Director of Corporate Engineering
After graduating college in 2011, Adam E. Brunella began his career at Southeastern Container in the Bowling Green, OH facility. For the next 7 years he would work with the maintenance team to develop new automated processes, replace production lines, and overhaul the utility room. Adam was promoted to Plant Engineer of the facility in 2015. His experience led him to join the corporate engineering team as the Engineering Services Manager in 2018. In that role, he managed the blow mold engineering team, installing new production lines and identifying new PET technologies. In 2020 he became the Product Development and Engineering Services Manager. These new responsibilities allowed him to develop new relationships throughout The Coca-Cola Company and its bottling network. Adam is continuing to grow at SEC and is excited about his new role as the Director of Engineering.
Adam earned a BS in Electrical Engineering as well as a BS in Computer Science Engineering from the University of Toledo. During his time at Toledo, he interned with Plastic Technologies, Inc., where he worked throughout his undergraduate education. He then went on to receive his Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in business analytics from the University of Tennessee. His love for learning also had him complete a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt from the University of Michigan.
Adam grew up in a Michigan bedroom community just North of Toledo, Ohio. He wanted to make a difference in his community so he joined the fire department just after high school. He went on to serve for 5 years, retiring as an honorary member. This experience cemented the values of hard work and dedication, not only to his career but also to his friends and family. Adam and his wife Amy, an elementary school teacher, are proud parents to 4 children – Charlie, Bodie, Paige, and Oliver. As a family they enjoy spending time in Northern Michigan, hiking in Asheville, and being on the water