Har-Conn Welcomes Sales Representative, Andrew P. Dunn, to the Team


West Hartford, CT – The Har–Conn Chrome Company (Privately Held) is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew P. Dunn as Sales Representative at its West Hartford facility, reporting to General Manager Frederick Gariepy.

This is a new position for the West Hartford division, and will enable the firm to develop potential clients outside of their 80/20 area as well as enter into new markets. To accomplish this, Dunn's charter will be to strengthen Har–Conn's relationships with aerospace contractors, and develop new business with power plant, air frame, and landing gear contractors. In parallel with this, he will also be looking to expand Har–Conn's sales into land turbine manufacture, natural gas production, water desalination, wastesite/landfill equipment, and other new markets.

"Andy comes to us with over 30 years experience in production/overhaul plating, customer service, and metal finishing sales," says Tim Backus, Har–Conn's President. "His background includes a heavy concentration in turbine engine and other engineering applications where reducing wear, corrosion, and the effects of high temperatures is crucial." To that Dunn adds, "I tend to be very detail–oriented in solving problems in quality, cost, and expedited delivery, I have extensive knowledge in overhauling land and flight turbine engine parts, and I am experienced in selling and processing high energy coatings and coating removal."

Dunn also brings to the table an inborn competitive spirit that should serve him well in his new position; he played hockey in high school and college, and is a cycling enthusiast who has built and raced bikes in cross–country and triathlon competitions. As he explains, "My father owned a bike shop, and he exposed me to the fascinating worlds of engineering, construction, and especially the intricacies of airplanes and how they flew, which is why I naturally chose the aerospace field as a career."

Although Dunn has a degree in Business Administration, much of his skill comes from an intense interest in all things mechanical along with broad on–the–job training. He's worked at ERW Inc. as a product development engineer, at New England Plasma and Microfin Corporation as a sales engineer, and at Induplate Inc. in customer service and production.

Dunn was born in San Diego, has spent most of this adult life in southern New England, and is married with four children. He's still into bicycling and builds around twelve custom bikes each year, both racing and triathlon models.

About The Har–Conn Chrome Company

Since its founding in 1948, Har–Conn has become one of the largest independently owned aerospace processing firms in the world. Har–Conn specializes in aerospace and high technology applications of electroplated and related coatings. Har–Conn currently operates two facilities; West Hartford, Connecticut, and Fort Worth, Texas. Their reputation for quality and service is outstanding, serving more than 2,000 customers worldwide.

Har–Conn's work is found in such diverse areas as the space shuttle, the missile program, military and commercial aircraft engine, airframe, and landing gear, surgical instruments, computer components, avionics, and laser, automotive, and electronic equipment.

Har–Conn applies engineering–type electroplated and electroless coatings and also applies dry film lubricants, sprayed high temperature coatings used for corrosion resistance, and chemical conversion coatings. It repairs worn or "mis–machined" parts to restore dimensional tolerances, and processes very large parts (e.g., jet engine turbine cases and landing gear cylinders), and very small parts (e.g., cobalt X-Ray elements, 1.6 million pieces to the kilogram).

Har–Conn is both NADCAP accredited and a member of SEMA.


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West Hartford, CT 06110
Tel: 860.236.6801

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