Paul Nikac, Director of Operations
Mr. Nikac manages the entire Montvale, NJ operation in addition to his oversight responsibility for the company's facilities in Penang, Malaysia. He joined SPM in 1995 and progressed into management through a series of sales and operations roles with increasing responsibility including quoting department manager, regional sales manager, and director of sales. Mr. Nikac was promoted to Executive Vice President at SPM in 2003 and became Vice President - Operations when Coining acquired SPM in January 2009. He was named Vice President - Global Operations, Wire and Tape & Reel in January 2011 and assumed the position of Director - Global Operations, Wire and Tape & Reel when AMETEK acquired Coining in May 2011. Mr. Nikac has a BA in Mathematics and an AAS in Business Administration from Concordia College.
Peter Pachella, Director - Manufacturing
Mr. Pachella has worked at Coining since 1979, starting as a tool and die maker and rising to Vice President - Manufacturing in March 2009. He assumed his current position in May 2011 when AMETEK acquired Coining. He is exceptionally skilled at designing and developing stamping tooling for the company's various customer requirements. Under Mr. Pachella's leadership, Coining has developed what it believes to be the largest library of preform stamping tools in the industry as well as the demonstrated capability to develop new tools faster than any competitor. He is also highly involved with many facets of day-to-day operations including oversight of equipment and facility maintenance.
Julie Scelzo, Director - Inside Sales & Customer Service
Ms. Scelzo joined Coining twenty-three years ago and is responsible for all marketing and inside sales activities including quotations, trade shows, marketing literature, advertising and management of Coining's customer service organization. She personally has developed close relationships with many of Coining's large and mid-sized customers. Ms.Scelzo is the individual ultimately responsible for delivering Coining's high level of customer service. She was promoted to Vice President - Inside Sales & Customer Service in March 2009 before being named to her current position in May 2011 when AMETEK acquired the company. Prior to Coining, she was Commercial Sales Manager at Aerial Machine & Tool Corp. Ms. Scelzo studied Business and Paralegal Studies at Montclair State University.
Vito Tanzi, Director - Field Sales
Mr. Tanzi started his professional career with SPM as a manufacturing engineer in 1993. He was promoted to quality assurance manager before leaving the company to pursue various operations, technical and product management positions with the Thin Film Division of Aeroflex MIC Technology and Park Electrochemical Corp. Mr. Tanzi returned to SPM in 2005 as Executive Vice President, then joined Coining in January 2009 as Vice President - Field Sales when the company acquired SPM. He was appointed to his current position when AMETEK acquired Coining in May 2011. Mr. Tanzi is responsible for managing Coining's network of outside sales personnel and independent sales representatives. He earned a BS in Materials Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
John Bailey, Controller
Mr. Bailey was recruited to Coining in 2007 to strengthen the company's management organization. He previously worked at Par Pharmaceutical as Cost Accounting Manager and at Holtzbrinck Publishers as Director of Cost and Inventory Accounting. Mr. Bailey has responsibility for all accounting and financial functions at the Montvale, NJ facility and for consolidating overall corporate financial results. He holds a BS in Accounting from Fairfield University and an MBA in Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Charles Italiano, Technical Director
Mr. Italiano oversees Coining's technical activities including engineering and process development at its Montvale, NJ; Penang, Malaysia; and Casablanca, Morocco facilities. He served as quality assurance manager and director of operations at SPM from 1989 through 1998, then rejoined the firm in 2006 as engineering manager and continued in this role at Coining when the company acquired SPM in January 2009. Mr. Italiano was promoted to his current position in February 2011. He was the technical director at Sigmund Cohn from 1998 to 2006 and earlier worked as a quality assurance manager at Clairex Electronics and as a product engineer at Duracell. He holds a BS in mechanical engineering from the City University of New York.
Martin Oud, R&D Director
Mr. Oud has over forty years of industry experience including positions of Manager of Research and Quality Assurance, Project Engineer and Project Manager at competitive companies. He joined Coining in 2000 and has made many contributions in product development, process improvement, quality assurance, and marketing. In particular, Mr. Oud is one of the world's leading authorities in the proper use of gold tin preforms. Prior to Coining, he worked for fifteen years for Billiton Witmetaal. Mr. Oud received his Masters of Science in Metallurgy from the University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands.
Wang Ping, General Manager Asia Pacific
Mr. Wang manages Coining's representative office in China located in Beijing. He joined the company in 2003, then relocated to Beijing in 2004 to oversee Coining's activities in Asia. Mr. Wang directs the efforts of the company's independent sales representatives and resellers in China including Taiwan. He has been responsible for cultivating successful relationships with numerous new Chinese customers. Mr. Wang previously worked for Trimble Navigation, Evans Equipment, Midwest Superconductivity and the Foreign Affairs Office of the Henan Province of the People's Republic of China. He has a BS in English from Henan University and an MS in American History from Pittsburg State University.
Joseph DePalma, Director of Quality
Mr. DePalma was recruited to Coining in 2008 and directs the company's day-to-day in-process inspection, final inspection and packaging activities at its Montvale, NJ facility. He previously served as Quality Director at WH Industies and Quality Manager at SPM. Mr. DePalma has an extensive background in precision stamping within a ISO 9001:2000 and TS 16949 environment and has been a certified auditor for both of these quality standards. He received his BS in Materials Engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Claude Abeywardena, General Manager - Malaysia
Mr. Abeywardena joined SPM in 1998 after spending a dozen years at Vitramon where he served as a manufacturing specialist and supervised its final production, testing, laser marking, inspection and packaging of chip capacitors. Earlier in his career, he was a Senior Engineering Officer in the British Merchant Navy. Mr. Abeywardena helped establish the company's bonding wire and packaging facility in Penang, Malaysia in 1998. He was promoted to his current position in 2007 with responsibility for the entire Malaysian operation and joined Coining in this role when Coining acquired SPM in 2009. Mr. Abeywardena has a British certificate in Marine Engineering.