Our Quality Policy

Meeting customer expectations while preventing errors through continuous improvement.


Our Quality Manual

ISO 9001 Certification

ISO 17025 Accreditation

PED Certificate

RoHS Certificate of Compliance

Conflict Minerals Statement


Quality Department Bios

James J. (J.J.) Barroner, Quality Manager (jbarroner@smalltubeproducts.com)
(814) 693-6018

J.J. has been with Small Tube Products since 1996 serving in various capacities within the Quality Department. J.J. has his Bachelorʼs Degree in Management and an MBA from Saint Francis University. He is also an ASQ Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence and has completed Six Sigma Black Belt Training.

Elizabeth Malone, Senior Quality Engineer (emalone@smalltubeproducts.com)
(814) 693-6024

Elizabeth has been with Small Tube Products since August 2006 and has a Materials Science and Engineering degree from Virginia Tech University. In 2012, she completed her Six Sigma Black Belt training through Purdue University. Elizabeth focuses the majority of her time on projects relating to quality management systems, continuous improvement of products and processes as well as failure analysis and technical assistance

Dan Walk, Quality Group Leader (dwalk@smalltubeproducts.com)
(814) 695-4491 ext. 6181

Dan has been with Small Tube Products since 1976. He has performed many jobs on the production floor before coming to Quality. He is the lead team member of our inspection staff and the deputy technical manager for our laboratory. He participates regularly on complaint review teams as well as continuous improvement teams.

Tammy Shultz, Quality Inspector (tshultz@smalltubeproducts.com)
(814) 695-4491 ext. 6180

Tammy has been with Small Tube Products since 2007 when she initially joined the company as a roll straightener operator. She fulfills the role of our 2nd shift inspector providing a strong quality presence on the shift. Tammy is also a member of our Safety Improvement Team.

Matt Puhatch, Quality Inspector (mpuhatch@smalltubeproducts.com)
(814) 695-4491 ext. 6180

Matt has been with Small Tube Products since 1994 having worked primarily in our Bench and Finish Departments. He has participated on numerous continuous improvement teams as well as being a current member of our 401K Retirement committee. Matt maintains his Level I qualifications for Eddy Current Testing.