Production Staff

The highly trained and dedicated team at Bryan Tool is what sets us apart from other companies. They are the core of our business and our most valuable asset.

Many of the employees who work for us now were once students at Massanutten Technical Center learning under the unparalleled guidance of Founder John Bryan. Our team is the heartbeat of our business and our talented management staff provides them with the support they need to get the job done.

John Bryan - Founder

John Bryan founded Bryan Tool & Machining after having worked for 28 years teaching machining at Harrisonburg Technical Center and Massanutten Technical Center, John opened Bryan Tool in 1992 in a little one room shop. Fueled by passion and dedication, John outgrew that shop by 1994 and moved to a larger location on Carrie Street in Broadway, VA. In 2007 the company finally custom built a 16,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility. Currently in 2019 the business, staff and facility has grown to include several buildings at a combined 60,000 square feet.

Mr. Bryan has a daughter, Suzette, and four grandchildren, Mandy, Rachel, Allison and Landon.

David Huffman -
Senior Engineering Manager

David Huffman is the Senior Engineering manager and has been working at Bryan Tool since 1993. Born and raised in Broadway, VA, David and his wife Kim have two children, Sydney and Bryce. In his spare time, David enjoys spending time with his family in the great outdoors. David is a certified machinist and a certified CAD/CAM technician.

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Joey Dean - Operations Manager

Joey Dean joined Bryan Tool in April 2010 as the Operations Manager. He has twenty-five years of experience in the plastic container industry, where he worked as a machinist and maintenance manager. Joey is a certified Tool and Die Journeyman. A native of Rockingham County, Joey and his wife Cheryl have two children, Laura and Jacob. When he is not working, Joey enjoys hunting, fishing and working on his farm.

540.820.3858 /

Chip Wittig - Engineering Manager

Chip Wittig joined the team in May of 2010 and is the Project/Engineering Manager for Bryan Tool. Born and raised in Fulks Run, VA, Chip and his wife, Jennifer, currently live in New Market, VA. In his spare time he enjoys working horses, fishing, and spending time with his wife and family. Chip is certified in CAD/CAM and has spent the last 23 years in the machining, fabrication, and other manufacturing industries.

540.430.9695 /


Paul Arey - Project Manager

Paul Arey is a Project Manager for Bryan Tool & Machining. Paul joined our team in 2018 and is a certified journeyman machinist with an extensive background in equipment maintenance and repair. Paul excels in fabrication design and installation. Paul also has a great deal of experience with Boiler and Plumbing applications. Outside of work he enjoys competitive Tractor Pulling and working on his family farm.

Scott Turner - Project Manager

Scott Turner joined Bryan Tool at the start of 2020 as a Project Manager. He has now moved on to work as a Process Engineer and handles the logistics of material and tooling acquisitions along with job planning and tracking.  Living in Charlottesville VA for 22 years, he moved over to the valley in 2014 when he met his now, wife Caroline.  Scott enjoys tinkering with odds and ends, learning new things, and exploring new projects.  He received his Associates's degree from BRCC in 2016 in Advanced Manufacturing Technology: Manufacturing Engineering Technology.



Brian Garrison - Electrical Division

Brian Garrison joined Bryan Tool in 2017 as the Industrial Electrical Lead.  He started  his trade by going through a four year apprenticeship at a Steel Mill in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.  He worked twelve years in the Steel Mill and then moved on to work for a major brewer for seven years as an Industrial Electrician and then Managing the Electrical Department in Packaging for ten years.  Brian has a B.S. in Information Systems and has worked with a broad array of industrial electrical equipment, including Allen Bradley, Modicon, Mitsubishi, PLC’s, HMI’s and VFD’s and much more. He has over 25 years’ experience in the industrial electrical field and excels in troubleshooting equipment. Brian and his Wife Brooke and three kids, Reid, Drake and Rylie, moved to the Valley three years ago and fell in love with the area.  They enjoy traveling and working on the small farm they purchased near their home.

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Tim Bryan - President

Tim Bryan, President of Bryan Tool, has been involved in the business since its origination in 1992. Machining has been in the Bryan family’s history for generations and it was a natural step for Tim when he took over the reins from his father in 2002. Tim and his wife Debbie live on a farm iin the area with their two daughters, Rachel, Allison and son Landon. When not in the shop, Tim helps out on his own farm working with the horses and miniature Herford cattle. Certified tool and die journeyman and certified CAD/CAM technician.

540.830.0225 /

Jim Britton - General Sales Manager

Jim Britton is the General Sales Manager for Bryan Tool. Jim joined the team in January 2009 after spending most of his career with Sullair Corporation in Tidewater VA. Raised in Newport News, VA, Jim and his wife Linda reside in Waynesboro, VA, and have two daughters, one living in Gloucester and one in Maui.


540.830.2311 /

Scott Clatterbuck - Project Manager

Scott Clatterbuck is an Estimator/Project Manager for Bryan Tool. He has worked for Bryan Tool for a total of 13 years and also is involved with customer relations. He is a Va. State Certified Machinist and was a student of John Bryans at Massanutten Technical Center.  He lives in Keezletown and enjoys spending time with his family the outdoors and sports.


Brad Pence - Process Engineer


Brad came to Bryan Tool & Machining in November of 2017. As a process engineer Brad handles the logistics of material and tooling acquisitions along with safety training. Born and raised in Page County, Brad and his wife Jessica live in the Grove Hill area with their son Logan. Brad has more than 25 years of experience in precision machining. As a volunteer with Blue Ridge Community College and the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) machining programs Brad helps share knowledge within the trade. When not working or volunteering Brad enjoys spending time with his wife and son.


Sandie Morris - Purchasing

Sandie Morris joined the team in 2019.  She is the Purchasing / Inventory Specialist at Bryan Tool.  She has over 20 years of experience in purchasing and inventory management. She also handles the safety training and safety programs.  Born and raised in Broadway VA, Sandie and her husband Justin live in Broadway with their son Bentley.  Outside of work, she enjoys fishing, camping and spending time with her family.

Melissa Sabau- Controller

Melissa Sabau joined the team in March 2020 as Controller for Bryan Tool. Born and raised in Page County, she spent the majority of her career working at her family business in various accounting positions until closing the business in 2006. She then furthered her career as an Account Manager for a company in Bridgewater before moving to her current position at Bryan Tool. Melissa and her husband Peter have 2 children. She loves spending time with her family.