HighTech Finishing Hires Simon Haining as President

HighTech Finishing has hired Simon Haining as its new president. Haining will support the company’s focus on innovation for metal plating inside aircrafts.


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A photo of Simon Haining, HighTech Finishing's new president
Photo Credit: HighTech Finishing

HighTech Finishing (Houston, Texas) has appointed Simon Haining as new company president. He will support the company’s growth objectives of advancing capabilities in metal plating for aircraft interior parts by using his over 15 years of experience in manufacturing, aerospace and aviation.

“We were impressed with Simon’s global business experience and deep understanding of manufacturing processes to optimize our delivery of finished parts to customers,” says Carl A. Bartuch Jr., CEO of HighTech Finishing. “Simon is the right person to lead our company forward, enhancing our lean manufacturing processes and building on our stellar reputation for high-quality decorative metal plating.”

“I look forward to applying my experience as a business leader in the manufacturing environment and my technical understanding of metalwork to support company growth in 2021 and beyond,” says Haining. 

Educationally, Haining studied physics at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. After supporting university research into quantum physics, Haining entered the aerospace and aviation environment to apply his understanding of metallurgy and metal properties in manufacturing settings.

Haining advanced from specializing in the technical side of manufacturing to becoming an operational leader focused on refining processes that improve productivity and the quality of finished products. Prior to joining HighTech, Haining honed critical skills managing people and took on more business responsibilities that allowed him to oversee the success of manufacturing projects for clients including Baker Hughes, Shell, Schlumberger and Halliburton.

In 2021, Haining will spearhead efforts to optimize HighTech manufacturing processes, navigate post-pandemic challenges for the aviation market and support the development of new services to meet the latest customer needs.