MEET THE NAF TEAM

Colin Herchenbach / Product Manager

Colin graduated in 2007 from Marquette University in Milwaukee with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. His previous position at Scot Forge provided him with extensive metallurgical and manufacturability knowledge in both ferrous and non-ferrous materials. In 2010 Colin moved into technical aerospace sales where he participated in a cross functional team that achieved AS9100, NADCAP, and prime special process approvals. In this position, Colin gained invaluable experience with complex forged shapes, optimized material characteristics by means of thermomechanical processing and heat treatment. These demanding projects required meticulous project management, detailed interplant routing, risk identification and mitigation. In late 2014 Colin was honored to accept the position of Product Manager at NAF.

Judy Shaffer / Quality Manager

Judy holds a BA in Mathematics from Penn State University. With over 20 years experience in heavy steel forging manufacturing, she has gained a diverse skill set from her positions in various departments, including: quality, sales, production planning, product development and operations. In addition, Judy has an extensive background in collaboration between customer and technical teams on new product launches. Prior to joining NAF's team in the fall of 2014, she served most recently as General Manager of the Ellwood Crankshaft and Machine Company where she started working in 1993.





Mike Kamnikar / President

Mike holds a BS in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science from Lehigh University. He started his career in the 70s selling ultra large forgings for Bethlehem Steel. He joined Ellwood City Forge as VP of Sales in 1981 then served as President of Ellwood Crankshaft and Machine beginning in 1993. In 2003 he took on the additional responsibility of President of Ellwood Crankshaft and by 2007 he was named EGI Senior VP, Marketing and Business Development. The companies that he led became successful by developing the means to provide their customers the best value. In July 2014, Mike became President of North American Forgemasters.