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Brenda Misukanis - Director of Quality Assurance

Brenda Misukanis

Director of Quality Assurance

Brenda joined Hydra-Flex in June 2018 as Hydra-Flex’s Director of Quality Assurance, bringing over 20 years of quality and manufacturing experience from the printed circuit board and filtration industries. She has an extensive background in Lean, 6-Sigma and Quality Management Systems, as well as degrees in Composite Materials Engineering and Mathematics from Winona State and a Masters in Manufacturing Systems from the University of St. Thomas. At work, Brenda enjoys designing, implementing and developing systems and solving complex problems. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, biking, camping, volleyball and watching MN hockey and Packers football.

Panchut Suksrinual - Quality Engineer

Panchut Suksrinual

Quality Manager

Panchut joined Hydra-Flex in September of 2018 as a Quality Engineer. She brings five years of quality systems, Lean/Six sigma, and process improvement experience from heat treatment, printing, and filtration industries. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Production Engineering from King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand and Master’s in Manufacturing Engineering from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, she enjoys biking, yoga, fishing, yard games, and spending time with her husband, family, and friends.

Shane Yanta

Quality Engineer

Shane liked his intern experience at Hydra-Flex so much he decided to permanently enlist! He joined us full-time in August 2022 after interning in 2021 and earning his Industrial and Systems Engineering degree at the University of Minnesota in May 2022. Shane focuses on quality in the CNC and nozzle areas, builds relationships with vendors, and will help us improve our scrap processes. Outside work he loves to watch sports and play basketball and video games, and he recently has taken up golfing.

Bill Grundy


Bill joined the Hydra-Flex quality team in July 2022 and will focus on calibration and FAIs. He was an aviation radar repair technician in the army and gained extensive calibration experience at Honeywell Aerospace, Productivity Quality, and Burns Engineering, in addition to field service work for Martin Calibration and PQI. In his free time, you can find Bill outdoors on his motorcycle, fishing, hunting, and even “Glamping,” while sharing his dry sense of humor and endless “Dad jokes.”

Bob Steen - Senior Quality Technician

Bob Steen

Warehouse Supervisor

Bob joined Hydra-Flex in August 2020, he has 30 years of manufacturing and quality experience from the filtration, cryogenic storage vessel and aerospace industries supporting various QMS systems. At work he looks for ways to use data and metrics to improve processes. Outside of work, Bob enjoys spending time with his two daughters, and with family and friends. He enjoys boating, fishing, hunting and spending time up north at the cabin.