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 – 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.

 

Ben Burket – General Manager of Sparks Filters & Sales Engineer

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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. 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 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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Rebekah Murray – Customer Service & Order Entry

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Rebekah Albert (soon to be Murray) has been with Shawndra Products since March of 2017.  She is currently 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 Degree in Business Administration through Genesee Community College.  She is very excited to be married in January 2019 and looking forward to enjoying married life with her soon-to-be husband.

 

Christa Burket - Purchasing

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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 Marketing, Sales, and Customer Service. 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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MaryLou Dosiek – Customer Service & Administrative Assistant

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MaryLou joined Shawndra in August of 2017. Her primary responsibilities include customer service and administrative tasks and she serves as a highly valued accounting assistant. Raised in West Texas, MaryLou has been living in the Finger Lakes region for just about 10 years and has fallen in love with the beautiful four seasons this area has to offer. Other than spending time with her husband and adorable twin daughters, MaryLou serves in her church’s children’s ministry and enjoys reading, photo projects and traveling.

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Kim Carlson – VP of Finance & 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 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.

 

 

Gary Hunsinger - Senior Design Engineer

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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. Gary serves as the senior 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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Jeff Carlson – 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 in our manufacturing facility welding cores, then in our paint and hydro testing department, he eventually moved into his current role as Quality Control Manager. 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 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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Fred Squicciarini – VP of Sales & Marketing

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Fred joined the Shawndra family in February of 2018. He is Vice President of Sales and Marketing and a member of Shawndra’s management team. His responsibilities include directing marketing/advertising efforts and creating, developing and managing customer relationships. Fred was a 1st Lieutenant in the National Guard and has a BS from Washington State University and an MBA in Production Management. When not spending time with family and friends, he enjoys various hobbies and traveling. Fred is also active in his community and is a board member of an ambulance service in his adopted home town of Irondequoit, a suburb of Rochester, NY.

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Hannah Henry - Purchasing Manager

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Hannah started in October of 2018 and has been learning just about everything she can about Shawndra's operations. She is training in purchasing and growing her knowledge of the company by spending time in each department. Hannah graduated from Houghton College in 2016 and is currently earning her Masters degree at Nazareth College. 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 being outside, 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 has Shawndra’s President and CEO since. Prior to coming to Shawndra, Jerry was president of Fab-Tech, Inc., of Burlington, VT; and earlier, of Taconic in Petersburg, NY. Both 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, 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 granddaughter.

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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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