Meet Our Leadership Team


Monthly Featured Employee

Frank Irwin

Name: Frank Irwin

Title: Production Foreman

Department: Production

Month/year joined Bender: February 2002

Before Bender I worked at another company as a machine operator where I ran an extruder that made plastic pellets for various manufacturing companies. Some of my other duties were to clean the extruder between each order so there was no contamination and package the material.

Currently at Bender I oversee all shop operations and enforce processes and provide training to production employees, giving guidance when necessary. I manage the production schedule and plan production employees for tasks to ensure a timely and high-quality completion. I also track and report individual production employees’ performance and enter production order confirmations into SAP, support continuous improvement in the shop, verify all products that go through production prior to shipping, and maintain shop housekeeping (6S).

I enjoy working at Bender because it has a small family business feel where everyone makes you feel like family, not just a co-worker.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my wife and two daughters in the mountains or outdoors, making custom fishing rods, and wood working.

Leadership Team

Steve Mason

Steve Mason

CEO Bender Inc / VP Americas Bender GmbH & Co. KG

John Kenitz

John Kenitz

Head of Finance  

 

David Knecht

David Knecht

Head of Medical Sales  

 

Ajay Pathak

Ajay Pathak

Head of Industrial Sales

Torsten Gruhn

Torsten Gruhn

Head of EV Sales

Jeff Glenney

Jeff Glenney

Head of HRG Sales

Hannah Medvic

Hannah Medvic

Marketing Team Lead

Jon Leopold

Jon Leopold

Quality Manager

Matt Rapp

Matt Rapp

Head of Operations

Andy Johnson

Andy Johnson

Product Design & Compliance Lead