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.

David Brazauskas / Quality Manager

David holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Penn State. In addition, he holds a MS in Engineering from Ohio University and a MBA from DeVry University. David comes from Westinghouse Nuclear, where he has an extensive background with quality management systems, customer audits, and regulatory requirements. With his 7 plus year tenure at Westinghouse, David has gained a diverse set of skills that are from areas including quality, manufacturing, production planning and data management, inventory control, operations, and project controls. In November 2017, David decided to utilize his experience in a different format and was honored to except the Quality Manager position at North American Forgemasters.



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.