Our Team

Mahesh Kotecha

Mahesh Kotecha

Lead

Since 1977

Mahesh is responsible for CoolGuard production, sanding, cutting, encapsulation. Shop Steward. Knows toys! Has lived in more countries than anyone else… Tanzania, England, Sri Lanka. He also speaks Swahili.

 

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Manual Sanchez

Manual Sanchez

Factory Employee

Since 1984

Jack of all trades and master of all! Tried to retire but comes back regularly and is always available for a couple of days and to help train new staff.

 

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Terry Grill

Terry Grill

President and CEO

Since 1988

Terry is responsible for oversight, supplier and financial relations, history. Is trying to keep up with the fitness competition.

 

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Christina Roberts

Christina Roberts

Factory Employee

Since 1997

Christina is responsible for part count, quality and custom packaging. Can heat seal, encapsulate and do whatever is asked. Detail oriented and focused on quality.

 

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Alexander St. John

Alexander St. John

Waterjet Operator

Since 1997

Alexander is our primary waterjet operator. Material handling. Raw materials quality inspection. Part dimensional quality. Available to work all shifts…day or night. Gamer.

 

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Maria Villafana

Maria Villafana

Factory Employee

Since 1998

Maria is responsible for part count, quality and custom packaging. Can heat seal, encapsulate and do whatever is asked. Detail oriented and focused on quality. Speaks beautiful Spanish.

 

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Eduardo Gomez

Eduardo Gomez

Vice President and CFO

Since 1999

Eduardo is responsible for daily operations, IT, accounting, personnel and general management. Started fitness competition. Sounding board and referee. Also drives a forklift and makes deliveries in emergencies.

 

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Adrian Flores

Adrian Flores

Production Manager

Since 2000

Adrian is responsible for quality system, plant employee training and moral, makes sure that all parts ship correctly and on time. Currently winning the fitness competition. Does “Insanity” every morning.

 

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John Dodson

John Dodson

Sales Engineer

Since 2001

John is responsible for customer relations, new business, engineering and enthusiasm. He has logged over a quarter of a million miles on his Prius. Fantastic cook. Recently cooked and served Paella for all of us. Picky about coffee and part numbers.

 

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Erik Flores

Erik Flores

Waterjet / Production Assistant

Since 2004

Erik is responsible for material Handling, Warehouse organization. Back up for shipping. Excellent inventory accuracy. Fastest (and safest) forklift operator in the west. Golfer.

 

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Leticia Acevedo

Leticia Acevedo

Accounts Payable / Collections

Since 2004

Leticia is responsible for accounts receivable and accounts payable. Supports non profit children’s health organization.

 

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Carlos Castro

Carlos Castro

Programer/Estimator

Since 2006

Carlos is responsible for drafting, CAD, waterjet programing, costing, QC manager/first article inspection. Finds innovative ways to encapsulate insulation. He also developed Ninja Turtle toys made from foam and cut on the waterjet. Cake decoration. Avid gamer.

 

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Barbara Rhoads

Barbara Rhoads

Purchasing Manager

Since 2008

Barbara is responsible for purchasing, order entry for our customers, customer service and general coordination of materials and orders. Bakes a mean cake and competes for fitness goals at all hours of the night.

 

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Diodoro Gomez

Diodoro Gomez

Stitcher

Since 2010

Diodoro is responsible for laminating, runs double stitch sewing machine for encapsulated products, cutting and for making custom protective cushioning. Soccer enthusiast.

 

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Martin Jaurigue

Martin Jaurigue

Maintenance

Since 2012

Martin is responsible for equipment maintenance from simple saws to complex computer driven equipment. Forklift mechanic.