Thought leaders, innovative engineers, additive manufacturing experts — the layers of our management team keep adding up. And like the layers of additive manufacturing itself, the whole is greater because of the fusion of its parts.
Ken Bertrand, General Manager
Ken joined the CalRAM leadership team after a successful tenure as General Manager at our Midstate Machine facility in Cincinnati. He has over 30 years of experience with OEM and Tier 1 manufacturers of aircraft engine, industrial gas turbine engines, off highway and automotive vehicles. During the course of his career he has managed multiple site business units with cross functional manufacturing, rebuilt organizational structure and developed improvement processes to enable continual business success. He has an in depth knowledge of lean manufacturing resulting in a consistent track record of improving operational results, Ken’s process background in manufacturing, engineering, and customer advocacy will be a valuable asset to the CalRAM business.
Edward Bauer, Financial Controller
Ed joined the CalRAM leadership team in June 2016. His focus has been on implementing process improvements in the accounting and finance group to drive financial close efficiency, develop key analyses, and support operational decisions. He has over 10 years’ experience in manufacturing accounting with extensive experience in Aerospace and Defense. Prior to joining CalRAM, Ed was the US Agency Controller at WME and Controller at Dukes Aerospace (an operating unit of TransDigm, Inc.). Ed is an active CPA with a CGMA designation. He received his MBA from the Boler School of Business at John Carroll University. Ed also graduated Summa Cum Laude from John Carroll University with a BA in Accounting.
Kenneth Davis, Director of Additive Technology
Ken joined the CalRAM leadership team in March of 2015, bringing 30 years of industrial experience in the design, development and production of aerospace and defense products through innovative materials and processes. He has an extensive background in powder metallurgy and PM based metal matrix composites and has brought many aerostruture products to market, especially in the area of aging aircraft retrofits. His expertise includes materials testing and analysis, nondestructive inspection, conventional metalworking (extrusion, rolling, forging and casting), machining, welding and plating. He has been a researcher and program manager on numerous DoD SBIR, ManTech, RIF and Title III contracts, with the successful commercialization of several new applications. Ken is a co-author on many papers in the fields of powder metallurgy and powder bed fusion and is a highly active member of the materials engineering community with local and national service to The Society of Manufacturing Engineers, ASM International, The International Metallographic Society, The Heat Treat Society, The Engineers Council and MIL-HDBK-17.