MEET THE TEAM BEHIND OUR LEADING AUTOMATED MANUFACTURING SOLUTIONS

Arnold Machine improves the efficiency, quality and profitability of your manufacturing operations by understanding what you need and integrating it into your facility. That starts with our team—individuals committed to understanding how your facility operates and guiding you toward growth.

Leadership

Zach Arnold

Zach Arnold

President

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Zach Arnold

Zach founded Arnold Machine in 1994 in a rented garage after purchasing 1920- to 1940s-era equipment from an estate sale. He ran the business in addition to working his day job by taking any work he could find. The business grew to the point where Zach transitioned to running it full-time in the late 1990s. AMI was incorporated in 1999. Zach is committed to ensuring the business he created is better than competitors in terms of quality and service and strives to make AMI the best place to work for his employees.

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Zach Arnold

President

Zach founded Arnold Machine in 1994 in a rented garage after purchasing 1920- to 1940s-era equipment from an estate sale. He ran the business in addition to working his day job by taking any work he could find. The business grew to the point where Zach transitioned to running it full-time in the late 1990s. AMI was incorporated in 1999. Zach is committed to ensuring the business he created is better than competitors in terms of quality and service and strives to make AMI the best place to work for his employees.

Nick Silardi

Nick Silardi

Production Manager

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Nick Silardi

As Production Manager, Nick oversees the day to day operations. With 22 years of experience at AMI, Nick also assists in all aspects of the production builds to ensure quality, customer satisfaction and on time delivery. Nick holds an Associate’s in Mechanical Engineering from Terra State Community College and was first hired by AMI as an entry-level machinist following vocational school.

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Nick Silardi

Production Manager

As Production Manager, Nick oversees the day to day operations. With 22 years of experience at AMI, Nick also assists in all aspects of the production builds to ensure quality, customer satisfaction and on time delivery. Nick holds an Associate’s in Mechanical Engineering from Terra State Community College and was first hired by AMI as an entry-level machinist following vocational school.

Greg Coppus

Greg Coppus

Machining Team Leader

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Greg Coppus

As Machining Team Leader, Greg oversees the day to day operations of the machining department. Greg is responsible for scheduling, assisting his team members as needed, and outsourcing when needed. He graduated from the Sentinel Vocational Center and Terra State Community College; he first joined AMI through Sentinel’s Early Placement program. He is pleased to work for a company dedicated to offering advancement opportunities to employees as it grows.

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Greg Coppus

Machining Team Leader

As Machining Team Leader, Greg oversees the day to day operations of the machining department. Greg is responsible for scheduling, assisting his team members as needed, and outsourcing when needed. He graduated from the Sentinel Vocational Center and Terra State Community College; he first joined AMI through Sentinel’s Early Placement program. He is pleased to work for a company dedicated to offering advancement opportunities to employees as it grows.

Aubrey Hess

Aubrey Hess

Assembly Team Leader

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Aubrey Hess

As Assembly Team Leader, Aubrey oversees the day to day operations of the assembly floor, including monitoring team workloads and procuring equipment and supplies. He holds a machine trades certificate from Sentinel Vocational Center. He enjoys working in an environment where employees are urged to learn all aspects of the business and grow their skillsets.

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Aubrey Hess

Assembly Team Leader

As Assembly Team Leader, Aubrey oversees the day to day operations of the assembly floor, including monitoring team workloads and procuring equipment and supplies. He holds a machine trades certificate from Sentinel Vocational Center. He enjoys working in an environment where employees are urged to learn all aspects of the business and grow their skillsets.

Ryan Tracy

Ryan Tracy

Fabrication Supervisor

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Ryan Tracy

Ryan’s role as Fabrication Supervisor includes prioritizing work schedules, fabrication quality control and generating materials lists for order. Ryan holds a high school diploma. At his career with AMI, he has been impressed at the company’s pace of growth.

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Ryan Tracy

Fabrication Supervisor

Ryan’s role as Fabrication Supervisor includes prioritizing work schedules, fabrication quality control and generating materials lists for order. Ryan holds a high school diploma. At his career with AMI, he has been impressed at the company’s pace of growth.

Engineering team

Doug Clouse

Doug Clouse

Controls Engineer/ Fanuc Robot Technician

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Doug Clouse

As our primary FANUC robot technician, Doug is involved in programming and setting up every FANUC robot integrated into our equipment. He specializes in PLC controls and FANUC robots. He holds a high school diploma and has completed FANUC robot programming coursework.

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Doug Clouse

Controls Engineer/ Fanuc Robot Technician

As our primary FANUC robot technician, Doug is involved in programming and setting up every FANUC robot integrated into our equipment. He specializes in PLC controls and FANUC robots. He holds a high school diploma and has completed FANUC robot programming coursework.

Eric Lawson

Eric Lawson

Electrical Engineer

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Eric Lawson

Eric’s core role at AMI is control system design and implementation, including setup and programming of all purchased items integrated into the automation system. He specializes in troubleshooting and attended both Terra State Community College and Owens Community College to study Industrial Electricity. Eric was a diesel mechanic during his service in the U.S. Army.

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Eric Lawson

Electrical Engineer

Eric’s core role at AMI is control system design and implementation, including setup and programming of all purchased items integrated into the automation system. He specializes in troubleshooting and attended both Terra State Community College and Owens Community College to study Industrial Electricity. Eric was a diesel mechanic during his service in the U.S. Army.

Kiel Mathias

Kiel Mathias

Electrical Engineer

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Kiel Mathias

As an electrical engineer, Kiel designs and implements control systems, including setup and programming of all purchased items integrated into the automation system. Prior to joining AMI, he held engineering positions at Mennel Milling and MTD Products. He specializes in IO-Link devices and systems.

