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Tec-Option
Midwest

www.tec-option.com / HQ: Blissfield, Mich. / Employees:15 / Specialty: Modular assembly systems /
Bryan Domschot, founder, CEO: "I wanted to create something unique and different."

tec-option is a leading manufacturer
of flexible modular assembly
systems, automated assembly
and welding equipment.

A Clear Goal

tec-option's flexible modular assembly system
delivers efficiency to its market. by bob rakow
Tec-Option was founded 20 years
ago in Blissfield, Mich., by Bryan
Domschot, who utilized his background in welding and knowledge
of the business. He firmly believed
Tec-Option could offer solutions that
would greatly enhance efficiencies
and save money for Tier 1 automotive suppliers. "I'm a robotic welding
engineer by trade," Domschot says.
"I have been involved in many different processes during my career, but
mainly focused on resistance welding.
I have found that few people truly understand resistance welding."

Domschot took Kaizen classes while
working for a Tier 1 automotive supplier and was motivated by the messages conveyed. "They were challenging us to think outside the box,"
Domschot recalls.
Kaizen methodology promotes sustainable continuous improvement as
a daily way of life for every member
within the organization. It supports
the flow, implementation and recognition of improvement proposals
made by all collaborators.
Clearly, Domschot was thinking
about his professional future as he

absorbed the principles of Kaizen.
He wanted to make a career change
for a variety of reasons, among them
eliminating his 240-mile round trip
drive to work each day. Yet Domschot
wasn't able to go without a job while
working on a business plan for his
own company. Instead, he accepted a job at an automotive industry
supplier in Toledo, Ohio, located 30
minutes from his home. At first, he
worked for the company on a fulltime basis while working on plans for
his company during his spare time.
Eventually, Tec-Option became a
full-time endeavor, while his other
job became part-time work.
He wasn't concerned with having a
big company but rather aimed at creating the best company in the market.
His goal was clear. "I wanted to create
something unique and different
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