’s customers, Don is also passionate about UMC’s community involvement and contributions. The company historically donates 4% of profits to local and national nonprofit organizations that are making a positive impact, especially in the areas of education and training. Don is a strong advocate for family-owned businesses and the role they play in strengthening our communities and the economy.
Sarah SundineChief Operations Officer
Sarah Sundine has extensive knowledge and experience in quality engineering, new product launches, and both project and people management. She has a proven track record of organizing and advancing initiatives ranging from highly technical to culture and employee-oriented. Sarah’s background in quality methodologies, statistical process control, quality engineering, and her understanding of customer requirements fit seamlessly with UMC’s vision and will propel UMC’s continued growth and technical advancement in the precision parts industry.
Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering from Michigan Tech, a Master of Science in Engineering Management from the University of Michigan Dearborn, and a Project Management Professional Certification from PMI. She has a storied history of active volunteerism in Women of Today, holding titles of President and State Program Manager, Association of Women in the Metal Industries, as a Board Member, and has championed multiple fundraising efforts for various causes.
Brian AltmannDirector of Engineering and Quality
Brian Altmann has more than 20 years of experience in engineering and quality in the medical device industry. He leads UMC’s engineering team in new product launches, closely collaborating with the sales department to exceed expectations for customers. In alignment with UMC’s motto, “Going beyond others,” Brian’s leadership approach focuses on helping each individual develop and sustain the motivation and experience they need to thrive.
Brian holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. He is passionate about guiding engineers early in their careers through mentorship opportunities.
John BozichDirector of Sales and Business Development
John Bozich has over 30 years of experience in manufacturing and business development. He brings extensive technical knowledge as both an engineer and product manager to UMC, where he leads a sales team of six in responsive, respectful, and clear communications with customers. John was raised in a small Northern Minnesota town where “your word was all you had,” a value he sees exemplified at UMC and foundational to his approach in sales and business development.
John holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology with a focus on Technical Illustration and Graphic Design from Bemidji State. He designed, developed, and patented the Multi-Stage clip used in 25,000+ spine surgeries as well as a zero excess footprint socket that won Semiconductor International’s Best Product Award. John is also a Certified Partner of the Predictive Index talent optimization platform. In his free time, John dedicates himself to mentoring youth at his local church.
Bryan BuchDirector of Manufacturing
Bryan Buch has over 25 years of experience in manufacturing, machining, and production management in medical device, aerospace and defense industries. Bryan leads UMC’s strategies for everything between engineering and the customer including manufacturing scheduling, supply chain, and production.
In the first years of Bryan’s career he remembers thinking of UMC, “This is how you do manufacturing, engage with your workforce and create trust.” Now in leadership at UMC, Bryan’s driving force is to “be the leader that I would want to work for” by developing people who know their work is important, integrity paramount, and growth encouraged.
Bryan earned his certification in Machining Trades from Anoka Technical College. He is currently completing his Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Bryan is invested in youth development, mentoring, and engaging the next generation of manufacturing experts from early ages.
Scott PetersonDirector of Automation and Facilities
Scott has dedicated over 40 years to precision manufacturing and automaton of complex parts. His experience in various roles such as Project Manager, Design Engineer, Applications Engineer, and Senior Quality Engineer gives him the background to skillfully guide UMC’s automation strategy. Scott’s education in LEAN, 5S, Six Sigma, and Statistics help him ensure the facility, equipment, and automation can deliver a superior product at a competitive price. He enjoys challenging his team to drive best-in-class manufacturing through every avenue, from facility and process design to equipment selection.
Dick SalonekDirector of Finance
Dick merges his 25+ years of finance and accounting experience with a passion for continuous learning and technology. Dick’s oversight helps UMC stay on the cutting edge with strategic investments while maintaining control of key business metrics that drive financial stability and growth. Dick holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from St. John’s University, a Certification of Management Accountant from the Institute of Management Accountants and Mini-Masters in LEAN and Strategic Planning from the University of St. Thomas.
Joe ToupinDirector of Information Technology
Joe Toupin has over 25 years of experience and leadership in information technology in the manufacturing sector. Joe leads UMC’s IT infrastructure and operations department with a data-driven approach that delivers excellence in customer service.
As a leader, Joe encourages excellence both in terms of the product delivered as well as the method of delivery. “My superpower is the way I deliver service to my customers,” Joe says. By providing excellence in service and support, Joe says he achieves his purpose in life: allowing others the opportunity to grow and be successful.
Joe earned three Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees in Local Area Networking, Wide Area Networking, and Marketing/E-commerce from Rasmussen University. Joe is passionate about inspiring youth to explore careers in technology and recently served as an Influencer for EPIC-MN (Exploring Potential Interests & Careers) in association with St. Cloud Technical & Community College.
For more than 50 years, UMC has delivered quality and service beyond what our customers have experienced in the past. Our passion for building better parts, processes, and partnerships drives us to bring innovation and creativity to every project and every relationship.Don Tomann, Chief Executive Officer