Meet the team

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Nuestro equipo de expertos no tiene comparación gracias a su experiencia en metalizado selectivo, y todos siguen la ética de que, sin importar las circunstancias, los pasos son los mismos:

  • escuchar el desafío del cliente;
  • informarse todo lo posible acerca de la situación o aplicación;
  • aprovechar todos los recursos disponibles, tanto internos como externos;
  • encontrar la solución más apropiada y liderar la iniciativa para desarrollarla;
  • lanzar la solución de manera eficaz para la satisfacción máxima del cliente.

Equipo de ventas y marketing

Ron Saleker

Ron Saleker

West Sales Manager
T: 216.524.0099 x 170
E: rsaleker@sifcoasc.es
WA, OR, ID, MT, WY, UT, CO, NV, CA, BC, AB, SK

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Ron Saleker is a 37 year veteran of SIFCO ASC with extensive knowledge of engineered brush electroplating applications in commercial, military and manufacturing venues. Ron is a Kent State University graduate who loved his first job so much he never left. He is equally well-versed in the technical aspects of the business as he is in sales. Ron currently serves as our Western Territory Manager in the US.

Tony Arana

Tony Arana

Southwest Sales Manager
T: 216.524.0099 x 178
E: tarana@sifcoasc.es
AZ, NM, TX, LA, MS, Mexico

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Tony Arana has been with SIFCO ASC for nearly 25 years, straight from Technical College. Tony helps customers successfully identify and implement solutions using the SIFCO Process®. He lives in The Woodlands in Texas with his wife and three kids. Tony is an avid sports fan; especially fast-pitch softball, soccer; and has a hopeless golf game. Tony serves as our South Central Territory Manager.

Bob Burfield

Bob Burfield

Technical Support Engineer
T: 216.524.0099 x 169
E: rburfield@sifcoasc.es

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Bob Burfield is a native to Canton, Ohio, near the SIFCO ASC headquarters. He has been loyal to SIFCO ASC for 30 years and has held numerous positions. He is an expert in the selective plating industry. He is currently our Midwest Territory manager and finds it very rewarding. When he’s not in the shop or on the road, you can find him playing golf or fishing with family.

Bill Kozane

Bill Kozane

Northeast Sales Manager
T: 216.524.0099 x 160
E: bkozane@sifcoasc.es
NY, PA, WV, VA, MA, RI, CT, NJ, DE, MD, DC, ME, NH, VT, ON, QC, NB, NS, PEI

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Bill started as a contract service technician at SIFCO ASC and later joined the sales force. He has been in the selective brush plating industry for nearly 35 years and he remains passionate about it. He enjoys traveling the country and meeting new friends along the way. He aligns his goals with yours and works diligently to make your applications successful. Bill currently serves as the Northeast Territory Manager.

Todd Romanski

Todd Romanski

International Market Manager
T: 216.524.0099 x 125
E: tromanski@sifcoasc.es
International Sales

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Todd’s nearly three decades of business experience bridges two seemingly distinct areas - initially in trade show/event marketing and, for the past twenty years, he has been engaged in industrial marketing, sales and business development for capital equipment manufacturers. However, across both phases, his approach to business and customer satisfaction remains the same - to be a dedicated problem solver and to remain passionate about discovering effective solutions to client needs.

A resilient “badger” from the state of Wisconsin, Todd comes by his tenacity and “willingness to dig” naturally. As a proud father of four, his personal interests are happily his children’s passions, and have included ice hockey, Irish dancing and Scouting.

Scott Peterson

Scott Peterson

Sr. Training Manager
T: 216.524.0099 x 167
E: speterson@sifcoasc.es

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Scott has been with SIFCO ASC for nearly 30 years and has played a large part in our exceptional customer technical support. He has represented SIFCO ASC on many industry committees, while publishing and presenting technical papers on the SIFCO Process®. He began as a plating technician and was promoted to Service Shop Manager at the Connecticut facility. He has since been Technical Service Manager and our Aerospace Market Manager. He worked in the Aerospace market, selling contract service work and equipment for 8 years. He now serves as the Sr. Technical Training Manager and oversees the Training Department.

Phil Bauer

Midwest Sales Manager
T: 216.524.0099 x 136
E: pbauer@sifcoasc.es
ND, SD, MN, NE, KS, OH, OK, AR, MO, IA, WI, IL, IN, MI, KY, MB

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Phil Bauer joined the SIFCO ASC sales team in early 2014.  He is a graduate from the University of Akron and a native to Cleveland, Ohio.  Phil has an extensive background in customer service and a great deal of knowledge in the automotive industry.  He is serving customers in the Midwest region.

