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Wayne Close, Vice President Business Development

Wayne joined Hastings Machine at the beginning of 2003; starting as the Manager of New Business Development, to become the Vice President of Business Development and a member of the Board of Directors.  Prior to Hastings, Wayne was the Quality Assurance Manager, then National Sales & Marketing Manager for a medium sized Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings manufacturer.  Prior to his PEMB roles; Wayne spent 20+ years in Class II Medical Devices in various growth roles; including Engineering/Technical design, Quality Assurance & Regulatory affairs, Certified as an  ISO-9000 Lead Auditor, Internal & 3rd Party Quality Systems Auditor.  He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing and Human Resources Management from Seton Hill University.

Phone: 814-247-6562 x#133  Cell: 814-659-5160


Tom Smychynsky, Director Manufacturing Engineering

Tom’s career path with Hastings Machine began in 1981 as a Machine Operator; he advanced through Shift Leader, Maintenance Manager, and Production Manager, to become HMC’s Director of Manufacturing Engineering. He is an NTMA Journeyman Machinist and Tool & Die maker.


Kevin Cunningham, Production Manager

Kevin’s broad range of experience began in 1981 as a Machine Operator with Hastings Machine; he advanced through Set-up, Maintenance, Quality Control, and Tool Sharpening responsibilities, to Shift Leader, Forklift Operator Trainer, and Shipping & Receiving Supervisor, to become HMC’s Production Manager.

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