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Team Profile

Dave Mason

Dave Mason

Dave is the founder, owner, and president of ASC. Prior to forming the company in 1988, Dave was engineering manager at Baron Autoclave (formerly Baron Blakeslee).  Educated as a controls engineer at Univ. of Michigan, he is the author of CPC, Flextime, and other in-house engineering packages.  He also developed the Econoclave ® concept and many other equipment and control products sold by ASC.  Dave divides his time between core management, new product development, and helping to improve ASC's sales, project management, engineering, production, human resources, and quality departments. 

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Gudrun Mason

Gudrun Mason

Gudrun is in charge of day to day operations at ASC.  She oversees all internal departments, budgets, new plant development, contract analysis, and negotiation with customers.  She is also responsible for developing internal office systems with a goal of streamlining processes within ASC.  Gudrun is originally from Innsbruck, Austria and studied Economics and Design at California State University - Northridge. She is fluent in German.

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Paul Parsons

Paul Parsons

Paul has been in the autoclave and thermal equipment business for more than 25 years as general sales manager at Inductotherm Ltd. and Sales Development Manager at Aeroform Ltd. For Aeroform, Paul focused primarily on expanding autoclave business in Asia. When ASC opened our Poole, UK division in 2010, Paul was chosen to manage the new division as well as develop new business leads and build strategic sourcing partnerships in Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Indian markets. Paul is a trained mechanical design engineer, receiving his national certificate from Dorset Institute and his CIM marketing certificate from Bournemouth University.

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Robbie Yan

Robbie Yan

Robbie wears many hats while managing ASC Process Systems - Beijing. His responsibilities include expanding ASC's presence in China, managing ASC's in-country staff, helping arrange customer support, and perform overall sales and business development activities in China. Robbie also works closely with customers assisting in development of technical specifications Prior to starting with ASC, Robbie worked China Aerospace Engineering Institute (303), KLA-Tencor, National Oilwell Varco, and Devak in engineering and sales positions. Robbie received his BSEE in automation/controls from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

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Ethan Jewell

Ethan Jewell

Ethan spends his day working closely with Econoclave ® and oven customers in order to facilitate a smooth and enjoyable sales process. Ethan is an expert at the Econoclave ® and Oven product lines and manages the majority of ASC's standard Econoclave ® sales. Ethan has worked for ASC for more than 5 years.

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Boyd Read

Boyd Read

Boyd has been in the aerospace composites industry for 25 years and has worked in the autoclave world for 16 years as Sales Director for Aeroform Ltd. At our UK division, ASC Process Systems Ltd, Boyd is responsible for all sales and business development activities in Europe, Scandinavia, the Middle-East, Africa, Russian, and India.

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Jeff Cowan

Jeff Cowan

Jeff has worked in autoclave industry for more than 25 years. Jeff started his autoclave life as a mechanical engineer for A&A Associates and later worked at Melco Steel for 20 years as Chief Engineer. Jeff has been with ASC for 6 years and is a recognized expert at pressure vessel and quick-opening door design, Jeff leads ASC's pressure vessel design programs. He spends much of his day mentoring engineers, working with customers, and managing complex project tasks. Jeff is a registered California PE (professional engineer) and received his BSME from California State University - Long Beach.

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Gus Heath

Gus Heath

Gus has worked for ASC for 5 years. Gus spent 3 years designing and project-managing large Econoclaves and was promoted 2 years ago to engineering supervisor. As mechanical engineering supervisor, Gus spends his days mentoring engineers and creating internal engineering systems to streamline the design process. Gus received his BSME from California State University - Los Angeles.

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Shree Prajapati

Shree Prajapati

Shree has 6 years of project management and design experience on autoclaves, ovens, and pressure vessels. Prior to his new management role, Shree worked at ASC as a project manager, mechanical engineer, sales engineer, and planning manager. He is currently overseeing and supervising mechanical engineering project management and overall project planning. Shree received his BSME from California State University - Northridge.

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Sean Mac

Sean Mac

Sean has 5 years engineering experience and currently works under the Quality Department, where he is responsible for disposition of design changes and redlines from the field and shop activities. Sean is an expert at solid modeling and is also a key player in generating sales drawings for customers. Sean received his BS in Automaton Engineering from ITT Institute.

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Jojo Teves

Jojo Teves

Jojo has worked in the autoclave field for more than 25 years. Before joining ASC 10 years ago, Jojo worked at TEC and Baron Blakeslee. Jojo is ASC's most senior electrical engineer and is responsible for design of control systems and control panels for Econoclaves, Ovens, and other specialized equipment. Jojo received his BSME at Don Bosco Technical College, Manila.

