Management Team
The Management Team
Back Row: Roman Kramarz, Jack Brewer, Jim Crook, Evelio Almanza
Front Row: Eric Siegal, Renee Adam, Julio Gesklin
At CCM we are led by some of the most trusted names in the business. We are owned, run and managed by professionals with decades of engineering and manufacturing experience. As a result we have become the supplier of choice for discerning companies in some of the most demanding industries.

Julio Gesklin, President and CEO

Julio is a tooling mechanical engineer with more than 30 years of experience who is recognized as one of the best in the industry.

Julio worked his way up from a full time tool and die apprentice in Argentina, through journeyman and ultimately to Chief Tool Engineer at P. K. tool Manufacturing Company in Chicago in 1974. In 1978 Julio started his own company and through several mergers and acquisitions evolved as Chief Operating Officer of Craftsman Custom Metals from 1990 to 1996, growing the company from $8MM to $30MM. In 1997 Flex Tek Components, Inc. purchased Craftsman and hired Julio as Executive Vice President of Engineering and Technology. In 2001 Julio purchased the assets of Craftsman back from Flex Tek and resumed operations as President and CEO. Julio has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from University of Buenos Aires in Argentina.

James Crook, CFO

James has been with CCM since July of 2003 and oversees our Accounting/Finance, Purchasing, Human Resources, Maintenance and MIS departments.

After receiving his BA in Accounting from Governors State University in 1989, Jim quickly landed a position as cost accountant for a sheet metal fabricator. By 1996 he was the Financial Manager of that same company. Also a CPA, Jim has over 15 years experience in accounting and financial management ---specifically with MRP inventory control and manufacturing systems.

Eric Siegal, Vice President of Sales

Eric has over 15 years experience in sales and sales management in the sheet metal stamping and fabrication industry. Eric has been with CCM since 2007. His deep understanding of his customers markets and needs yielded strong, long lasting relationships with his clients.

Eric attended Columbia College where he studied Product Design. His business background has been selling to the Medical Diagnostic and Instrument industries, as well as, Telecommunication, Defense, Appliance, Gaming and Recreational Industries. Eric also has extensive experience selling as a tier 2 supplier to the Automotive Industry.

Jack Brewer, Quality Manager

Jack brings with him 20 years of progressively responsible metal manufacturing Quality experience in a variety of industries. His career has centered on fabricated metal, machining, stamping, injection mold and electronic assemblies with quality certifications including CQT, CQA and Six Sigma.

Jack’s experience also encompasses the QS9000, ISO9001 and TS16949 quality systems and is charged with completion of CCM’s ISO-13485 certification for the design and manufacture of medical devices by the end of 2012.

Evelio Almanza, Director of Cell Operations

Evelio has been with CCM for over 11 years after joining the company in 1997 and has a total of over 20 years of manufacturing and management experience.

Working in the cellular environment for over 10 years, Evelio has been certified in JIT, Kan Ban and Lean Manufacturing concepts. Evelio has succeeded in developing a workmanship certification program for the direct labor team to establish standards relating to organizational performance metrics.

Evelio strives to develop strong, direct relationships with his customers in an effort to provide the level of service and responsiveness that enables them to meet the needs of their organization.

Originally from Central Mexico, Evelio came to Chicago with his family in 1980 and attended college here in Chicago.

Renée Adam, Purchasing Manager

American Purchasing Society Professional Purchasing Renée joined the CCM team in 2002. She worked in Accounting, Quality and Purchasing departments which led her to become the company’s Purchasing Manager in 2007. While working at CCM, Renée earned her BA in Business Management from Roosevelt University in 2007. Renée is also a member of the American Purchasing Society (APS). Through APS she has been recognized as a Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP) and a Certified Professional Purchasing Manager (CPPM). Renée’s next goal is becoming a Certified Green Purchasing Professional (CGPP).

Roman Kramarz, Engineering Manager

Roman Kramarz is a seasoned veteran of the sheet metal stamping and fabrication industry and joined CCM in 2008. Regularly working with cross-functional teams; he is able to balance a high work load and strives for superior measurable results even when faced with adversity. Roman has a thorough command of engineering skills including multiple CAD programs, as well as significant product development.

Roman possesses a (BSIE), and attended both Northern Illinois University (NIU) and Saint Mary’ University (SMU).