Kris-Tech Corporate Office Team

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Graham Brodock

President/CEO

Graham Brodock

President/CEO

I’m proud to call Kris-Tech “home,” and to be involved with our ever-growing family here. Though I grew up in the business, prior to working here full-time I studied Ancient History, and taught high school Latin (perfect preparation for the wire industry!). I spent several years living in Los Angeles, and consider it a second home. Family, various professional groups, and Ironman triathlon keep me busy and fulfilled outside of work.

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Mike Zimm

Director of Marketing

Mike Zimm

Director of Marketing

Having joined Kris-Tech at the end of 2018, I’m one of the newest members of our growing family. My career path is a little unusual. For example, I used to be an academic and have a PhD in Classics. After escaping academia, I joined the tech startup world where I learned the ins and outs of digital marketing. I’m thrilled to bring my passion for technology and all things ancient to Kris-Tech’s culture. Outside of work, I love spending time with my wife and 2 young sons. I also enjoy publishing articles, playing chess, surfing once in a blue moon, and discussing philosophy, history, and technology.

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Matt Trinkaus

Vice President of Finance

Matt Trinkaus

Vice President of Finance

I joined the Kris-Tech family at the end of 2016 and extremely excited to be a part of this ever growing team. My professional background includes public accounting with KPMG and mostly public companies since then. Sitting at a desk for most of the week, outside of work I like to stay busy and active! I try to be outside as much as possible. I enjoy long distance running/cycling (goal is a triathlon), boating, snowboarding and golf. My family consists of my daughter and 8 siblings!

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Wendy Calabrese

Human Resources

Wendy Calabrese

Human Resources

I am new to Kris-Tech Wire and loving it! They are a wonderful company to work for and I am extremely excited to be a part of this team. When I am not at Kris-Tech my priority is spending time with my family. I have been blessed with 2 daughters and 3 awesome grandchildren with another on the way. My favorite things to do are swimming, gardening, travel and gourmet cooking. My passion is Interior Design and making things beautiful!

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Ivan Lopez

Director of IT & Systems

Ivan Lopez

Director of IT & Systems

I come to the Kris-Tech family with over 25 years of experience in information technology with a focus on software engineering. I have designed, implemented and maintained software solutions for the insurance, manufacturing, state government and US defense industries. My experiences include leading and managing software development teams bringing innovative solutions to bear on unique problems. It is with this background that I will aide in the design and development of Kris-Tech’s next generation MRP system, as well as maintain and support the information technology environment going forward.

I live in Chittenango, NY with my wife and children and enjoy relaxing with friends and family.

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Diane Anderson

Finance Team Leader

Diane Anderson

Finance Team Leader

I am beyond excited to begin the next chapter of my career as a member of the Kris-Tech team. I bring over 25 years of manufacturing accounting experience to the table and look forward to being a contributor to the company’s continued growth and success. Outside of work, my husband Jim and I enjoy traveling, listening to live music, and spending time with our six grown children.

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Kristy Citriniti

AP/AR Analyst

Kristy Citriniti

AP/AR Analyst

I started at Kris-Tech in October 2019. I am excited to start this new chapter in my life. I am very grateful for the opportunity to join this amazing team and learn new things. I am a devoted and extremely energetic mother of 5 amazing children! When I’m not at work, my husband and I juggle dance, gymnastics, soccer, baseball, and family trips with our kids. In my spare time I enjoy listening to music and catching up on some of my favorite shows.

Sales Team

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Jeff Manzo

Vice President of Strategy

Jeff Manzo

Vice President of Strategy

I enjoy spending my free time with my wife and two dogs, going on walks down to the lake in our town.  We enjoy traveling to new places and experiencing the local cuisine.  A “bucket list” goal of ours is visiting all the National Parks, my favorite so far has been Glacier.

