Mark R. Lang

Mark Lang is President at Brighton Tru-Edge and has been with the company for 31 years.

Mark spent ten years in a variety of positions on the vessel fabrication side of the business. He has served as head of fabrication for Brighton for 21 years.

Mark’s responsibilities include managing all aspects of the business from strategic planning, development, operations, and finances for the company.

He has had several positions at Brighton including:

  • Manager
  • Engineer
  • Plant Supervisor
  • Plant Manager
  • Vice President of Operations

He also holds certifications in OSHA 10/30/510 and is Lean/Sigma certified. Mark is a member of Vistage, where he participates in a group for executives and CEO’s.

A graduate from Ohio State University in 1978, Mark holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering.

Richard L. Wonder

Richard Wonder is Director of Sales at Brighton Tru-Edge. He started his career with Brighton in 1986, and has 29 years of industry experience.

In his 25 years at Brighton, Rich has held the following positions:

  • MTR Clerk
  • Shop Floor Scheduler
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Quality Control Manager
  • Office and QC Manager- Tuscaloosa, Al,
  • Inside Sales Engineer
  • Inside Sales Manager

Among his responsibilities, Rich is responsible for managing and developing six Inside Sales Representatives, one Accounting Representative and one Administrative employee. He is involved with estimating, forecasting, developing accounts and initiating sales strategies for a heavy metal industrial manufacturer.

Rich also is instrumental in helping to develop IT improvements to support Sales and Operations.

A graduate from Cincinnati Technical College, Rich has an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science majoring in Computer Integrated Manufacturing Engineering.

Stephen C. Hammoor


Stephen Hammoor is Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Brighton Tru-Edge. His experience in the tank head/metal business stretches more than 30 years, with half of that time spent at Brighton.

Among his responsibilities, Stephen works to develop, formalize and execute the Brighton business and marketing plans.

He also works to help motivate and engage the sales group to improve customer service. Steve teaches the group to be passionate and customer-focused and to fully embrace the Brighton Tru Edge experience.

Steve’s leadership is a crucial part of staying focused on exceeding the expectations of Brighton customers.

In his 14 years at Brighton Tru-Edge, Stephen has held the following positions:

  • Director of Sales
  • Director of Purchasing

He also has the following qualifications and certifications:

  • STI/SPFA Chairmen of Pressure Vessel Committee
  • STI/SPFA Board of Directors
  • OSHA 30
  • Vistage Member

A graduate from the University of Cincinnati, Steve has an associate’s degree in Industrial Management.

Bruce Knolle

Bruce Knolle is plant manager at Brighton Tru-Edge. He started his career in 1986 and has held many key positions at the company. Currently, he is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Head Shop. He oversees production, scheduling, shipping and the union employees.

He also works with the safety director to make Brighton a leader in safety in the manufacturing world.

In his 29 years with the company, Bruce has held the following positions:

  • Shop clerk for Fabrication Division
  • Production scheduler
  • Customer service
  • Shipping clerk
  • Foreman
  • Production manager
  • Plant manager

Matt Herdeman

Matt Herdeman is the Corporate Maintenance Director at Brighton Tru-Edge. He is responsible for all maintenance operations for the tank head production facilities, all utilities, and grounds maintenance operations for an 11 acre facility.

Matt began his career at Brighton more than 35 years ago as a machinist. He has since held several positions within the maintenance and production area including:

  • Maintenance Planner
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Production Manager
  • Plant Engineer

He is certified in Lean/Sigma as well as OSH 10/30. Matt’s responsibilities at Brighton extend into new machine installations, new equipment evaluations, and procurement.

Richard W. Seiter

Richard W. Seiter is the Quality Assurance Manager at Brighton Tru-Edge. Richard began his career at Brighton in 1987 where he gained experience as a shop clerk. Richard has since held several positions at Brighton including:

  • Customer Service Representative
  • Production Scheduler
  • Office Manager
  • Supervisor/scheduler of welding operation
  • Quality assurance manager

Richard graduated from Cincinnati State Technical College with an Associate’s degree in Applied Science majoring in Computer Integrated Manufacturing Engineering. Richard holds the following certifications:

  • Certified Welding Inspector (CWI)
  • Certified in OSHA 30
  • Certification for 80 hours of Lean Six Sigma Green belt training

Richard is also a member of the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) and a member of the American Welding Society (AWS).