Meet the team

Meet The Team

Our teams of experts are unrivalled for their experience in selective plating, and all follow the ethic that no matter the circumstance, the steps are the same:

  • listen to the customer’s challenge
  • learn as much as possible about the situation or application
  • leverage all available resources, both internally and externally
  • locate the most appropriate solution and lead the effort to develop one
  • effectively launch the solution to the customer’s ultimate satisfaction.

Sales and Marketing Team

Tony Arana

Tony Arana

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

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Tony Arana has been with SIFCO ASC for nearly 30 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.

Phil Bauer

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

Bill Kozane

Bill Kozane

Southeast Sales Manager
T: 216.524.0099 x 160
E: bkozane@sifcoasc.com
TN, VA, NC, SC, AL, GA, FL, KY

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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 40 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.

Rob Wachtler

West Sales Manager
T: 216.524.0099 x 186
E: rwachtler@sifcoasc.com
AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MN, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY

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Rob serves as the West Sales Manager on behalf of W.R. Associates, an authorized SIFCO partner.

Rob graduated from BYU and Thunderbird. He is the second generation in his family to work in metal finishing and began working with selective plating as a teenager. Rob has performed plating repairs in various industries, taught brush plating classes, and has certified shops in plating processes and procedures.

When not working, Rob is an avid guitarist, golfer, and reader. He resides in both California and Utah.

Todd Romanski

Todd Romanski

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

Ron Saleker

Ron Saleker

Western Canada Sales Manager and Technical Support
T: 216.524.0099 x 170
E: rsaleker@sifcoasc.com
BC, AB, SK

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Ron Saleker is a 40 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 Canada Territory Manager.

Jeff McArthur

Technical Support
T: 216.524.0099 x 169
E: jmcarthur@sifcoasc.com

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Jeff originally joined SIFCO in September of 1998 as a plating technician. During his time, Jeff worked as shop supervisor, and assisted in plating design for automation. Before his leave, Jeff was the Contract Manufacturing Manager for the Cleveland facility. In 2011, he took the role of Operations Manager for a medical device manufacturing company and ultimately rejoined the SIFCO team as Technical Support in 2016.

Jeff has three lovely daughters with whom he is very involved and loves being healthy and active. In his free time, he enjoys running and racing.

Scott Peterson

Scott Peterson

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

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Scott has been with SIFCO ASC for nearly 35 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.

Michell Trivelli

Trainer
T: 216.524.0099 x 159
E: mtrivelli@sifcoasc.com

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Michell joined SIFCO ASC in 2014 with over 25 years of training experience and  9 years of brush plating experience. She holds numerous training certifications and believes that training should not only be educational but also fun. On the job and in her free time, Michell loves to travel and met new people.

Jessica Goodheart

Customer Service Representative
T: 216.524.0099
E: info@sifcoasc.com

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Jessica joined SIFCO ASC in early 2014 and serves as the International Customer Support Representative. With over 20 years of customer service experience, Jessica appreciates the importance of customer satisfaction. Serving as the liaison for the International Market, Jessica helps build and maintain relationships with customers all over the world. Jessica is a graduate of the University of Akron and is a native of Ohio. Outside of work, she enjoys various outdoor activities, traveling and kickboxing.

Leslie Slider

Customer Service Representative
T: 216.524.0099
E: info@sifcoasc.com

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Leslie joined SIFCO ASC in 2015, after working for Liquid Development Company. Leslie comes to SIFCO with 16 years of experience in the customer service and the selective plating industry. She enjoys building  relationships with customers and tries to make every customer’s experience a positive one. Leslie enjoys riding her motorcycles and is married and with two Boxers. She is also an active volunteer for animal shelters, elderly residences, and participates in Walk MS every year.

Alli Stockdale

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

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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.

 

Executive Team – US

Chic Allen

Chic Allen

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

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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.

Kristi Baker

Kristi Baker

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

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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.

Sherri Beedles

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

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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.

Sidney Clouser

Sidney Clouser

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

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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.

Mark Meyer

North America Sales Manager
T: 216.524.0099 x 132
E: mmeyer@sifcoasc.com

 

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Mark joined SIFCO ASC in 2016 and heads the North American sales team. He earned degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Process Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland. After sales and management positions in the US and Switzerland, he lead sales and operations for a company in Ohio for 16 years providing CVD, PVD, and thermal spray coating services and equipment.

Lillian Smereczynsky

Lillian Smereczynsky

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

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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’.

Derek Vanek

Derek Vanek

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

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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 30 years at SIFCO ASC, he has worked in sales, training, project management, and marketing. He currently serves as Manager of Technical Support.