Jim Kistler

Operations Manager


Jim has 22 years experience in the aluminum die cast industry. He spent 17 years in the automotive industry before joining SUS in 2009. Jim's primary responsibilities include managing the plant's production and quality systems. He also focuses on SUS's continuous improvement efforts and customer relations. Jim is an effective leader with a strong technical background in die cast processes.


Jim has a B.S. degree from Purdue University and an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University. Jim has also completed several manufacturing leadership training courses and is trained in Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing systems. He is also a certified ISO lead auditor.


Jim and his wife, Julie, have two sons, Matthew and Michael. Jim enjoys exercising, biking, motorcycling, and coaching youth sports.


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