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Henry Elwyn

Senior National Sales Leader

Henry Elwyn

Senior National Sales Leader

I enjoy spending time with my wife and two children, we look forward to our annual family vacation in San Salvador Bahamas. Hunting, fishing, camping, golfing and anything outdoors are a passion of mine, I love being on the water whenever possible. I am an avid pinball collector, NY Yankees and NY Rangers fan.

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Steve Pietrowski

Sales Team Leader

Steve Pietrowski

Sales Team Leader

Proudly served in the Marine Corps for 22 plus years. I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and the outdoors. Hunting and fishing are my most passionate hobbies. My nickname around the house is “soft paw.” Interested in hearing the story behind that or care to chat some military lingo, give me a call. Semper-Fi

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John Olguin

Southwest Regional Inside Sales

John Olguin

Southwest Regional Inside Sales

My wife and I are fortunate to have adopted two wonderful children. We have two dogs and more birds than I can count. In my spare time, I volunteer helping kids play ice hockey, which is a great way to cool off in Arizona when it gets to 115 degrees in the summer. Yes, it’s a dry heat!

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Kat Carver

West Coast Regional Inside Sales

Kat Carver

West Coast Regional Inside Sales

I love the outdoor life in southern California. I enjoy riding my bike, hiking and taking a swim at the beach. I also love trivia. I have a lot useless knowledge and I’m not afraid to use it!

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Nadine Almond

Customer Support Specialist

Nadine Almond

Customer Support Specialist

I am new to Kris-Tech but so far I love it! I spend all my free time with my family and my best friend Gi. I like art, gaming, waterfall hunting and music. Music is a constant in my life so you will usually see me with headphones in. I am goofy and funny and love to make others laugh. And I am the proud mother to two little fur babies. Fox (my dog) and Prue (my cat).

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Beth Frye

Southeast Regional Inside Sales

Beth Frye

Southeast Regional Inside Sales

I’m new to Kris-tech and already they have made me feel right at home. When I am not busy supporting the Sales team, I spend my time with my family and friends. I like to keep my time occupied with either baking, doing yoga or spending time with my Godson. I am also a proud mother of my fur baby Kiki, a rescue cat.

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James Thron

Midwest Inside Regional Sales

James Thron

Midwest Inside Regional Sales

I’ve been at Kris-Tech Wire for 4 years and its been so rewarding. I started as a Buncher/Cabler operator and now I’m in the Engineering Department. It has a progressive environment with many opportunities. I couldn’t ask for better co-workers and everyone is very family oriented. When I’m not working I love spending time with my children.

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Paula Bush

Customer Support Specialist

Paula Bush

Customer Support Specialist

I joined the Kris-Tech team in January 2020. I’m very excited for this opportunity and looking forward to being a part of the Kris-Tech team for a long time. My time outside of work is spent with my husband of 16 years and 4 kids, who keep me very busy!

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Mitch Rice

Southeast Regional Sales Leader

Mitch Rice

Southeast Regional Sales Leader

I am from the great state of Georgia where I still reside with my wife/best friend Sarah. We are expecting our first child, Noah, later this year, and I could not be more blessed. I love Jesus, sports (Cowboys/Braves/Dawgs), music (Allman Brothers), playing guitar, and spending time with my family/friends. I graduated from Valdosta St in 2009, and found myself in the “wire industry” shortly thereafter. I am proud to represent Kris-Tech and am grateful to be a part of the Kris-Tech family!

Operations Team

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Eric Pietrowski

Vice President of Manufacturing

Eric Pietrowski

Vice President of Manufacturing

Years at Kris-Tech – 18
Family – 2 awesome daughters, Tierra & Marah
Fiancé Dawn, 5 older brothers, 1 younger brother
Passions – Hunting, Fishing, RC building,
Sports – 2 Words – GO STEELERS!!!!!
Enjoys – Spending time with family, riding my Harley, off-roading my Ford Raptor (but dislike the cleaning portion!), collecting Wrist Watches
Fortunate For – Family, Friends and to be part of the Kris-Tech Team

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Rob Hinsdill

Engineering Team Leader

Rob Hinsdill

Engineering Team Leader

I joined Kris-Tech Wire four years ago coming from 15 years of design and manufacturing in a variety of industries. Prior to that I worked in my family’s small electrical wholesale business providing electrical contractors with the some of the same types of wire we manufacture today.  Outside of work I have two kids that keep me busy no matter the season: sailing in summer, skiing in winter.  In my free time I recently took on the challenge of hiking all 46 of the Adirondack Park high peaks.

