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OUR TEAM

Our team is made up of hardworking, dedicated, knowledgeable individuals who are passionate about service. We have a customer-first mindset and promise to prioritize your wants and needs with every project. Above all, we are committed to providing each customer with consistent communication, timeliness, and high-quality work.

Rob Babst

President
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
  • AESF Certified Electroplater-Finisher
  • Third-generation owner
  • Employed at Metal Finishing since 1999

Ed Ball

Vice President of Sales & Marketing
  • Bachelor of Business Administration/Marketing
  • Manages Negotiations of Long Term Agreements
  • International Sales
  • Employed at Metal Finishing since 1999

Jim Cummings

Vice President of Quality
  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management
  • Associate of Science in Business Administration
  • Supplier Voting Member NADCAP Chemical Processing Task Group
  • SVM NADCAP Management Council (NMC)
  • Employed at Metal Finishing since 1997
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Richard Smith

Vice President of Operations
  • Previous experience as Director of Quality  at a major manufacturing facility for 13 years
  • Certified AS9100 Lead Auditor
  • Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Employed at Metal Finishing since 2008

Bob Potter

Vice President of Business Development
  • Certified Level III in Seven NDT methods
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Management
  • ASNT Board of Directors (Past President and Chairman)
  • ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, Quality Auditor and Mechanical inspector
  • Advisory Board – National Institute of Aviation Research
  • Employed at Metal Finishing since 1995
Mike Marasco, Customer Relations Director

Mike Marasco

Director of Customer Relations
  • Over 30 years of aircraft experience with Boeing/Spirit
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Management
  • Certified in Lean Manufacturing
  • Employed at Metal Finishing since 2014
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Trevor Ball

Estimating and Billing Manager
  • Bachelors of Science in Business Management
  • Experienced in Processing, Painting, Estimating
  • Manages Long Term Agreements
  • Employed at Metal Finishing Since 2004

Janelle Browning

Customer Service Manager
  • 19 Years Customer Service Experience
  • Former 911 Dispatcher
  • Passionate about our Customers
  • Employed at Metal Finishing Since 2013

Duane Heinrich

Heat Treatment Division Manager
  • 46 Years Heat Treat Experience
  • Detailed shop level knowledge of Heat Treat operations
  • Previous Regional Manager for International Heat Treat Firm
  • Significant experience with both Aerospace and Commercial Heat Treat
  • Employed at Metal Finishing Since 2012

Rene Espinosa

Director of Mexico Operations
  • BS in Management and Marketing from the University of the Ozarks, Clarksville, Arkansas
  • Master Degree in Project Management - ESDEN University at Madrid, Spain
  • President of Chihuahua Aerospace Cluster since 2015
  • Employed at Metal Finishing since 2011

Dale Crouch

Plant Manager DSI Wellington
  • Over 24 years of Aircraft Experience
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Management
  • Significant Experience in Managing Paint Operations
  • Employed at Metal Finishing since 2000
Contact Metal finishing company

We invite you to contact us for any of your aerospace finishing product or service needs. If you don’t see what you’re looking for on our services page, contact us to see how we can create a custom solution for you!

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