David Beddome | CEO
David Beddome is the CEO of STS Metals. Mr. Beddome joined the company in February of 2023 bringing 18 years of managerial leadership experience in the Aerospace industry and prior Automotive industry experience. Mr. Beddome brings a background of creating top performing teams that provided the customers with the highest level of customer service, and industry leading quality and delivery. His priorities are creating a customer focused culture that demonstrates the highest levels of operational performance, and creates an environment where great employees love to work.
He holds a Bachelor of Science and Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Joe Kerkhove | Chief Commercial Officer
Joe Kerkhove is the Chief Commercial Officer of STS Metals. Mr. Kerkhove began his career with the Company in 2021, bringing over 26 years of experience in the aerospace, defense and automotive industries. Prior to joining STS Metals, Mr. Kerkhove worked at Alcoa/Arconic and TPI Composites in both Commercial and General Manager leadership. Joe brings a proven record of profitable business growth, customer collaboration and employee development.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from Purdue University.
Benjamin S. Needleman | CFO
Benjamin S. Needleman is the CFO of STS Metals. Mr. Needleman began his career with the Company in May 2023. Prior to joining STS Metals, Ben was Group Controller for the west coast fastener locations of Precision Castparts Corporation (PCC) and Global Controller of Permaswage SAS, overseeing multiple acquisitions and participating in the successful sale of Permaswage to PCC. He previously worked for Aetna US Healthcare and Topcon. Mr. Needleman has a proven record of GAAP and company policy compliance, timely and accurate financial reporting & forecasting, business acquisition/sale, and working with various levels of management on achieving and exceeding budgeted goals.
Ben has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Arizona State University and holds an inactive CPA license from the State of Pennsylvania.
Kevin Hendrick | GM Sierra Alloys
Kevin Hendrick is the General Manager of Sierra Alloys. Mr. Hendrick began his career with the Company in December 2014, bringing over 20 years of Operational Leadership in the Aerospace Industry. Prior to joining Sierra Alloys, Mr. Hendrick spent just over 20 years working at Carlton Forge Works, a global leader in the production of seamless rolled rings for jet engines. During his nearly 30-year career in Aerospace Manufacturing, Mr. Hendrick has a proven track record of driving Operational Improvements and building Strategic Alliances with Customers and Suppliers that deliver customer and shareholder value.
Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southern California.
Bill Grobe | GM TSI
Bill Grobe is the General Manager of TSI Titanium. Mr. Grobe began his career at TSI as an engineer in 1998. Bill has an extensive knowledge of titanium manufacturing operations with a tenure that has spanned from the factory floor to his current leadership role. Honoring TSI’s founding values, Mr. Grobe leads with a core focus on both industry leading customer service and product quality.
Bill holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Business with a concentration in Business Analytics from Ohio University.
Rick Kale, Jr. | GM Sierra Sheet & Plate
Rick Kale Jr is the General Manager of Sierra Sheet & Plate. Mr. Kale began his career with the company in 2021, bringing nearly 20 years of progressive cross functional roles in the titanium and aerospace industry. Prior to joining STS Metals, Mr. Kale spent 15 years in commercial and supply chain roles for Howmet, formerly RTI International Metals. Mr. Kale has additional experience with Meggitt Wheel & Brake as a Program Manager supporting Defense & Space Programs. Acknowledged for quickly adapting to unique challenges, Rick has created and implemented effective business strategies improving customer service, production performance, and revenue while promoting a team environment.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications – Public Relations from California State University, Fullerton.
Lincoln Grambo | GM Brown-Pacific
Lincoln Grambo is the General Manager of Brown Pacific. Mr. Grambo began his career with the Company in 2023, bringing 10 years of aerospace manufacturing leadership and 10 years of logistics leadership experience. Prior to joining Brown-Pacific, Mr. Grambo worked as the Director of Operations at Shultz Steel, a PCC company. He also held leadership roles with CAM Fasteners, Transdigm, UTC Aerospace Systems, and UPS. Lincoln brings a record of identifying and implementing operational improvements while improving customer relationships and creating a team environment.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management degree from California State University, Fullerton and a Master of Business Administration degree from Saint Mary’s College of California.