Our People

Shawndra Products, Inc.
Rush Certified and A&E Testing
1514 Rochester Street
P.O. Box 488
Lima, NY 14485
Phone: 585-624-4500
Fax: 585-624-5300

 

Contact List

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Matt Geier – Application & Design Engineer

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Matt has been with Shawndra Products, Inc. for 11 years and has extensive experience in industrial filtration and ASME code pressure vessel design. He currently serves as an Application/Design Engineer and is responsible for preparing quotations and providing technical assistance on all product lines. Matt graduated in 2002 from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Outside of work, he enjoys spending free time with his wife and young son.

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Ben Burket – General Manager of Sparks Filters & Technical Sales

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Ben has been with Shawndra Products, Inc. since 2009. He was hired in the filter fabrication shop while completing his Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management. After 3 years in fabrication, Ben moved to the position of Sales Engineer, and in 2016 was promoted to General Manager of Sparks Filters. He brings the hands-on experience of filter manufacturing into sales and customer service. Outside of work, Ben enjoys playing basketball (along with any other sport), playing music, hunting, and fishing.

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Lauren Colvin – Production Manager

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Lauren Colvin joined Shawndra in Fall of 2005 and currently serves as the Production Manager for our weld shop. Prior to this role, Lauren held various positions including Quality Control Manager, Drafter, and a Mechanical Designer. Lauren is a 2001 graduate of Alfred State College. She previously worked for Corning Inc. as a Mechanical Designer and Caterpillar Inc. as a Mechanical Designer. Lauren enjoys spending time with her family in the Finger Lakes camping and fishing.

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Adnan Katardzic - Application & Design Engineer

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Katelyn Wheeler – Customer Service & Order Entry

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Katelyn Wheeler has been with Shawndra Products since June, 2014. She is currently responsible for order entry, invoicing, and customer service. In the past, Ms. Wheeler has been the executive housekeeper at a Hilton Hotel. She enjoys living a healthy lifestyle, being around family and friends, and going to the movies.

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Christa Burket - Purchasing Manager

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Christa Burket began her employment at Shawndra in April of 2013 in the order entry position. Shortly after being hired, she was promoted to Purchasing Manager and continues to serve the company in this position. Christa also assists in the Accounting, Sales, and Customer Service deparments. She is a graduate of Roberts Wesleyan College with a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management. When she is not working, Christa enjoys spending time with her husband, playing volleyball, being in the outdoors, and developing her online Etsy business.

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Dale Mallaber – Director of Finance & Administration

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Dale joined Shawndra Products, Inc. in May of 2010, and is responsible for managing human resources, payroll and all accounting functions, as well as administering oversight of office operations. Prior to his current position, Dale served a variety of manufacturing companies in a similar capacity in the metal stamping, custom injection molding, and custom wood working industries spanning more than 30 years. Dale is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

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Kim Carlson – VP of Finance & Administration

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Kim joined the team at Shawndra Products in March 2017.  In her capacity as VP of Finance and Administration, she is responsible for managing accounting, human resources, payroll, and office operations.  Kim is a graduate of Alfred State College and has more than 25 years of experience in senior level accounting and business management.  In her free time, Kim enjoys golf, hiking, reading, and spending time with her two daughters.  

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Gary Hunsinger - Vice President & General Manager

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Gary has been an integral part of Shawndra since February, 1991, and has over 45 years of experience in the industry. In addition to being the General Manager and Vice President of Shawndra, he is also the design engineer for our filtration systems. He makes recommendations and tailors quotes for our customers based on their specific technical application needs.

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Cole Murray – Quality Control

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Cole Murray began working at Shawndra Products in February, 2016 in the filter fabrication shop.  After 7 months in production, he was promoted to his current position of Quality Control Manager and received his Level 2 visual weld inspector certificate.  Cole also serves as the Safety Manager, assists the engineering department, and provides customer support.  He studied two years of math and science toward an architectural degree at Genesee Community College.  In his free time, Cole enjoys fishing and continues to practice architectural drawing/art.  

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Thane Jenkins – Vice President of Business Development

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Thane Jenkins joined Shawndra in March 2017 after many years in the Oil & Gas Industry.  While in the oil and gas industry, he focused on business development and product name recognition.  At Shawndra, Thane will concentrate on developing customer awareness of all product lines offered by Shawndra and A&E Testing.  He has a B.S. degree from Ithaca College in Economics.  In his free time, Thane enjoys woodworking and fly fishing.  

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Gerald J. Henry – President & CEO

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Gerald J. Henry (Jerry) purchased Shawndra Products, Inc. in 2006 with a partner and other investors, and has served has Shawndra’s President and CEO ever since. Prior to coming to Shawndra, Mr. Henry was president of Fab-Tech, Inc., of Burlington, VT; and earlier, of Taconic in Petersburg, NY. Both are industrial manufactures with significant global operations.

Mr. Henry, who developed his career in product management and business consulting, has a BA from SUNY at Oneonta, NY, an MS degree from the University of Nebraska, and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. Jerry lives on Conesus lake with his wife Ruth, who writes and produces historical musicals. Jerry and Ruth have three adult daughters and a new son-in-law.

Contact Us

Shawndra Products™, Inc.
Rush Certified and A&E Testing

1514 Rochester Street
P.O. Box 488
Lima, NY 14485
Phone: 585-624-4500
Fax: 585-624-5300
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.