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Mari Teves

Mari Teves

Mari has worked for ASC for 6 years and is responsible for design of control systems and control panels for Econoclaves and Ovens. Mari is also a leader in developing internal systems to streamline the electrical engineering department. Mari received his BSECE at the University of San Carlos in the Philippines.

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Jose Lopez

Jose Lopez

Jose has over 15 years of experience designing control systems. He is responsible for design of control systems and control panels for many different type of equipment projects. Jose received an associates degree in Electronics.

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Ilya Margulis

Ilya Margulis

Ilya has more than 22 years experience in advanced control systems and 7 years at ASC. Prior to ASC he worked as a field engineer for Honeywell. Ilya is ASC's most senior control engineer and is an expert at PLC programming of complex systems and has experience in a wide range of PLCs including Allen Bradley, Siemens, Mitsubishi, PLCDirect, Honeywell, and others. Ilya is responsible for the more advanced control system projects ASC takes on, including nuclear sampling autoclaves and wet-process systems. Ilya received his MSEE from Politechnical University, Russia.

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John Warrior

John Warrior

John wears many hats for ASC. He is not only a seasoned Econoclave commissioning engineer, but he is also our Service and Support Manager for the ASC Process Systems, Ltd. in the UK. Prior to joining ASC John was a field service engineer at Aeroform Ltd. and before that spent more than 20 years as Service Engineer and then Service Manager for CEMCO-FSL Ltd., a machinery manufacturing and process system automation company.

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Nate Bisantz

Nate Bisantz

Nate has more than 10 years experience with control systems and electrical installations. He has worked at ASC for more than 5 years as both a controls engineer and a control system project manager. Because Nate is a control system and CPC expert, Nate is now manager of control system sales and control systems support.  

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Jaime Hernandez

Jaime Hernandez

Jaime has 16 years experience in the quality field and has worked in the capacity of Quality Manager for multiple companies prior to joining ASC. Jaime is an expert at ISO 9001, ASME, and NQA-1 quality systems. Jaime is responsible for managing the quality department, which also includes inspection and document control. Jaime is responsible for developing and maintaining ASC's existing quality systems, including ISO9001:2008, ASME Div I, ASME NQA-1, PED/CE, China Pressure Vessel, and others. Jaime also takes the lead on many internal improvement initiatives

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James McCaslin

James McCaslin

James is responsible for pressure vessel compliance and verification to ASME, China Article 55, PED, Korean and other pressure vessel manufacturing codes.

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Andy Meadows

Andy Meadows

Andy has worked for ASC in multiple capacities for more than 20 years.  He has worked for 6 years as a journeyman electrician, 5 years as a project manager, 9 years as production manager, and has recently been promoted to Manager of Field Operations. 

Andy is an expert at field management and is heading the new department at ASC.  The field management department is responsible for coordination, setup, and support of all of ASC's field teams and field fabrication efforts. 

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Brian Renville

Brian Renville

Brian has worked for ASC for more than 20 years. Brian is an expert at shop and field fabrication of mechanical systems, autoclave, ovens, and other specialized equipment. Brian spends much of his day mentoring shop personnel and supervising Econoclave build projects. He is also looked upon to supervise and manage large field installations.

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Nate Barajas

Nate Barajas

Nate has worked at ASC in the electrical department for more than 12 years.   In his current position, Nate manages all electrical work at ASC, including panel building, panel testing, conduit and wiring, and interconnect.  He directly manages more than 30 electricians.  Nate is also responsible for electrical planning and resource management.   Before his current position, Nate worked at ASC as an electrician, control system specialist, and most recently as a shop supervisor.  

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Eduardo Barbosa

Eduardo Barbosa

Eduardo has worked in the machinery maintenance field for more than 18 years. At ASC, he is responsible for managing our service & maintenance department. Eduardo spends his days working with customers, setting up service calls, managing ASC's service staff, and quoting new service & maintenance work. He is an expert at autoclave and oven operations and preventative maintenance. Eduardo holds an AIB Maintenance Engineering certificate.

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Angie Marquez

Angie Marquez

Angie has worked at ASC for more than 12 years in the purchasing department. She currently manages the department and is also responsible for specialized buying of components and raw materials for ASC's projects.

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Janice Watanabe

Janice Watanabe

Janice has over 10 years of experience in managing accounting and office staff. Janice is responsible for the day-to-day office operations, including bookkeeping, accounts payable, accounts receivable, contract review, and job opening/closing. She also supervises a half dozen office personnel. Janice received her BS in Accounting from California State University - Dominguez Hills.

