The Management Team
Gary Winch Chief Operating Officer
Gary Winch is one of the founding owners of Select Fabricators, Inc. Gary has over 30 years experience in manufacturing operations to include: RF shielding, contract assembly and packaging, medical device assembly and packaging, cleanroom operations, precision cleaning, military packaging and covers for the Aerospace industry which enables him to create innovative solutions for extremely challenging projects. He is also well versed in ISO standards and cGMP regulations and is a big proponent of Lean Manufacturing. A hands-on manager, Gary can often be found on the floor, helping to move projects forward. As a former Fire Chief, Gary knows how to handle both everyday and emergency situations.
David Yearsley President
David Yearsley is one of the founding owners of Select Fabricators, Inc. In addition to be the President of SELECT, David is also the owner and president of Ensure-A-Seal, Inc. creating casket protection systems for mausoleums. EAS Casket Protectors are made under contract at Select Fabricators. David is named on two U.S. Patents and two Canadian Patents for Casket Protector & Casket Enclosure. David has served as Secretary/Treasurer of the International Memorialization Supply Association/ 2000-2009. David is the author of published articles in several Memorialization trade magazines and speaks at numerous regional and state conferences on Mausoleum-Related Concerns.
Sandy Winch Office Manager
Sandy Winch works to make sure everything needed is there when it should be which she stressed as part of her production manager background. She handles Human Resource activity along with performing Accounting functions. She monitors Inventory, Billing, Accounts Payable and Receivable for cost-efficiencies to keep overhead to a minimum and prices low. Sandy makes sure the way is clear for successful project completion by checking credit, filling out necessary paperwork and monitoring performance. Sandy loves flowers and tries to bring the outdoors in her office.
Dan Ramich Vice President
Dan is Vice President: RF/EMI Shielding Solutions and Advanced Products. Dan works with engineering teams to develop customized solutions for effective efficient RF/EMI Shielding to facilitate Product Testing, Stealth and Security, Forensics and specialized applications.
Dan will leverage Select Fabricator’s lightweight conductive materials and engineering expertise to provide portable, collapsible, reusable shielding and will collaborate with Select Fabricators’ Strategic Partners to deliver comprehensive solutions to address client’s unique RF/EMI shielding needs.
Dan also works with engineering teams from aerospace and other technical industries to develop highly engineered solutions fabricated from film, laminates, fabrics and advanced materials.
Dan has an extensive background in RF Shielding, Contamination Control, Packaging, and Printing. He has successfully helped clients in the Military, Government, Aerospace, Manufacturing and Services industries for over 20 years. He has a US Navy medal for Expert Pistol Shot. He enjoys playing golf, basketball, and lacrosse but especially watching or coaching his two boys’ teams.
Brian Smith Director-Product Development
Brian is Director of Product Development: RF / EMI Shielding Solutions and Advanced Products
Brian utilizes his expertise in project management and engineering to design and develop customized solutions for our clients. He specializes in effective and efficient RF/EMI shielding solutions including Product Testing, Stealth and Security, Forensics, and custom applications.
Brian will collaborate with Strategic Partners and leverage Select Fabricators lightweight conductive materials to deliver engineered solutions that meet the client’s unique RF/EMI shielding application. Working with Select’s Quality Team, he will make sure that each shielding solution meets the customers requirement from initial assessment to final production.
Brian also specializes in projects including highly engineered solutions fabricated using films, laminates, fabrics, and advanced materials. Engineering teams from Aerospace, Defense, and other technical industries rely on his expertise in material assembly engineering and compliance with industry standards to develop and manufacture sewn or sealed solutions.
Brian has worked in the RF/EMI shielding industry for over 15 years and has championed a wide variety of product lines for a multitude of industries. He has applied for two patents while working at Select Fabricators, Inc. He enjoys living in the heart of the Finger Lakes region and spends most of his time in the summer boating on Keuka Lake with his friends and family or golfing, camping and enjoying the outdoors.
Kristin Lupien Production and Sales Support Manager
Kristin Lupien’s background in medical assembly and packaging industries as well as RF /EMI production has made her an integral member of the team. Her experience in product quotation, all phases of production planning, expediting, customer service and purchasing activities has allowed her to take on an ever-expanding role at Select Fabricators. Kristin and her son both have a black belt in Kuk Sool Won™ martial arts so we’re all REALLY nice to her.
Kelvin Wildman Product Development Consulting Engineer
As a product design engineer, Kelvin has helped develop inventive and innovative consumer and industrial products. The holder of a number of patents, he excels at incorporating the marketing and “voice of” the customer requirements into creating new products or product modifications. Especially enjoys working with Marketing, R&D, Industrial Designers, Manufacturing, Quality, Vendors and Consultants to bring a product from incubation to the market place. When not attending his daughter’s music or sporting events he can be found running, bicycling, hiking, backpacking or working on a classic car or motorcycle.