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 contribute to our ever-growing family here. Though I grew up in the business, prior to joining the team full-time I worked in finance, got a Masters’ Degree in ancient history and languages, and taught high-school Latin (all perfect preparation for a career in wire!), and have competed in multiple Ironman triathlons. I’m fortunate to work with and support amazing people, and to help create an environment of collaboration, purpose, and fulfillment. My wife and two girls, reading and learning, fitness, and travel keep me fully engaged outside of work.

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Mike Zimm

Director of Marketing

Mike Zimm

Director of Marketing

Prior to joining Kris-Tech, I  took the professional road less traveled by first receiving a PhD in ancient history and languages. After that stint, I then worked at a digital marketing agency. I’m thrilled to bring my passion for technology, marketing, and lifelong learning to Kris-Tech. Outside of work, I love spending time with my wife and 2 young sons, writing  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

My professional background includes a mix of public and private sector companies, covering both manufacturing and financial service industries. Outside of work I like to stay busy and active! I have many outdoor hobbies including running, cycling, boating, snowboarding, and golf.

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Wendy Calabrese

Human Resources

Wendy Calabrese

Human Resources

I have been blessed to work at Kris-Tech for several years now. It is a pleasure to work with so many talented and gifted people.  Working in the Human Resource arena has been a challenge in these uncharted waters, but we have succeeded and remain stronger than ever. Outside of work I love spending time with my family, traveling, gardening, 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 and software engineering. As part of the Kris-Tech family and leadership team, I am responsible for the technological direction within the organization and focus on leveraging technology to solve business needs and support our strategic goals. As a seasoned IT professional, my efforts include working cross functionally to advance, enhance, replace and maintain existing IT infrastructure, software applications, and vendor relationships. 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 bring over 25 years of manufacturing accounting experience to the Kris-Tech team and I love being a contributor to such a dynamic, growth-oriented organization. Outside of work, my husband and I enjoy traveling, listening to live music, and spending time with our children and their families. 

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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.

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David Holgate

Programmer/Analyst

David Holgate

Programmer/Analyst

After receiving a degree in Geology at college, I went immediately into computers and programming. I have developed software for higher education, healthcare, and manufacturing, mainly in the ERP arena, and started a consulting company. Outside of work I run a small CSA farm for ten customers and provide vegetables from June to September, and when I’m not farming I’m riding my bicycle or bird watching.

Sales Team

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Jeff Manzo

Vice President of Business Development

Jeff Manzo

Vice President of Business Development

My wife and I have two dogs who we enjoy going on walks with to the lake and are our co-pilots when we go on travel adventures. I love to travel – it allows me to combine my passions: experiencing new places, taking in architecture and discovering new foods. A “bucket list” goal of ours is to visit all the National Parks – my favorite so far has been Glacier. To make it through the long upstate NY winters I turn my attention to rooting for SU basketball. I’m a naturally competitive person and swam competitively from elementary school through college. My main events were in middle distance freestyle and team relays.

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Henry Elwyn

Senior National Sales Leader

Henry Elwyn

Senior National Sales Leader

Prior to joining Kris Tech, I built substantial books of business in the commercial insurance industry and the commercial fitness industry. Building new business and selling is what I do.  Even outside of work, I love to sell/flip things. I have bought and sold over 50 collectable pinball machines.  It’s difficult for me to turn off my sales brain, but when I’m not selling, I enjoy spending time with my family.  We love vacationing together in the Bahamas, exploring the Adirondacks, or being on any river, lake, or ocean.  Having grown up in the foothills of the Adirondacks, I love to fish, hike, ride ATV’s, snowmobile, and explore remote areas with my son.

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Steve Pietrowski

Sales Team Leader

Steve Pietrowski

Sales Team Leader

I 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

I started out in electrical distribution like many of us in the electrical industry, having gone from driver to counter to inside sales. I previously worked at Houston Wire and Cable in roles that included inside sales, outside sales, branch manager, and regional sales. I also had my own wire and cable company which we eventually sold to Omni Cable. My heart has always been in sales which lead me to Kris-Tech Wire.

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Kat Carver

West Coast Regional Inside Sales

Kat Carver

West Coast Regional Inside Sales

I got my start with Graybar and from there worked for Border States Supply Chain. When I moved to California, I was fortunate enough to work for Omni Cable for several years before working for Kris-Tech.  Now, I get to work with all of these fine distributors and all of the people I grew up in the business with. My interests include animal rescue, music and trivia. I love science fiction movies, books and art. Vita aeris-LLAP (you core Trekkies will know what that means.)

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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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Lisa Napelitano

Northeast Regional Inside Sales

Lisa Napelitano

Northeast Regional Inside Sales

I grew up in Syracuse, NY with the best parents you could ask for. I went to SUNY Geneseo and received my bachelor’s in business administration. Before finding my career at Kris-Tech Wire, I was in the hospitality world in sales, events, and marketing. I was able to transfer these skills to sales at Kris-Tech and fell in love with the industry. In my spare time I love to spend time with my family and friends, my two dogs, Fredo and Roger, and my parrot Freddy. I enjoy going on walks at the lake, cooking, playing board games, and traveling whenever I get a chance!