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Benjamin Sheppard

Benjamin Sheppard

Ben manages the office at our facility in Poole, UK. He is responsible for project oversight, accounts payable and receivable, and compliance requirements. Ben attended Bournemouth College.

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Nancy Gomez

Nancy Gomez

Nancy as worked for ASC for 6 years and is responsible for all travel coordination. Nancy's day is filled with managing the travel and living plans for dozens of field employees performing installation, startup, and commissioning services throughout the world.

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Veronica Silva

Veronica Silva

Veronica has worked at ASC for 8 years. Veronica works in the office and performs job-opening duties as well as accounts receivable communications.

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Meighan Gillett

Meighan Gillett

Meighan has worked for ASC for 5 years. She has been ASC's main receptionist for 4 years but has recently been promoted to administrative assistant, where she works on labor reporting, inventory control, and accounting tasks.

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Kim Barnes

Kim Barnes

Kim Barnes, Human Resources Manager Kim has 13 years experience in HR management and brings to ASC a deep knowledge of resource hiring, training, employee benefits, and state and federal regulatory requirements. Kim also supervises two HR specialists in day to day human resource activities. Kim has a HR Management Certificate from California State University - Northridge and a SPHR from the Human Resource Certification Institute.

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Cruz Echeverria

Cruz Echeverria

Cruz wears many hats at ASC. He is the shop-floor supervisor for the shipping, and receiving departments.

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Benjamin Brody

Benjamin Brody

Ben manages ASC's safety department. In this roll, he develops, implements, and maintains EHS plans, safe-work practices, and safe procedures in ASC's shop and for our field activities. Ben comes to ASC after 2 years on the front-line of the gulf oil spill, where he developed EHS plans for field analytical teams. Ben received his B.S. from Lewis & Clark College.

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Justin Bloomfield

Justin Bloomfield

Justin works with shop production personnel to assure compliance to safe work practices at ASC.

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Sophia Reyes

Sophia Reyes

Sophia is responsible for supervision of ASC's document control department. ASC maintains an advanced computer-based system which controls drawings, documents, and red-line job records to meet ISO 9001 compliance.

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Teresa Moreno

Teresa Moreno

Teresa works in the HR department providing human resources support to ASC's hourly and salary employees. She is also heavily involved in the recruitment of production personnel.

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Mauro Esparza

Mauro Esparza

Responsible for purchasing inventory, supplies, and capital goods. Mauro has over 10 years of purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment with expertise in negotiation skills, supplier audits, and capacity planning.

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Ken McHale

Ken McHale

Ken is responsible for all of ASC's internal systems, including computers, printers, scanners, 1GB network, video-conferencing, and general office IT support. Ken is a veteran of the US Army where he was a senior systems analyst. He received his AS in computer networking from ITT Technical Institute, Sylmar.

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Louis Rojas

Louis Rojas

Louis manages ASC's mechanical department which includes autoclave fabrication, oven fabrication, and pressure vessel fabrication.   Louis has more than 10 years in management of production and facilities.

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Gagik Keshishi

Gagik Keshishi

Gagik has over 10 years of Mechanical Engineering experience and is responsible for design and project management of new Econoclave and oven projects. Gagik received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Gilan University in Iran and his Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Northridge.

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Gumaro Rodriguez

Gumaro Rodriguez

Gumaro is responsible for ASC’s training program. He brings a wealth of hands-on and classroom training experience that comes from over eight years of working as trainer for some of the world’s largest manufacturing companies. Gumaro is a certified electronic technician and has been certified as an IPC Trainer by the Association Connecting Electronics Industries.

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Samuel Felix

Samuel Felix

Samuel is responsible for programming, setup and commissioning of ASC Econoclaves, ovens, and control systems. He received his BSEE from California State University, Los Angeles.

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Ty Vorwaller

Ty Vorwaller

Ty is the general manager of ASC's Utah Division. In this role, he is responsible for all operations within Utah, including support, sales, service, and field erection of large aerospace autoclaves for companies such as Boeing, ATK, and ITT-Excelis. Prior to joining ASC, Ty spent over 10 years working for ATK as an equipment and facilities engineer. Ty received his BSME from the University of Utah.

