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.

Brian Hoover / President

Brian holds a BS degree in business management from Saint Leo University and an MBA from Purdue University. He spent 20 years at Howmet, beginning his career with Howmet Aerospace in 1985 as a nondestructive testing operator, moving through the ranks to become a business center manager. Additionally, Brian has held several different plant leadership roles across the metals industry, practicing Operational Excellence and Lean Principles to drive quality, safety, on-time delivery and add value. Brian became the President of North American Forgemasters in September of 2023.