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Jason Higley

Production Team Leader

Jason Higley

Production Team Leader

I started with Kris-Tech 17 years ago at an entry level, and have since moved up the ladder. Hobbies of mine include camping, golfing, hunting (when I have time), gardening and spending time with my family.

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Chuck Beckwith

Quality Team Leader

Chuck Beckwith

Quality Team Leader

Team member here at Kris-Tech going on 19 years.
Hobbies: Anything Outdoors, fishing, hiking, hunting, camping and painting.
Family: wife, two children that I can call my success (Joan and Tyler). And two wonderful granddaughters (Mckenzie and Hayden) whom I enjoy spending time with (and getting all wound-up to send home to their parents!).
Sports: Football and baseball

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Geanna Fezza

Logistics Coordinator

Geanna Fezza

Logistics Coordinator

I absolutely enjoy what my job entails but not nearly as much as I do being around the people I work with. When I do step away from my sticky note adorned cubical, I enjoy time with my children, hubby and my two best friends. On a personal note, I’m simplicity in its most complex form, eclectic musically and always down for anything creative and fun

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Roger Frye

C.I. Team Leader

Roger Frye

C.I. Team Leader

I joined the Kris-Tech family in spring of 2018 as the Maintenance/Facilities Leader and am extremely excited to be part of a growing, thriving team. Outside of work I stay busy renovating our camp with my wife, DeAnn, and collecting classic cars. We enjoy sipping Bourbon while watching the wildlife around the creek that runs through our back yard. I have 4 adult children; 3 that have graduated college and are pursuing their career fields and 1 who is still in college. Two Sphynx cats (hairless) and a yellow lab complete my family. I am a huge supporter of any Michigan professional sports team (Lions, Tigers and Red Wings) and Michigan Football / Basketball (GO BLUE!).

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Aaron West

Scheduling & Procurement Planner

Aaron West

Scheduling & Procurement Planner

I started with Kris-tech almost 21 years ago as a respooler and moved into the extruding department shortly after. I was an extruder operator for 18 plus years.

Home life includes my partner Donna, three kids: Zach, Samantha and Kyle. Also have a few pets.

When not working I enjoy spending time with the family, going to hockey (Utica Comets), and going camping.

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Laura Lake

Process Engineer

Laura Lake

Process Engineer

I am new to Kris-Tech Wire, but I already feel like a member of the team and I’m thrilled to be here. This is an exciting and growing company to work for which is family orientated. I came to Kris-Tech with over 6 years of process engineering in the aerospace and defense industry. My background has been focused on RCCA, set up reductions, process development, and continuous improvement. By day I’m a process engineer but a country girl by night. Outside of work my husband Kevin and I work on renovating our “fixer upper” hobby farm. We have a house built in 1839 with approx. 19 acres of land. We have 2 cats (Luke and Sara), 8 chickens (All of which have goofy names), 1 dog (Luna) and 1 retired harness race horse (Gelato). I also enjoy working in my vegetable or flower gardens, curling, and of course barrel racing/ horseback riding with my horse Gelato or my lesson horse Dakota.

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Justin Blakeslee

Engineer Support

Justin Blakeslee

Engineer Support

I started working at Kris-Tech in August of 2018 and with hard work, perseverance, and a lot of helping hands I have made my way from the coiler on the production floor, to sales in the office. Before I came here, I worked at Colgate University in the HR Department, then when my wife and I moved I was an aspiring author and stay at home dad. My family and I enjoy camping and hiking at my family’s camp in the Adirondacks. I also enjoy the occasional video game and board game when I find the time.

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