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Elise Riner

Elise Riner

Responsible for design and project management of new Econoclaves. Elise received her Bachelor and Master degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Rene Farfan

Rene Farfan

Responsible for design and project management of new Econoclaves. Rene received his Bachelor’s in Aerospace Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

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Chris Loera

Chris Loera

Chris is responsible for software configuration, PLC programming, startup, and commissioning of Econoclaves, Ovens, and control system retrofits. Chris received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechatronic Engineering from Cal State Chico.

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Alex Tran

Alex Tran

Alex acts as the central interface between ASC and our customers regarding questions and requests for service and support and has over 10 years of extensive Customer Services experience.

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Sam Spence

Sam Spence

 

As ASC's marketing manager, Sam is responsible corporate branding, web-site design, SEO, photo and video production, product literature, and trade shows. Before starting at ASC, Sam worked for over 13 years for Taricco Corp. where he was sales/marketing and project manager on autoclave and equipment projects. An avid photographer and multimedia creator, Sam is skilled on a number of advanced software programs including Photoshop, Adobe Premier Pro, InDesign, and Illustrator.

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Argin Babakhanloo

Argin Babakhanloo

Argin is responsible for project management and design of new Econoclaves and received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Northridge.

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Sarah Dahlgren

Sarah Dahlgren

Sarah is responsible for software configuration, PLC programming, startup, and commissioning of Econoclaves, ovens, and control system retrofits. Sarah received her Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University.

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Don Roysdon

Don Roysdon

As Inventory Manager, Don Roysdon is responsible for managing the company’s inventory management system with the end goal of supporting the production department.  Don has over 15 years of inventory experience and prior to ASC, was Inventory Control Manager at Balboa Water Group.

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Albert Pan

Albert Pan

Albert is responsible for design and project management of new Econoclaves. Albert received his Bachelor and Master degrees in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA.

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Tony Page

Tony Page

Tony worked for Hexcel in a variety of engineering, staff and management roles from 1987 until joining the ASC team. With his many years of experience in the composites industry, as the General Manager of our Northwest Division in Seattle Washington, Tony is responsible for overseeing the operations and project management on existing and new projects in the region. Tony earned his BSEE degree from Purdue University and his MBA degree from Indiana University.

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Vardan Ambartsumyan

Vardan Ambartsumyan

Vardan is responsible for software configuration, PLC programming, startup, and commissioning of Econoclaves, ovens, and control system retrofits. Vardan received his Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cal State Northridge.

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Pavla Slavicek

Pavla Slavicek

Pavla is responsible for various Accounting processes including International Accounts Payable and inter-company transactions. Pavla earned her Bachelors of Science in Accountancy from Cal State Northridge.

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Raffi Derkhorenian

Raffi Derkhorenian

Raffi is responsible for management of the electrical engineering and controls engineering departments. Raffi has 15+ years of engineering and management experience within the autoclave, aerospace and pharmaceutical industries with a strong focus on process controls and design, manufacturing operations, systems integration, cross-functional team leadership and acquired advanced management skills. Raffi received a BSME from American University in Beirut, MSME from Clemson University, and an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School.

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Peter Heitmann

Peter Heitmann

Responsible for design and project management of new Econoclaves. Peter received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from LeTourneau University in Longview, TX.

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Bryan Teague

Bryan Teague

Responsible for design and project management of new Econoclaves. Brian received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from San Diego State University in San Diego, CA.

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Garret Smalley

Garret Smalley

Garret is a Mechanical Engineer and is responsible for design and project management of new Econoclave and oven projects. Garret received his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from UC Santa Barbara.

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Josh Leu

Josh Leu

Responsible for design and project management of new Econoclaves. Josh received his Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from UC San Diego and his Master's Degree in Product Development Engineering from USC.

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Alec Briley

Alec Briley

Alec is responsible for the design of control and power systems for Econoclaves, ovens, and field retrofits. Alec received his Bachelor Degrees from UC Davis in Aerospace Science and Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

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Chris Luo

Chris Luo

Chris is responsible for design of control systems and power systems for Econoclaves, ovens, and field retrofits. Chris received his Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from UCLA.

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Nicolas Martinez

Nicolas Martinez

Nicolas "Nico" is responsible for software configuration, PLC programming, startup, and commissioning of Econoclaves, ovens, and control system retrofits. Nico received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.

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Johnny Wong

Johnny Wong

Johnny is responsible for software configuration, PLC programming, startup, and commissioning of Econoclaves, ovens, and control system retrofits. Received his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Cal State Los Angeles.

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Colin Danahy

Colin Danahy

Responsible for design and project management of new Econoclaves. Colin received his Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona.

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Anny Lui

Anny Lui

Responsible for design and project management of new Econoclaves. Anny received her Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from UC San Diego.