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 started with the company in 1984 when it was known as Industrial Precision of Asheville, NC. He completed his NC Apprenticeship as a Tool & Die Maker. He has a wealth of knowledge and is our “go-to” for tooling, fixturing, and obviously, die making.
Today Art does all the planning and resource allocation for our tooling department. He offers input at weekly Production and Design Meetings. If it is associated with a number, Art will remember it.
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 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.
Mark heads up all Production at AlphaTech whether it is a “lights-out” long run or a low volume sampling. He is responsible for the planning and acquisition of material to keep the spindles turning in the CNC departments.
Mark has spent 40 years in manufacturing. He started his career as a machine operator and quickly moved into a supervisory role. He came to us to manage an electrical project that AlphaTech acquired from a large multi-national company. The multi-national sourced bids from all over the country and Mark was the key in AlphaTech winning the contract. His agreement to manage the project in addition to the AlphaTech way of doing business sealed the deal.
As a certified auditor from NC State University, Brittani conducts all of AlphaTech’s in-house auditing. Along with internal audits, she is also responsible for ensuring all shop procedures and policies are ISO 9001:2015 compliant.
Brittani is also our Digital Marking Manager. She handles social media, website, photography and the development of new business opportunities online.
Kletia comes to AlphaTech with many years of experience in various financial roles. After earning her BS in Finance at Florida Southern College; she has managed finances for a large vacation rental business, worked in the finance department of a law firm and was the Director of Support for an accounting software firm. New to the manufacturing industry she is bringing her organizational and financial reporting skills to AlphaTech.
Independence Design, LLC offers mechanical engineering, 3D computer-aided design (CAD), and automation integration services on a by-project basis. Owned and operated by Peirce Carpenter and Cannon Dillon, both NC State Engineering graduates, the company is headquartered at AlphaTech, Inc. A strong working relationship between Independence and AlphaTech provides for effective collaboration, particularly on mutual projects. Independence Design also benefits greatly from the availability of consultation by several senior engineers with extensive experience in automation, electronics, and tool & die design.