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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

Mid-Atlantic Regional Inside Sales

James Thron

Mid-Atlantic Regional Inside Sales

Prior to my career at Kris-Tech I was a pre-K teacher, daycare director, social worker, and call center manager.  I enjoy spending my free time with family and friends. Working in sales at Kris-Tech has been my most challenging and rewarding position yet and I’m very grateful to be a part of the Kris-tech team

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Paula Bush

Customer Support Specialist

Paula Bush

Customer Support Specialist

I’m thrilled to be a customer support specialist here at Kris-Tech. My time outside of work is spent with my husband of 16 years and 4 kids, who keep me very busy! I volunteer at our local community theater and enjoy taking the stage from time to time. I love being a part of this growing company and look forward to being on the Kris-Tech team for many years to come.  

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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!

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Stuart Ellerbe

Gulf Coast Regional Sales Leader

Stuart Ellerbe

Gulf Coast Regional Sales Leader

I grew up in the Austin area but Houston has been my home for the past 8 years. I have been in the Electrical Industry my entire post college career and really enjoy the relationships I have built and people I have met along the way. I am very excited to be a part of the family oriented culture here at Kris-Tech and ready to make in impact in the Gulf Coast. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my wife, fishing, hunting, hanging out at the beach, or watching sports.

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Wayne Birch

Mid-Atlantic Regional Sales Leader

Wayne Birch

Mid-Atlantic Regional Sales Leader

I’m very glad to be part of the Kris-Tech team. Having over 20 years of experience in this industry, I am delighted to help grow the relationships with our customers. Outside of my job, I have some interests that are fun and fulfilling. I enjoy the outdoors, especially anything near water, be it ocean, lake, or stream. I am also an avid sports fan and think that baseball is a gift that keeps on giving. I have 3 children, currently two in college and one in high school, which still keeps us busy. We have a great time when our family is all back together. 

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Brian Prusinski

West Coast Regional Sales Leader

Brian Prusinski

West Coast Regional Sales Leader

Before joining Kris-Tech, I devoted many years in low voltage electronics at West Penn Wire as a Regional Manager and Director of Sales. Having spent much of my youth as a traveling musician and recording artist, I still consider performing live music a “spiritual” experience. As a competitive CrossFit athlete, advanced scuba diver, and “hack” surfer I also enjoy a healthy lifestyle in fitness and nutrition. All said, nothing pleases me more than quality time with my lovely future wife and our 2 year old Boston/Frenchie pup.  Having love and laughter in our home is the greatest gift of all.

Operations Team

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Eric Pietrowski

Vice President of Manufacturing

Eric Pietrowski

Vice President of Manufacturing

Most of my career has been dedicated to copper wire, majority of it here at Kris-Tech. I love the teamwork atmosphere this company thrives on. Outside of work I enjoy the four great seasons our state brings us. My hobbies include fishing, hunting, and riding motorcycles on the open road.

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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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Scott Beckwith

Production Shift Leader

Scott Beckwith

Production Shift Leader

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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

Prior to joining Kris-Tech, I worked in the medical industry for 25 years as a Supervisor and Continuous Improvement Analyst. I’m excited to be part of the Kris-Tech team where I can further my passion for teamwork, process improvements, and community involvement. Outside of work, I have 4 grown children and a wonderful wife.  My hobbies are collecting cars/trucks, helping my kids on their home projects, and my 2 Sphynx (hairless) cats.  

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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 graduated from Clarkson University with  two bachelor of science degrees in Aeronautical and Mechanical engineering accompanied by a minor in mathematics. I spent several years as a process engineer in the aerospace and defense industry focusing on RCCA, set up reductions, new product development, and continuous improvement.  I love being a process engineer and being part of the Kris-Tech family. Outside of work, my husband and I spend most of our time working around our hobby farm. I also enjoy horseback riding and competing in local barrel races and hunt seat competitions.

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Kelsey Green

Supply Chain Engineer

Kelsey Green

Supply Chain Engineer

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Tucker Bushway

New Product Development Engineer

Tucker Bushway

New Product Development Engineer

I graduated from Clarkson University with a major in Engineering and Management. I have two patents pending and love taking things apart and figuring out how they work. Here at Kris-Tech I am a continuous improvement engineer and I am part of the New Product Development team. I love what I do because every day is different. KrisTech is like a second family to me and I enjoy working with everyone here. Outside of work I love spending time with my best friend, my wife. We enjoy hiking, fishing, boating, camping, and we are trying to visit all 50 states together. Whave also rescued two cats, Cain and Abel, who enjoy running around the house causing trouble.

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Justin Blakeslee

Engineer Support

Justin Blakeslee

Engineer Support

I bring to the table a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with minors in Business and Communications, but I pride myself on being well-rounded in all facets of life.  After a long time of unsettled feelings about the career path I wanted to take, I realized for me that what I was doing mattered a lot less than why I was doing it and who I was doing it with. I have found my niche at KrisTech and will do everything I can to make it a great company throughout.  Outside of work my family and I enjoy camping and other outdoor activities in our spare time.

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