ETM Manufacturing Names Vice President of Operations

Veteran of Sheet Metal Manufacturing Tapped to

Build Sustainable Model for Manufacturing Excellence


LITTLETON, Mass. (November 7, 2014) – Harold Long, a 40-year veteran of sheet metal manufacturing has joined the executive team at ETM Manufacturing, one of New England’s most trusted sheet metal and fabrication manufacturers. As vice-president of operations, Long will apply practical experience in the day-to-day workings of a production floor as well as best-practices in some of the most advanced manufacturing disciplines, such as Kaizen and lean manufacturing.  He will report to Rob Olney, president of ETM Manufacturing.

ETM Manufacturing, which counts among its customers some of New England’s best known and innovative original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), has consistently invested in talent, technology and training as critical to meeting customer needs. Its custom sheet-metal solutions are used by EMC Corp., Antenna International, A.I.R innovation, Panel Claw and more. ETM Manufacturing’s addition of Long to its team will enhance the company’s ability to continuously improve processes and advance efforts to decrease inefficiencies, increase profitability and improve workflow.

“We realized early into the recession that our recovery was up to us and the best antidote was to make smart choices about who we worked with, what we did and how we did it,” said Olney.  “Harold’s experience in the unique environment that is sheet metal manufacturing will help us drive the excellence our customers have come to expect from us at every opportunity.”

Long joins ETM Manufacturing from HML Enterprises, where he was president.  His expertise in sheet metal operations management comes from working in course of 40+ years with dozens of world-class manufacturers, including BMW, Boeing, Carrier Corporation, Caterpillar, Citation Corporation, Cummins, Ford, Freightliner, GE, Ingersoll Rand, John Deere, Mack Trucks, Siemens, Toyota, and Volvo. Long has cultivated know-how in all aspects of the business – from materials management and engineering and design transformation to customer engagement and employee relations.

ETM Manufacturing provides sheet metal fabrication, machining and assembly with customized solutions to New England OEMs seeking quick-turn solutions, at much higher quality and competitive total landed cost over low-cost country sources.  Since moving into a state-of-art of the facility in Littleton, Mass. in 2012, the company has continued to expand its portfolio of  services, adding  turning, polishing and a model for accelerating ramp to production.




About ETM Manufacturing

For more than 40 years, ETM Manufacturing has been providing custom, precision sheet metal and machined components to some of the best New England-based original equipment manufacturers in computing, energy, telecommunications, medical/lab, printing and other industrial equipment.  ETM offers creative solutions to customer’s complex supply chain issues, helping them save money and reducing time to market. For more information, please visit or call (978) 486-9050.