• 905 W Depot Avenue, Fairfield, IA 52556, USA

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Roger Vorhies | President / General Manager

Roger Vorhies has spent the past 30 years involved in the ownership of several companies that centered on industrial cleaning, coating, fabrication and construction services.  These business entities periodically, and even regularly, included this Foundry. With this knowledge, Roger plans to apply all of his business lessons of the past to ensure future success of Faircast, Inc.

As General Manager, Roger oversees the office managers and supervisors in the plant. His job is to build a team that practices cooperation, communication and adds balance towards the primary goals of the company. He steers the ship at the direction of our Board of Directors. Customers and employees need to know they can rely on prompt, practical and equitable decision making on the most important issues.

A successful business is always made up of a talented team pulling in the same direction that communicates a consistent message regardless of who they are talking with.

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Jim Steinbeck | Sales Manager

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Jennifer VanCamp | Scheduling Supervisor

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Jennifer Wilson | Production / Operations Manager

Jennifer Wilson has been in manufacturing business for 13 years, 10 of those being with the foundry. Working in almost every department of the foundry, Jennifer now leads the Foundry’s operations.

The goals she has set for her and her team are improving the customer experience with our loyal customers, and growing our business by bringing in new work that is a great fit for our foundry.

The knowledge that Jennifer has attained by working in several departments has made her extremely valuable to the Faircast organization. She believes that being a positive and honest leader for her team and giving them the tools to build lasting customer relations are both key ingredients to achieving industry excellence. While helping deliver quality castings, on time, for years to come is the recipe for success.

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Makenzie Zeitler | EHS/Human Resources Manager

Makenzie Zeitler is a southeast Iowa native who furthered her education at Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids Iowa. She received her Bachelors Degree in Business Management majoring in: Human Resources, Marketing and Management. She has been in the manufacturing business for over a year now in the Human Resource department while recently adding Environmental Health & Safety.

The benchmarks she has set for her and her co-workers is to provide not only a safe and enjoyable work environment for all employees but also focusing on teamwork, responsibility and loyalty. She believes part of being a good leader is being an effective communicator throughout the business and making a clear vision of what the company is trying to accomplish.

Makenzie believes that promoting Faircast’s core company values is the key to having a successful business that not only employees wish to work at but are proud of the work they produce.

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Thomas Spalla | Production / Operations Supervisor

Thomas started at the Foundry as a gangway laborer 21 years ago and has worked his way into the Operations Supervisor Position. Since that time, he has improved processes, reduced cost, and waste. In this position, he is able to foresee and plan out the best path to take to ensure productivity and quality of the product.

Currently, he is responsible for the direction of the plant operations, inventory and the ordering of refractories, scrap metals, alloys, and materials used during the production of castings. Tommy also oversees all melt operations, including the scheduling of all rebuilds and repairs.

Tommy knows a successful business has a clear plan of what is expected from its employees and managers while providing them with the tools they need to accomplish any task.

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Joe Holden | Maintenance Supervisor

Joe has worked almost 22 years at this facility. he spent his first 2 years in production, followed by 19 years in maintenance, 17 years as a lead man and currently as Supervisor. Joe has an Industrial Maintenance Degree but believes that his vast on-the-job experience is invaluable to continual growth and company improvement.

Joe oversees the maintenance department including not only immediate repairs but scheduling and follow-through on planned maintenance and repairs. He is involved with all mechanical aspects as well as purchasing and ordering of new parts and equipment. Joe is constantly looking for ways to improve our processes, increase efficiency and cut costs and waste.

Joe feels that a successful business is one which is constantly challenging its employees to provide a high quality product that is delivered on time and the support that is needed to get the job done.

OFFICE TEAM

Caitlyn Millard | Sales & Marketing Coordinator

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Kennie Haynes | AR / AP Assistant

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Maria Hamm | Order Entry

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Brennan Casler | Systems Analyst

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john Anderson | Quality Supervisor

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Billy Rhodes | Manual Mold / Core Room Supervisor

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Mickey Kerr | Tooling Engineer

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Tony Huffman | Costing Engineer

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Rose Buford | Purchasing / EHS

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Jason Crandall | IT Professional

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Aaron Dye | Disa/Millroom Supervisor

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