Mogadore, OH- June, 2017 – Vertex, Inc.’s design, production and distribution operations have been certified to the ISO 9001:2015 (w/design), International Quality System Standard. The certification became effective on May 17, 2017.

The company’s entire quality system was audited and certified by Smithers Quality Assessments Inc. (SQA), a leading independent accredited registrar, and found to be in compliance with this newest ISO standard. Vertex was previously certified to ISO 9001:2008 (w/design).

Vertex, Inc. specializes in the design and manufacture of elastomeric seals and related products for customers in many various industries. Customers are currently serviced in North, Central and South America. Vertex conducts business out of two facilities in Mogadore, Ohio, a suburb of Akron.

Smithers is fully accredited both by the Dutch Council for Accreditation (RvA) and the American National Accreditation Body (ANAB) and is a member of the Independent Association of Accredited Registrars.

Contact for information:

Richard Bowers, V. P. Operations



JANUARY 2016:   Vertex, Inc. is pleased to announce our 2015 SERVICE AWARD recipients. The following associates are a vital part of the VERTEX FAMILY. We are grateful for their dedication and loyalty, which has helped Vertex to become a part of so many excellent companies. Mr. Sal Brugnano, along with Mr. Jim Westhoff, Vertex founders, praised the group for their team spirit and positive attributes.

vertex employees 5 years5 YEAR WARDS
(L to R) – David Parsons, Eric McDonnell, Roger Burton, Diane Boyd, Tim Entler, Stephanie Alexi and Trisha Schaar. Seated in front is Mr. Sal Brugnano, co-owner and co-founder.

(L to R) – Janice Wehrlin, Mark Garrison, John Seigfried, Eric Bjorkman, Glenna Selman, Pamela Ziegler, Kimberly Jundzilo and Sead Kehonjic, along with Mr. Brugnano.

(L to R) – William “Bill” Andrick, VP Sales, received his 20 year award from Mr. Brugnano and Richard Bowers, VP Operations.

JANUARY 2015:  Vertex, Inc. is pleased to announce the successful completion of a course of study by our newest ISO Internal Auditors:  Five of our associates completed the requirements that qualify them to conduct the necessary internal audits for our ISO 9001:2008 w/design accreditation. The course of study was conducted by the Stark State College “Workforce and Economic Development” department on site at Vertex over a three day period. This brings Vertex to a total of seven trained Internal ISO Auditors.

L to R: Michael Bennett, Nicholas Sandor, Kaleshia King, Rodney Fain Sr., and Farren Heppinstall

Mike is our Value Stream Coordinator for the extrusion department.  Nick is the Value Stream Coordinator for the fabrication department.  Kaleshia is our Materials Lab Technician. Rodney is the lead operator in our extrusion department.  Farren is our lead operator in the fabrication department. As we have stated previously, continuous education and training are a part of our corporate vision. These educational opportunities for our associates are vital to their long term development, core competencies and fulfillment of our customer obligations.  This course of study, through hands-on activities, provided a platform to learn auditing terms and definitions; process models; process audit versus the system audit; audit skills and techniques; planning, performing and reporting the audit as well as the corrective action process. Vertex, Inc. previously was accredited to ISO 9001:2000 (with design) in 2006. In 2009 the company was certified to ISO 9001:2008 (with design) and there has been an ongoing effort to upgrade our associates knowledge and abilities to conform to the current accreditation level.

We offer our congratulations to these team members for working to benefit our customers, fellow associates, and the entire Vertex organization. We are very proud of their well-earned accomplishments.