Chair of MODEC
Midwest representative to National DEC Steering Committee
International Sales Director, Sunnen Products Company
Tom Dustman has been heavily involved with sales and support to International Customers and Sunnen’s network of global subsidiaries and distributors. With over 20 years experience and having visited more than 30 countries, for sales of capital machine tool projects and consumables, Dustman has overseen growth of Sunnen’s export business. He has worked extensively to bring on new distributors, coordinated the start up of new Joint Ventures, and participated in Trade Shows globally.
Dustman began his career working in the field of abrasive and honing technology at Sunnen Products Company in 1979. With a degree in Ceramic Engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla, Tom began his career at Sunnen in abrasive research and development. In addition, his Sunnen tenure has included stints in manufacturing management, Business Group management, product management, strategic account development and marketing/sales management. His present position is International Sales Director.
Mr. Dustman’s expertise spans the global marketplace. He was instrumental in establishing Sunnen’s distribution network in China, Middle East and Brazil, and has visited manufacturing facilities in all parts of the world to help analyze and solve bore sizing and finishing issues.
Mr. Dustman’s wide experience makes him a leading authority in all aspects of honing including machines, tooling, abrasives, honing fluids, bore gages and in particular the techniques to combine them into productive and cost effective honing systems.
He has given technical presentations on all aspects of honing in Europe, Latin America, South America, Asia and North America, and has served as chair for the International Honing Clinic on two previous occasions.
He serves on the board of directors for Shanghai Sunnen Mechanical Company.
Additionally Mr. Dustman was named one of the Top 100 people to know in St. Louis for 2013. Dustman serves as Chair of the Missouri District Export Council (MODEC), he serves on the Steering Committee of the National District Export Council, and also is a member of the Association of Manufacturing Technologies Global Marketing and Sales Committee