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Kiel Mathias

Electrical Engineer

As an electrical engineer, Kiel designs and implements control systems, including setup and programming of all purchased items integrated into the automation system. Prior to joining AMI, he held engineering positions at Mennel Milling and MTD Products. He specializes in IO-Link devices and systems.

Mark Miller

Mark Miller

Design Engineer & Engineering Quality Control

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Mark Miller

Mark’s core role is engineering quality control and serving as a mentor for young design engineers. He specializes in hydraulics, pneumatics and Siemens Solid Edge software. Prior to joining AMI he worked as a design engineer for a special machine builder; before that he was a journeyman tool & die and mold maker.

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Mark Miller

Design Engineer & Engineering Quality Control

Mark’s core role is engineering quality control and serving as a mentor for young design engineers. He specializes in hydraulics, pneumatics and Siemens Solid Edge software. Prior to joining AMI he worked as a design engineer for a special machine builder; before that he was a journeyman tool & die and mold maker.

Jeff Wank

Jeff Wank

Mechanical Engineer

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Jeff Wank

As a mechanical engineer, Jeff designs custom equipment working with sales and the customer to deliver what they want and more. He holds an Associate’s from Terra State Community College. Prior to joining AMI, he designed parts for race cars and pulling tractors.

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Jeff Wank

Mechanical Engineer

As a mechanical engineer, Jeff designs custom equipment working with sales and the customer to deliver what they want and more. He holds an Associate’s from Terra State Community College. Prior to joining AMI, he designed parts for race cars and pulling tractors.

Thomas Welter

Thomas Welter

Mechanical Design Engineer

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Thomas Welter

As Mechanical Design Engineer, Thomas puts together the Engineering Documentation Manuals. He also creates drawings, Bill of Materials and Cutting Lists for our Safety Fence Systems. He holds a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Detroit and has held design engineer, manufacturing engineer and process engineer roles at a number of companies prior to joining AMI.

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Thomas Welter

Mechanical Design Engineer

As Mechanical Design Engineer, Thomas puts together the Engineering Documentation Manuals. He also creates drawings, Bill of Materials and Cutting Lists for our Safety Fence Systems. He holds a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Detroit and has held design engineer, manufacturing engineer and process engineer roles at a number of companies prior to joining AMI.

Sales team

Andy Felter

Andy Felter

Machining & Fabrication Sales

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Andy Felter

In his Automation Sales role, Andy prepares and finalizes automated system quotes and assists in managing project builds. Andy studied precision machining at the Sentinel Vocational Center and business management at Terra State Community College. He first joined AMI in 2012 as a CNC machinist before transitioning to sales.

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Andy Felter

Machining & Fabrication Sales

In his Automation Sales role, Andy prepares and finalizes automated system quotes and assists in managing project builds. Andy studied precision machining at the Sentinel Vocational Center and business management at Terra State Community College. He first joined AMI in 2012 as a CNC machinist before transitioning to sales.

Colin Arnold

Colin Arnold

Sales

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Colin Arnold

In his Automation Sales role, Colin prepares and finalizes automated system quotes and assists in managing project builds. He joined the sales team in 2013 after starting at AMI as a general laborer and moving up through the assembly, fabrication and machining departments. He holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Tiffin University.

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Colin Arnold

Sales

In his Automation Sales role, Colin prepares and finalizes automated system quotes and assists in managing project builds. He joined the sales team in 2013 after starting at AMI as a general laborer and moving up through the assembly, fabrication and machining departments. He holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Tiffin University.

Dan Shook

Dan Shook

Finishing Department Sales

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Dan Shook

Dan has led AMI’s Finishing Department since the company added a powder coating line to its portfolio. In his role, he is responsible for quoting and scheduling all powder coating work. Dan is also our primary sales contact for fencing systems and works closely with production staff in both areas. Dan holds an Associate’s in Business Management from Marion Technical College

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Dan Shook

Finishing Department Sales

Dan has led AMI’s Finishing Department since the company added a powder coating line to its portfolio. In his role, he is responsible for quoting and scheduling all powder coating work. Dan is also our primary sales contact for fencing systems and works closely with production staff in both areas. Dan holds an Associate’s in Business Management from Marion Technical College

Jeff Conner

Jeff Conner

Automation Sales and Business Development

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Jeff Conner

Jeff Brings more than 30 years of experience in operations, engineering management automation sales and systems development to his role. He joined AMI after searching for a new opportunity in a creative atmosphere focused on customer relationships. He holds a Bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toledo.

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Jeff Conner

Automation Sales and Business Development

Jeff Brings more than 30 years of experience in operations, engineering management automation sales and systems development to his role. He joined AMI after searching for a new opportunity in a creative atmosphere focused on customer relationships. He holds a Bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toledo.

Tyson Woessner

Tyson Woessner

Sales Manager

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Tyson Woessner

As Sales Manager, Tyson supports the Sales Team by ensuring customer needs are met and annual sales goals are achieved. He has helped expand AMI’s customer base and led the team into several new industries across the U.S. Tyson began his career at AMI in 1996 as a machinist after graduating high school and Sentinel Vocational Center. He’s held many different positions at AMI during its rapid growth before joining the sales team in 2010. In his spare time, you will most likely find him on a golf course with his family.

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Tyson Woessner

Sales Manager

As Sales Manager, Tyson supports the Sales Team by ensuring customer needs are met and annual sales goals are achieved. He has helped expand AMI’s customer base and led the team into several new industries across the U.S. Tyson began his career at AMI in 1996 as a machinist after graduating high school and Sentinel Vocational Center. He’s held many different positions at AMI during its rapid growth before joining the sales team in 2010. In his spare time, you will most likely find him on a golf course with his family.