Val is the owner of Graphicast, Inc., a Jaffrey, NH based foundry and machine shop that provides precision-machined zinc alloy castings to a global base of industrial customers. During Val’s ownership, Graphicast has been an Inc 5000 company, a PM100 awardee, and for the past six years, one of the top ten small companies to work for in New Hampshire. In achieving this recognition, Graphicast has utilized Lean, Six Sigma, and Theory of Constraints to improve operations and employed social media platforms to enhance its market position.
Prior to his tenure at Graphicast, Val was president of TAFA Inc., a Concord, NH based manufacturer of thermal spray equipment and materials. Val’s previous experience includes program management positions at Air Products and Chemicals, plant engineer at New Jersey Zinc Company, and research engineer at Phelps Dodge. Val received his BS and MS degrees in Metallurgy from Lehigh University. He is a registered professional engineer and the holder of two US patents.