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Standex ETG

Our Story

Standex Engineering Technologies Group leverages best-in-class metal forming technologies, vertically integrated operations and deep industry experience to design and manufacture cost-effective solutions for customers on their advanced designs in the aviation, space, defense, energy and medical markets.

Our team establishes close and collaborative relationships with customers that enable us to achieve reduced cost and complexity across an unmatched range of formed sizes, shapes and alloys, using conventional and innovative methods across a range of specialty equipment.

Metal Forming

Our broad portfolio of metal forming technologies is designed to tackle the most complex challenges faced by our customers. We work on the largest thicknesses and diameters in the industry across the broadest selection of alloys, utilizing CNC assets that offer teach & play capability for maximum consistency in reaching near-net form. Industry-leading forming assets combined with vertically integrated operations enable us to be a turnkey solutions provider to our customer base.

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Manufacturing Facilities

The Group consists of five Spincraft plants within the US and UK. Each provides global manufacturing solutions through collaborative engineering efforts and process knowledge sharing across our business.

ETG precision net and near-net forming technologies are further enhanced by vertically integrated manufacturing processes. Our state-of-the-art facilities house world-class supporting processes including heat treatment, machining, welding, EDM, inspection, fabrication & assembly and more.

Dynamic & Responsive Customer Partnerships

Nothing is more critical than developing and maintaining strong and lasting partnerships with our customers. We rely on decades of industry experience to collaborate with our customers to identify cost savings, complexity reductions and performance improvements within their designs. Our production operations then leverage operational excellence to provide the highest-quality product and optimize processes for regular cost-downs to be shared.

Quality & Approvals

Our aerospace and defense customers require the highest level of commitment to quality along every step of the manufacturing process. We dedicate ourselves to 100% assurance of the solutions we provide; that promise has been proven with all critical industry certifications and customer accreditations.

Leadership

Len Paolillo

Len Paolillo

President

Len Paolillo has been the President of the Standex’s Engineering Technologies Group since January 2010. Prior to assuming his current role, Len held various roles of increasing responsibility including Vice President of Finance and Vice President of Operations and Business Planning. He has played a critical role in leading the group’s expansion into new markets, geographies and solutions through his industry knowledge and relationships combined with a deep knowledge of the business’s core capabilities.

Mike Bates

VP OF SALES

Mike Bates is the Vice President of Sales for Standex ETG and has been a member of the ETG team since 2017. He has been instrumental in advancing ETG account and solution expansion via customer intimacy and cross-team collaboration, leveraging his prior commercial, operations and engineering roles for companies producing manufactured products in the aerospace, medical, construction & agriculture and automotive industries.

Dr. Geoff Gatton

VP of Engineering & CTO

Dr. Geoff Gatton joined Standex ETG in 2020 bringing over 45 years of manufacturing knowledge and engineering from Rolls-Royce Aero Division and other aerospace, auto and manufacturing companies. As a leader of the Research and Development, Advanced Technology and Engineering functions, Geoff leads vital initiatives into new technology advancement, solutions optimization and new product introduction.

Sean Valashinas

VP of Finance

Sean Valashinas has been with Standex since 2007. In addition to his ETG leadership role, Sean also serves as Chief Accounting Officer for Standex. He has a broad-based financial skillset having led and been a key contributor in the areas of financial reporting, treasury, FP&A, M&A integration, IT systems implementations, manufacturing operations and accounting, along with internal and external audit. Sean is an active CPA, licensed by the State of Pennsylvania.

Kenneth Hedlund

Director of Quality

Ken Hedlund leads the quality function across ETG, having prior been Quality Manager for Spincraft MA and later Director of Quality for Standex ETG North America. In his current role: Ken is responsible for directing all quality management activities of Standex ETG including the development of strategic plans and policies for improved quality and working with top management to ensure the organization meets customers’ requirements through robust internal systems while maintaining all appropriate certifications and approvals to support the markets served.

Rob Gallagher

Senior Director of Strategy & Growth

Rob Gallagher joined ETG in 2017 where he leads the development and execution of organic & inorganic growth strategies, strategic projects and marketing initiatives across the division. Rob also works with Standex International’s Strategy & Business Development team on corporate-wide strategic projects and M&A efforts. Before joining ETG, Rob was a management consultant at Bain & Company.

Ricky Forsyth

Director of Human Resources

Ricky Forsyth: Director of Human Resources for Standex ETG. Ricky has been a key member of Spincraft ETG for nearly twenty years. Since 2019 Ricky has led the HR function for the group while working closely within the leadership team on corporate and company-wide strategic projects.