Sarah Baer is Shipping Supervisor at Amanda Manufacturing. She began her service at Amanda as a Shipping Manager in 1998.
In her several years as an Amanda employee, she has supported her co‑workers by acting as an in‑house instructor for CPR‑AED and Basic First Aid.
Sarah is a graduate of Logan High School and completed coursework, including EMT classes, at Ohio University Lancaster.
MIKE BERRYQuality Control Manager
Mike Berry is Amanda Manufacturing’s Quality Control Manager. He is responsible for all quality-related programs and activities.
Building upon more than three decades of experience in his field, he also serves as the Lead Auditor for the TS16949 Quality Program and works closely with customers to meet metallurgical and technical specifications, to analyze root causes of production issues and to implement corrective actions.
Mike studied music theory and composition at the Ohio University School of Music and political science at Hocking Technical College, as well as various metallurgical studies.
VON CRABTREEPlant Superintendent
Von Crabtree serves as Plant Superintendent for Amanda Manufacturing, helping oversee primary operations at the Logan, Ohio plant.
Previously, Von served as Floor Supervisor and Scheduler, and he has been in his current position for two years. He is committed to doing everything possible to produce superior products for Amanda Manufacturing’s customers.
Von graduated from Logan Elm High School and has more than thirty years of experience in manufacturing.
MIKE HOODVice President of Manufacturing Operations
Mike Hood is Plant Manager at Amanda Manufacturing, as well as serving as President of Manufacturing Operations for Deshler Group in Livonia, Michigan. He has led Amanda Manufacturing since 2001, when the company was known as Amanda Bent Bolt.
While at Amanda, Mike has drawn upon his two decades of manufacturing experience to increase company sales by more than 250%.
Mike studied computer programming at Hocking College and currently resides in Ohio.
SHARON KEITHSales Coordinator
Sharon Keith is Amanda Manufacturing’s Sales Coordinator, managing the sales department at our facility in Logan.
Hired in 1994 as a staff member in Receiving, Sharon eventually transferred to Shipping. After demonstrating her capabilities in both departments, Sharon became Amanda’s Shipping and Receiving Supervisor, moving to Sales in 2011.
Sharon is a graduate of Logan High School and attended Hocking College.
SETH MATHENYHuman Resources Manager
Seth Matheny serves as the Human Resources Manager for Amanda Manufacturing, overseeing and managing hiring, job skills training, attendance and safety training.
In 2010, Seth joined Amanda Manufacturing as a time-study analyst, eventually moving into human resources management. Previously, Seth worked as a loan processor and as an oil and gas land manager.
Seth completed coursework in mechanical engineering and business management at West Virginia Institute of Technology and coaches local youth basketball teams in his spare time.
JIM SANDSCost Accountant
Jim Sands is Amanda Manufacturing’s Cost Accountant, managing monthly financial reporting, costs and inventory flow, as well as overseeing the company’s IT operations.
Starting his career at Amanda Manufacturing in Purchasing in 1991, he moved to Shipping and Receiving, and then to Cost Accounting. Before coming to Amanda, he worked for the Campbell Soup Company and for Cuddy Farms.
Jim holds a degree in accounting from Hocking Technical College and has nearly three decades of accounting experience. He is active in his community and volunteers in children’s ministry activities at his church.
KEVIN SMITHEngineering Manager
Kevin Smith is Engineering Manager at Amanda Manufacturing, overseeing all manufacturing operations at our plant in Logan.
Drawing upon his almost thirty years of manufacturing experience, Kevin works hard to increase Amanda Manufacturing’s overall productivity and competitiveness. He is dedicated to sustaining the company’s reputation as a high quality, efficient and cost-effective manufacturer of metal parts for various industries.
Kevin resides in Ohio.
LEE ANN SPECHTCustomer Service Manager
Lee Ann Specht serves as Customer Service Manager for Amanda Manufacturing, working to ensure our customers receive excellent care and consistently superior products.
A long-term employee of Amanda Manufacturing, Lee Ann has been with the company for nearly three decades. Her goal is to help both Amanda and its many employees to prosper and grow.
Lee Ann studied accounting at Hocking College.
Sandy Zwayer acts as Controller for Amanda Manufacturing, overseeing a four-person staff and managing the company’s financial activities, including accounts payable/receivable and benefit plans for all employees.
In 1987, Sandy began her career at Amanda Manufacturing in cost accounting before moving to a controller position.
Sandy has a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Rio Grande and an M.B.A. from Ohio University. She is also a hard-working advocate for the Central Ohio Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.