Alli Stockdale

Alli Stockdale

Marketing Coordinator
T: 216.524.0099 x 120
E: astockdale@sifcoasc.es

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Alli joined SIFCO ASC in 2015 with over 7 years of experience in Marketing. She has a MBA from Lake Erie College, in Painesville, Ohio and a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Bowling Green State University. Alli serves as the Marketing Coordinator and supports global marketing efforts for SIFCO ASC.

 

Equipo directivo: EE. UU.

Lee Shelton

Lee Shelton

Group Managing Director
T: 216.524.0099 x 124
E: lshelton@sifcoasc.es
 

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Lee has been with the Norman Hay Group for over 13 years and has been instrumental in developing the group’s International expansion. He was appointed as Group Managing Director of SIFCO ASC at the end of 2012 and oversees the US and European operations. Prior to this, he was based in Hong Kong for 3 years as the group’s Director of International business development and also spent 6 years in Japan as a Director of Ultraseal International. Whilst in Tokyo, he attained an Executive MBA from Temple University’s Japan campus.

Lee is a fluent Japanese speaker and interests include sports and travel.

Chic Allen

Chic Allen

General Manager
T: 216.524.0099 x 126
E: callen@sifcoasc.es

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Chic has been with ASC for nearly 9 years and serves as Operations Director for North America. He is responsible for leading operations activities in the four US locations. He is a Lean Manufacturing practitioner and drives improvements utilizing Toyota Production System principles. Chic is the leader for the SMART initiative at SIFCO ASC. He has a strong technical and manufacturing operations background; and he has progressed from Engineering Lab Technician to Plant Manager, Manufacturing Manager and VP Operations for companies ranging in size from $1 to $30 M. Chic has a Bachelor’s degree in General Management from Cleveland State University.

Derek Vanek

Derek Vanek

Technical Manager
T: 216.524.0099 x 166
E: dvanek@sifcoasc.es

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Derek joined SIFCO ASC after completing a 2-year technical program specializing in repair of industrial diesel engines and a 5-year stint in the Navy. He has also obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Old Dominion University. During his 28 years at SIFCO ASC, he has worked in sales, training, project management, and marketing. He currently serves as Manager of Inside Sales and Technical Support.

Lillian Smereczynsky

Lillian Smereczynsky

Quality Manager
T: 216.524.0099 x 154
E: lsmereczynsky@sifcoasc.es

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Lillian joined SIFCO ASC in 2009 and serves as the Quality Manager. She earned an Associate’s in Business Management in Pennsylvania and draws on her experience as Quality Engineer and Quality Systems Engineer from previous companies. She has a strong background in Aerospace and Automotive operations; in addition to her knowledge in quality management systems and processes. Lillian is featured as ASQ’s ‘40 New Voices of Quality’.

Sidney Clouser

Sidney Clouser

R&D Manager
T: 216.524.0099 x 133
E: sclouser@sifcoasc.es

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Sid joined SIFCO ASC 8 years ago and is the R&D Manager. During this time, he has formed a team that prides itself in its active involvement in supporting our sales opportunities. They provide technical assistance and support production and continuous improvement efforts. Sid leads new product development efforts and has guided development projects in green alternatives, such as hexavalent chromium and cadmium, metal matrix composites, friction and nano-structured coatings and plating on titanium.

Sid has over 30 years of experience in electroplating. Prior to joining ASC, Sid was with Gould Electronics, Inc., Foil Division, progressing from Staff Scientist to VP – Research & Development in his 24 year career with Gould. He is the Co-inventor on 20 U.S. patents in electronic materials and co-author of more than 30 publications and presentations. Sid has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Case Western Reserve University; his thesis was Kinetics of O2 Reduction on Platinum in Acid Electrolytes. He also has a BA, Chemistry from Indiana University.

Sherri Beedles

Sherri Beedles

HR Manager
T: 216.524.0099 x 128
E: sbeedles@sifcoasc.es

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Sherri has been with ASC for 5 years as Human Resources Manager responsible for all Human Resources for the 4 US locations.

Sherri is an experienced Human Resources professional having progressed in various HR roles in governmental, healthcare, consumer goods manufacturing/distribution/sales, and higher educational organizations. She has worked for the City of Cleveland, The MetroHealth System, Sherwin Williams Company and Case Western Reserve University prior to joining ASC. Sherri has a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management & Labor Relations and a BA degree in Political Science from Bowling Green State University.

Kristi Baker

Kristi Baker

Manager of General Accounting
T: 216.524.0099 x 156
E: kbaker@sifcoasc.es

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Kristi has been with SIFCO ASC since 2005 and has earned Bachelor’s degrees in Accounting, Business Management and Marketing. She also pursued an additional degree in Information Technology and is known to be a techno-geek. Kristi supports both external and internal customers and believes in treating everyone as the #1 customer. When not in the office, Kristi can be found at a sporting event or boating on Lake Erie.