Jon Coker Manager of Engineering and Innovation
Jon began his career with AccraFab in 1995. He started out as a Brake Operator and over the years he took on the role as a Programmer, Drafter, and Engineer. In 2008, Jon became AccraFab’s Engineering Manager. His position has since expanded into the area of Innovation and he is tackling new and exciting projects.
Jon has described his favorite thing about working at AccraFab as, “My role as Engineering Manager of a precision manufacturing shop is very rewarding. The work never becomes redundant because every part is a new challenge! It is an awesome experience to see the CAD models that I have created being fabricated in the shop. It is also a lot of fun to work with the people in manufacturing and provide solutions to projects that we thought were nearly impossible. I especially like collaborating with our Programming and Press Brake departments. We have some really talented people with a tremendous amount of experience. There’s definitely never a dull moment in the Engineering Department at AccraFab!”
Liam Beardslee Punch Press Supervisor for Swing Shift
Liam is a more recent addition to the AccraFab team. He started working for AccraFab in 2011. Liam’s hard work and drive to learn every aspect of the Punch Department has him moving up quickly. Since becoming a Supervisor in 2013, Liam has embraced all the challenges and rewards that came with his new position.
Liam describes the quality at Accra-Fab as: “AccraFab makes parts not just to meet our customer’s standards, but to go beyond what the customer expects. We all put a lot of hard work into every job, making sure that our quality is better than anyone else out there.
Jerome Nepluw Machinist
Jerome has been working for AccraFab since the Summer of 2012. He started working in the Punch Department on graveyard. Working on a small graveyard crew gave Jerome the advantage of learning many aspects of the different departments and what it takes to move a part through the manufacturing floor. Since day one, Jerome had an interest in AccraFab’s Machine Shop and in the fall of 2013 he moved into that Department.
Jerome describes the most exciting thing that has happened to him at AccraFab as, “being able to grow from a Punch Operator to a Machinist with AccraFab helping me through school to get my journeyman card and degree.”
Randi Brown Estimating Supervisor
Randi began working for AccraFab in 2008 as a Punch Press Operator. She took advantage of an opportunity in the QA department and quickly moved to the position of In-Process Inspector. Randi’s ability to learn and understand people and processes has made her a wonderful addition to the AccraFab team. In recent years she moved into the Estimating Department and has since taken on a new challenge of being a Supervisor.
Randi made the following statement, “If I were a customer of AccraFab, I would say AF’s greatest accomplishment as a vendor is their ability to work with the customers to ensure that they give the customer a cost-effective, quality part.”
Bob Marks Senior Supervisor
Bob started his AccraFab journey in 2008 working in the Plating Department as a Chemical Plater. The Plating Department took on a new challenge while Bob was part of the plating team and decided to work with the Washington Department of Ecology in 2011 to reduce the amount of waste water from AccraFab facility. Bob was an integral part of making changes and seeing to it that the new waste water process was a success. Since then he has taken on managing the Brakes and Hardware Departments.
Bob has described his favorite thing about AccraFab as, “working with highly skilled people and learning from them.”
Barry Stewart Human Resources Director
Barry started working for AccraFab in 2001 and he jumped in with both feet as the HR Director. At that time, AccraFab was experiencing a big market change as the telecom companies were taking a major hit, and several of AccraFab’s biggest customers struggling to survive. Barry worked through these challenges and has since developed a great culture of openness and learning.
Barry states that his favorite thing about working at AccraFab, “is having the ability to coach and mentor the incredible team we have here at AFI. Seeing team members grow both professionally and personally is very rewarding.”