Dean Tufano

Technical Services Manager

Dean has more than 30 years experience in mold polishing and hard chrome plating, and he is one of three managers at Bales with the distinction of “Certified Electroplater-Finisher” — which means he has completed intensive coursework to deepen his knowledge of electroplating and other finishing processes.

Dean came to Bales in 2009 as our Nickel Department Manager after 22 years as a plant manager for a large polishing and plating company. Now in our Technical Services Department, Dean gets great satisfaction from helping and supporting customers — especially when they, themselves, don’t know what coating or finish would best suit their needs.

Dean looks forward to sharing his experience at upcoming industry events. He also believes in giving back in his community, which he does through his local Jaycees chapter and Turners Club.

A few fun things to know about Dean:

Favorite board game: Monopoly

Favorite cartoon as a kid: Tom & Jerry

Favorite pizza topping: Sausage

My heroes are: My parents

Best movie ever: Prancer