Our People

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

 

Contact List

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Matt Geier – VP, Chief Engineer

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Matt has been with Shawndra Products, Inc. since May of 2004 and has extensive experience in industrial filtration and ASME code pressure vessel design. He is a valued member of our management team and is responsible for overseeing our engineering team, final document review 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 two sons. 

 

David Prindle – VP, General Manager – Distribution Business

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Dave joined Shawndra in July of 2019 and has done a tremendous job learning our product line and driving business growth. Dave serves as our VP, General Manager of Distribution Business, and is a member of Shawndra’s management team. Prior to Shawndra, Dave worked in sales and technical positions and has a background in both business and engineering. Dave is also a United States Marine Corps Veteran and in his free time enjoys spending time outdoors and working in his garage. 

 

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Kyle Hunt – Inside Sales Manager

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Kyle joined Shawndra in September of 2020 and serves as our Inside Sales Manager. Kyle generates new sales and growth opportunities with existing customers. He works directly with engineering and in both our weld shop and element manufacturing plant to ensure our customers receive the best solutions and products available for their application. Kyle's previous career in medical and outdoor equipment sales has provided him with valuable technical knowledge and customer service skills. He received his Business Management degree from Roberts Wesleyan College. A licensed fishing and hunting guide in NY State, Kyle enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family.

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Lauren Colvin – Production Manager

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Lauren Colvin joined Shawndra in the Fall of 2005 and currently serves as the Production Manager for our weld shop and a member of Shawndra’s management team. 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 on her boat. 

 

 

 

Adnan Katardzic - Application & Design Engineer

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Raj Ghodasara - Application & Design Engineer

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Raj was hired in October of 2017 and is a valued asset to our engineering department. Raj first studied Mechanical Engineering in his undergraduate studies at the University of Mumbai, India. He then went on to receive his Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from RIT. Raj is heavily involved in the meticulous design of our pressure vessels. In his free time, he loves being outside, hiking, and traveling.

 

 

 

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Sarvesh Mehendale - Mechanical Design Engineer

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Sarvesh joined our team in June of 2020 after graduating from UNC Charlotte with his Master's in Mechanical Engineering. Sarvesh is working closely with our senior engineers and is learning the design of pressure vessels and sizing of filters to ASME Code. His previous training includes earning his Bachelors's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Mumbai and serving as a design engineer at Denfab Consulting in Mumbai, India. Like many other Shawndra employees, Sarvesh enjoys the outdoors and spends his free time hiking. He also loves to follow Formula One racing. 

 

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Rebekah Murray – Customer Service & Order Entry

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Rebekah Murray has been with Shawndra Products since March of 2017.  She is responsible for order entry, invoicing, and customer service.  In the past, Rebekah has worked at Wendy's and served on the management team throughout her three years there.  Rebekah has an Associates's Degree in Business Administration through Genesee Community College. 

 

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Zelda Lowden – Customer Service

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Zelda started at Shawndra in May of 2021, although she is no stranger to our company. Her husband Mark was a welder here for many years and we have been delighted with her technical knowledge and strong rapport with our guys in the shop. She has a strong background in accounting, manufacturing, and customer service. Her favorite things include reading, going for walks, listening to music, and living every day to the fullest. 

 

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Chandler Perrino – AP, Expeditor, Executive Assistant

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Chandler was hired in September of 2020 after graduating from SUNY Geneseo in May of 2020. A Long Island native, Chandler heads our accounts payable department, is our lead expeditor, and serves as Jerry's executive assistant. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, skiing, reading, and spending time with friends. 

 

 

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Madeline Davis - Customer Service & Accounts Receivable

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Madeline joined Shawndra in April of 2021 and provides excellent customer service through entering and confirming orders, while also managing our Accounts Receivable department. Madeline graduated from RIT and is experienced in hospitality, working for both Marriot and Hilton over the past eight years. Madeline enjoys traveling, hiking with her husband and Doberman Pinscher named, "Winston," and spending time with family and friends. 

 

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Kim Carlson – VP, Accounting & Administration

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Kim joined our team in March 2017.  In her role as Vice President of Finance and Administration, she manages the accounting, human resources, and office operations for Shawndra Products. Kim also serves as a member of our management team. Kim is a graduate of State University of New York at Alfred and brings 25 years of experience in accounting and business management. In addition to a successful accounting career in the Rochester area, she also earned accreditations that enabled her to operate a business, providing training and consulting to various small businesses in the region. Kim takes pride in her decision-making skills, her ability to communicate effectively, and the capability of merging her professional identity with her compassionate nature to better serve personnel. Kim is the proud mom of two beautiful daughters, and when she isn’t working, she enjoys exploring the Finger Lakes in her boat, hiking, reading, and travel. 

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Jeff Carlson – Director of Quality Control

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Jeff was hired in the fall of 2014 and understands Shawndra inside out from serving in several different roles. Starting out in our manufacturing facility welding cores, he then spent time in our paint and hydro-testing department and eventually moved into his current role as Quality Control Manager, and also serves on our management team. He manages and schedules all hydro testing, and ensures that quality work is the only thing we put out. A real family man, Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife and kids and loves to fish. 

 

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John Haynes – Design/Drafter

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John was hired in September 2018 to bring innovation and improve drafting services to Shawndra through his extensive background in CAD-based Mechanical Engineering. Prior to Shawndra, John worked as the Operations Manager for Beldon Industries Inc., and also in Engineering at Tektronix Inc. for 16 years. He earned his degree in 1978 through the Arizona Institute of Design Engineering. Currently, John is upgrading Shawndra Engineering CAD systems to provide state-of-the-art solutions. When not at Shawndra, John enjoys spending time with his wife, playing piano and guitar, hiking, painting, international travel, and ministry through his church.

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Hannah Henry - Director of Purchasing

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Hannah started at Shawndra Products in October of 2018 in administration and quickly moved into the role of Purchasing Manager in January of 2019, and also serves as a member of the management team. Hannah has a Master's degree from Nazareth College and had previous experience working in a robotics manufacturing company where she learned business basics. The youngest of the Henry daughters, Hannah is excited to be involved in the business with her old man. In her free time, she loves gardening, riding horses, snowboarding, and spending time at her family's lake house. 

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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 has served as Shawndra’s President and CEO since. In 2019, Jerry was able to buy out the original investors and shareholders, and now holds 100% of the equity in Shawndra.

Prior to coming to Shawndra, Jerry was president of Fab-Tech, Inc., of Burlington, VT; and earlier of Taconic in Petersburg, NY. Both companies are industrial manufactures with significant global operations.

Jerry, 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 (Go Huskers!), and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. Jerry lives on Conesus Lake, NY, and winters in Madeira Beach, FL, with his wife Ruth, who writes, produces and directs historical musicals. Jerry and Ruth have three adult daughters, and three grandchildren (so far).

Contact Us

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

1514 Rochester Street
Lima, NY 14485
Phone: 585-624-4500
Fax: 585-624-5300
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