Bunting Magnetics Co., headquartered in Newton, announced the addition of David Briggs and Clint Pitts as new service technicians for the metal detection department.

“We are rapidly expanding our service capabilities to provide constant technical support for customers,” said Rod Henricks, Bunting product manager — metal detection, in a press release. “Manufacturing operations can not afford to shut down production lines. Our service team helps our customers remain productive by either providing solutions quickly over the phone or by being on-site in a rapid manner to solve any issues. Both David and Clint will be able to help Bunting increase our service commitment to our customers.”

Both Briggs, a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army, and Pitts, a petty ffficer first class in the U.S. Navy, bring an extensive avionics and electrical engineering background to their roles. In his last role, Briggs was maintenance supervisor at Fort Hood in Texas. Briggs managed the maintenance for 24 Longbow Apache helicopters. This included the supervision of 25 maintenance personnel, workflow management and quality control for the flight line operations of that fleet of helicopters. During his time in the Army, Briggs had tours of duty in both Korea and Iraq.

Pitts has both commercial and military experience that he brings to the company. Pitts recently has worked as an aviation maintenance manager at both Aerotek Aviation and Cessna Aircraft in Wichita.

Prior to that, Pitts served 10 years in the U.S. Navy in aviations maintenance with a focus on electrical, instrument and power systems. During his service time, Pitts directed the daily operations for the electronics shop aboard the USS Enterprise.

Bunting Magnetics Co. is a U.S.-based manufacturer of magnetic assemblies and equipment. The company’s product line serves global markets and includes a range of magnetic materials and components, magnetic separation systems, material handling equipment, magnetic printing cylinders, flexible dies and metal detection equipment.

For more information, write Bunting Magnetics Co., 500 S. Spencer Avenue, P.O. Box 468, Newton, KS 67114-0468; call 284-2020; or e-mail bmc@buntingmagnetics.com. Visit Bunting’s Web site at www.buntingmagnetics.com.