President Berl Stein has been involved in plating technology since 1977, and in precision electroforming since 1989. A Chemical Engineer by education, Berl is always ready to share his expertise - he has to his name a few patents and numerous technical papers. Berl often presents talks at conferences and training seminars.
In his free time, Berl plays table tennis, rides scooters and snaps digital pictures.Email Berl 585-454-5530 ext. 202
Vice-President, Business Development Joe Jachlewski has a Bachelor's Degree in Physics from SUNY Fredonia and a Master of Engineering-Mechanical with concentration in Technology Management from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He came to NiCoForm in June of 2005. Initially responsible for the design and production of catheter tip forming dies, microfluidic and complex 3-D electroforms, Joe has since become involved in every product line, and development efforts for new products and applications. In his free time, Joe plays volleyball and golf, enjoys fishing, and occasionally dazzles us with his culinary exploits. Email Joe 585-454-5530 ext. 206
Director of Engineering With a Mechanical Engineering degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology and 15 years of hands-on tool and die making experience, Richard Kraynik leads NiCoForm's bellows and cold shields design and electroforming efforts. When not at work, Richard spends time with his wife and their young daughter, plays volleyball and enjoys golf.Email Richard 585-454-5530 ext. 203
Mechanical Engineer & Electroforming Department Leader John Contino holds degrees in physics, engineering, and education, and has 5+ years of electroforming experience. He brings a variety of skills to the team, providing engineering support for electroforming and electrojoining of bellows, does design work, manages the electroforming group and leads the nickel phosphorous project. When not playing music with friends, John is spending time with his wife and three children.Email John 585-454-5530 ext. 207
Office Manager Relying on her degrees in Accounting, Business Management and Economics, as well as extensive practical experience, Diane Cotton has been keeping our accounting, personnel and general office files and operations in perfect order since 2004. Diane spends her free time with family and friends. She volunteers for her favorite charity which supports families in crisis, and is an active member of her church.Email Diane 585-454-5530 ext. 201
Junior Project Engineer Alex Sweetland, the newest member of our engineering team, graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Binghamton University in 2019. He is currently involved with the design and production of Catheter tip forming dies. Outside of work, Alex enjoys playing guitar, skiing, and photography.Email Alex 585-454-5530 ext. 211