Our Team

Joe Worley


Joe started working with AlphaTech in 1998 in the capacity of mechanical design but quickly moved into the role of Operations Management. He currently spearheads new business, oversees finances, administration and HR.

After graduation from Appalachian State University, he went to work as a designer with a local automation company helping to develop systems that focus primarily on automated resistance welding. He combines a business and design education with 30 years of real-world manufacturing experience to lead AlphaTech.

Art Kanupp

VP of Manufacturing

Art was a Master Tool Maker at Industrial Precision of Asheville, Inc. He migrated with AlphaTech in 1998 and moved into his current role of production planning and resource allocation. He has been a key factor in the success of both companies.

Robert Owen

VP of Sales & Marketing

Robert has been a plant manager for an international manufacturing company and knows what it takes to run a lean, profitable business. His role with AlphaTech is multi-faceted. His duties encompass quoting, project management, contract negotiation, maintaining customer relationships and more.

Charlie Johnson

VP of Design, Development

Charlie has been with AlphaTech since 2000 starting as a high-level machinist then moving into a CNC programming role. Today he oversees Design and Development. During his time with the company, he has established an Employee Development Program …(EDP) that focuses on developing young Apprentices into Tool & Die Makers, CNC Machinists, Designers and Programmers. The EDP (integrates) local community colleges, online educators and the NC Apprenticeship Program. AlphaTech has seen tremendous growth among employees due to Charlie’s efforts.

Deane Potter

Applications Engineer

Deane comes from an IT background but his education and interest is electrical engineering and applications. Whether it is IT, automation control development or troubleshooting, Deane keeps AlphaTech on the cutting edge of technology.

Brittani Griffin

ISO Coordinator / Digital Marketing Manager

Brittani has done a little bit of everything here at Alphatech. Her role remains versatile but managing all things ISO is her main priority. She handles social media, marketing and conducts much of our in-house training.

Keith Owenby

Business Director for AlphaTech Firearms

Keith has recently moved into the position of Business Director for Alphatech’s Firearm Division. Keith works with the Management, Engineering and the Sales/Marketing teams to promote ATI products and contract manufacturing services as they pertain to the firearms industry.

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P.O. Box 519
388 Cane Creek Road
Fletcher, NC 28732

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