Leadership

Having the right people is the first step in exceeding customer expectations. Each individual on our leadership team takes personal responsibility for maintaining our commitment to our customers and their custom forging needs. We believe that people make the process, and we attribute our success in the forging industry to our dedicated team. Learn more about our leadership team by clicking on each photo below.

  • Rick Warren

    Chairman and CEO

    Rick Warren is Chairman and CEO of Weldaloy Products Company. He has been the sole shareholder since 1994. Throughout his career, Rick has launched and led accounting, real estate development, and management consulting firms. He received a B.S. in finance from Michigan State University.

    Amid his entrepreneurship and business enterprises, Rick’s true passions are for people and the gospel. He is heavily involved with various ministries and nonprofit organizations around the country—many of which are involved in supporting education.  To learn more about Rick, his story, and his charitable and community activity, visit TheOtherRickWarren.com.

  • Andrew Smith

    Vice President

    Andrew Smith joined the Weldaloy leadership team in October 2018, and in January 2021 he was promoted to Vice President. Andrew oversees Operations and Productions, Sales, Purchasing, Quality, IT, Metallurgy, Engineering, Facilities, Manufacturing, and Planning. Andrew is extremely process oriented, and brings an excellent blend of discipline and business savvy to manufacturing. Andrew works closely with his entire team to meet challenging expectations, exceed industry standards, and satisfy our customers’ needs with creative problem solving. Andrew continuously looks to find ways to expand Weldaloy’s manufacturing capabilities, making him a vital member of our leadership team.

    Prior to working at Weldaloy, Andrew was the CEO of UV Angel, a technology start-up focused on ultraviolet disinfection for the healthcare industry. Andrew studied Biochemistry at Oakland University.

  • Tony Galli

    Director of Forge Operations

    Tony Galli joined the Weldaloy team in November 2019 as our Director of Forge Operations. Galli’s career in the forging industry began over thirty years ago, and since then Galli has worked at companies all over the world. Galli’s expertise is seamless rolled rings mills, and the production of seamless rolled rings – particularly in superalloys rings.

    Before working at Weldaloy, Tony Galli worked at SMS Group as a Product Manager. Galli brings an abundance of knowledge in forging superalloys to Weldaloy. We are grateful to have him on our team.

  • Jim Kravec

    Executive Director of Business Development

    Jim Kravec joined Weldaloy in August 2020 as our Executive Director of Business Development. Jim will leverage his knowledge of the global forging industry to work internally with our sales and marketing teams to develop closer relationships with our customers. With over twenty years of experience in the forging industry, Kravec is a valuable asset to our team.

    Jim has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Cleveland State University. Prior to joining Weldaloy, Kravec was responsible for Siempelkamp’s Metal Forming Operations in North America as their Global Sales Manager for their Ring Rolling Equipment.

  • Karen Humes

    Director of Human Resources and Communications

    Karen Humes joined Weldaloy in August 2020 as Director of Human Resources and Communications.  Karen is responsible for Human Resource, Health & Safety, and Communication functions.  She has a strong commitment to building strong relationships and leading teams to success.

    She brings a great deal of experience in working with the automotive manufacturing industry in Human Resources.  Karen holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Walsh College in Marketing and a Master’s Degree in Human Resources from Central Michigan University.