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Our {Awesome} Team

Meet the brains that turn ideas into reality every single day.

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Meet The Experts

Get to know our friendly, knowledgeable and fun injection molding experts. 

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Ryan Duffey
Owner

Degree: Finance, Santa Clara University

Expertise: Business development

Ask him about: Anything golf related

Email: rduffey@theerc.com 

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Matt Sweeney
Manager/Engineer

Degree: Plastics Engineering, Ferris State University

Expertise: Material selection, injection molding

Ask him about: His latest woodworking projects, Dartball, morel hunting and maple syrup making

Email: msweeney@theerc.com 

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Matt Sweeney
Manager/Engineer

Degree: Plastics Engineering, Ferris State University

Expertise: Material selection, injection molding

Ask him about: His latest woodworking projects, Dartball, Morel hunting and making maple syrup

Email: msweeney@theerc.com 

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Austen Ballmann
Engineer

Degree: Mechanical Engineering, UW-Stout

Expertise: Injection molding, CAD, CNC's, Automation

Ask him about: Snowmobiling, skiing, water skiing (and the injury he sustained from it) and hunting

Email: aballmann@theerc.com 

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Molly Skiba
Marketing Coordinator

Degree: Media Arts & Game Development, UW-Whitewater

Expertise: Digital marketing, website management, video production, graphic design

Ask her about: Travel, yoga, video games and baking

Email: mskiba@theerc.com 

David Gosh
Programmer/Toolmaker

David's familiarity with the tool making industry comes from growing up in the industry with his dad. He served in the United States Marine Corps for 4 years before pursuing his tool and die apprenticeship.

With 7 years of tool making experience and 5 years experience programming 5-axis CNC's, David's expertise has taken The ERC to a new level of efficiency. 

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Fritz Dowe
Journeyman Toolmaker

With over 30 years in the trade, building prototype tooling is a welcome change of pace for Fritz , as he enjoys the variety of projects that keep things exciting.

Outside of work, Fritz is a mustang enthusiast and looks forward to spending more of his free time partaking in car clubs. 

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Aaron Below
Journeyman Toolmaker

Aaron completed his apprenticeship while working at Supreme Tool and Die and Wirth Tool and Die before obtaining his Journeyman's card in 2018. 

In his free time, he enjoys woodworking as well as outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, biking and fly fishing. 

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Medical, Dental, 401K matching, vacation and holiday pay.