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Manager Engineering

Medina, Ohio, 44256, United States
November 29, 2017

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Stephen K. Fredmonsky

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Medina, Ohio 44256


Work History


Ellwood Ohio Machine

(Division of Ellwood City Forge)

General Manager

Lead all operational efforts. Direct the operational organization, including manufacturing, assembly, logistics, safety and quality for maximum efficiencies of equipment, materials, and personnel. Oversee and monitor the budget for manufacturing operations, including capital expenditures, labor and head count. Maintain customer, market, and process knowledge. Confirm organizational policies are implemented ensuring conformance to corporate compliance areas including environmental, safety and employee participation.


Steel Products Corporation

Engineering Manager/Business Development/Operations manager. Large part job shop machine shop. Responsible for all aspects of the business, except financial. Fifteen employees, two million in annual sales.


Precision Prototype & Machine, Inc.

As a typical small Business Owner I wore most all hats. However, my experience in manufacturing processes and operations has contributed the most to our successes. We developed our customers through their engineering departments helping them with designs and processes to bring their ideas to fully functioning products.

Established in 1998 as a prototype and short run stamping company. Developed into a full service metal component and assembly business with gross sales at its peak of nearly 2 million dollars per year with nineteen employees. Markets serviced have been virtually any manufacturer/industry that requires metal components or assemblies and has ranged from the United States military to start-up consumer products companies to most major automotive companies. Manufacturing processes include, laser cutting, tube bending, stamping, welding, machining and press brake (bending). We have produced more than 15,000 different parts and/or assemblies with almost 100% of the work done in-house, the exception being coatings.

Logan Metal Stamping


As the Engineering Manager for Logan Metal Stamping I was responsible for maintaining all engineering functions as well as all initial part estimating. Direct contact with customers, suppliers, other division managers and all department managers coordinating customer’s requirements into firm and workable orders. Established, managed and maintained a prototype and short run division for Logan.

Work History (continued)

DeVlieg Bullard Services Group


Engineering/Estimator. Designed and estimated costs to re-engineer, re-build or remanufacture machine tools such as Lucas and DeVlieg horizontal boring mills, Bullard vertical turning machines or any other large machine tools.

North Coast Remanufacturing


Chief engineer and Operations Manager. Managed daily operations of large machine tool remanufacturing. Designed and estimated costs to re-engineer or remanufacture machine tools. On-site inspections of customer machine tools and prepare costs for quoting. Manufacturing processes included machining, hand scraping, fabrication, assembly and electronic and electrical control installations.

Clampco Products


Chief Engineer/Quality Control Manager/Production manager. I controlled the daily operations of the manufacturing aspect of this business. Processes included stampings, machining, assembly and resistance spot welding. The primary customer was the United States Government with which I maintained all contact after purchase orders had been received.

AB Enterprises


Senior mechanical designer, designed specialty machinery based upon client requirements. Major client base consisted of Union Carbide, General Electric, Cleveland Twist Drill (Acme Cleveland Development Company) and Picker X-Ray.

Scott & Fetzer Co.


Started with Adalet Products as a junior draftsman and junior designer. Transferred to Virden Lighting Division for a position in the manufacturing engineering department.


Parma High School

Kent State University

Cuyahoga Community College

Cleveland State University

In 1998 I formed a company called Precision Prototype & Machine, Inc. (PPM) located in Hinckley, Ohio. There were several reasons for establishing this company, the first was there were NO prototype/Product Development companies located within several hundred miles that could provide Prototypes along with the Engineering Support for Product Development. Two, northeast Ohio still is a major manufacturing region that requires this type of service along with Manufacturing Assistance. Three, my passion for bringing conceptual ideas to physical realities.

I started ppm as its only employee and built it into a profitable, nineteen person company. I maintained responsibility for all Engineering & Design and Process Development throughout the history of the company and still consult on difficult projects with the outfit that bought my business as well as other former customers. The following lists illustrate many of the industries we serviced, the type of work provided and the manufacturing processes involved;

Industries Serviced

Automotive (OEM & Aftermarket)



Metal Stamping




Food Processing Equipment



Consumer Products

Lawn & Garden Equipment

Commercial Vehicle

Recreational Vehicles

Heat Exchangers

Restaurant Equipment



Medical Equipment

Typical Services Provided

Design Consultation


Product Development

Component Development


Tooling Design

Fixture Design


Reverse Engineering

Manufacturing Processes

Laser Cutting

Stamping (Single Hit, Progressive, Draw)

Welding (Mig, Tig, Resistant (Spot))

Tube Bending

Wire Forming/Bending


Forming/Bending (Press Brake)

Orbital Riveting

I am well versed in all of the above listed items as well as business requirements and engineering practices from a company/ownership perspective Starting a multi-faceted engineering based manufacturing company, without a customer or piece of equipment and building it into a profitable nineteen employee business, I believe, would demonstrate skill and abilities not commonly found.

Additionally, as a supplier of Prototypes and Fabricated Assemblies I have a complete understanding of most manufacturing processes, quality and services. I should be able to walk in the door and bring immediately value without the usual learning curve associated with most new employees. Without actually starting, owning and operating a manufacturing company I believe that it is impossible to fully understand how much knowledge, experience and dedication it takes to be successful. That is why I would welcome an opportunity to discuss how my background could benefit your organization.

Best Regards

Steve Fredmonsky

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