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Your Support Staff at ASEPCO

The ASEPCO team members below are the ones you most often get on the phone when you call. Each of them is backed by dozens more, in shops and offices around Silicon Valley. These “voices on the phone” are also supported by our three interlocking advisory groups: ASEPCO’s Industry Advisory Board, our Science Advisory Board, and our Founders’ Advisory Board. We are constantly getting input from them as well as you to guide our designs and service.

The most important member of our team isn’t even on this page! That person is YOU! Without you, we wouldn’t even be here.

We take our work very seriously… but we still take time to laugh and enjoy time with each other.

Steve Joy
Steve Joy, President and CEO

Steve joined ASEPCO as the CEO which is a great fit with his previous experience of founding and growing a business, Jensen Fitting, that culminated in a successful sale to Swagelok in 2000. Says Steve, “I am very excited to be part of a small company like ASEPCO, a company that has a great brand ~ a great reputation ~ and is very responsive to a changing market.”

Steve enjoys sailing and traveling, though he loves working so much he never feels like he needs a vacation!

Mark Embury
Mark Embury, Executive Vice-President

According to co-workers, Mark joined ASEPCO sometime during the last ice age. He is ultimately responsible for product features, delivery, and reliability. Mark also has a hand in marketing and contributes to the ASEPCO newsletter.

In his free time Mark enjoys being with friends, watches way too many movies, and usually has some project he’s tinkering with.

Joy Guise
Joy Guise, Accounting and Customer Service

Joy has been working with ASEPCO since 1992 as the ASEPCO Accounting, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable manager. She has a degree from San Jose State in Accounting.

Joy is proud to be a Mom and feels that having a family is the greatest gift. She enjoys cooking and shopping with her children, and she loves working at ASEPCO, which feels like home.

Barry Hoffman
Barry Hoffman, Customer Service

Barry joined ASEPCO in March 2000 after working 12 years for a medical company and 4 years in the United States Air Force. His background is in Administration, Sales and Purchasing. He is originally from the Philadelphia area and has lived in California since 1985 after an 18 month assignment in Japan in the USAF. Currently he is one half of the Sales/Customer Service team at ASEPCO.

In his free time, Barry enjoys lifting weights, still listens to music like he’s 17, and tends to always be reading a book.

Linda Landes
Linda Landes, Customer Service and Marketing

Linda has been with ASEPCO since 2013 and is a part of the sales and marketing team. She has been in sales and marketing for over 15 years.

Linda is a Bay Area native and speaks fluent German. She loves working at ASEPCO with her ASEPCO family!

She enjoys traveling, art, bike rides, and spending time with family and friends.

Jim Ricker
Jim Ricker, Quality Control Inspector

Jim has been in Quality Assurance for over 30 years. He joined ASEPCO in 2008. Jim studied Engineering at San Jose State.

He feels fortunate to have been asked to become an Asepcan. On his hours off, he enjoys duck hunting and fishing.

Arnold Brodskiy, Quality Control

Arnold is one of ASEPCO’s quality inspectors. He is originally from the Soviet Union where he attained his BA and Masters in Mechanical Engineering.

Arnold enjoys the classics, including books by Thomas Mann and Sir Walter Scott as well as classical music.

Yoram Rozy
Yoram Rozy, Engineering Manager

Prior to joining ASEPCO, Yoram was an engineering manager in medical device companies (Tyco healthcare, Atria Medical, Beta-O2, VersaMed) developing systems for pulmonary therapy and long term implants.

Before developing medical devices, he was a technical lead in several high tech companies, developing communication systems and currency authentication systems (Scepter Scientific, Blaze Networks).

Yoram graduated from Tel Aviv University (Mechanical Engineering, fluid and heat transfer) and New York Institute of Technology (MBA, International business).

He enjoys flying cross-country in gliders, skiing in Tahoe, and vegetable gardening.

Terry Flanders
Terry Flanders, Engineering

Terry is a Mechanical Designer and has been working with ASEPCO since 2001. His specialty is modeling feasibility. When a customer outlines their needs, Terry finds the most feasible and least costly way to meet those customer needs.

Besides bothering his co-workers, some of Terry’s recreational time includes the following: biking, hiking, gardening & BBQs in his yard, fishing, sports (Go 9ers), and restoring cars.

Ben Morgan
Ben Morgan, Engineering

Ben is responsible for mixer design, customization and R&D. He is involved in every part of mixer development and standardization. Ben also is a writer for the ASEPCO newsletter.

In his spare time, Ben enjoys reading books, learning new things, traveling, going to the gym, and spending time with family and friends.

Ava Hill
Ava Hill, CAD Drafter

Ava is a CAD drafter and PDM administrator for ASEPCO. She has been in CAD drafting and document control for about 20 years and is originally from Palo Alto.

Ava loves ocean fishing, cooking, and music.

Ben Herbert
Ben Herbert, Purchasing

Ben joined ASEPCO after moving to California from Virginia in 2011. He is responsible for buying and planning. He creates order schedules and makes sure things get to the customer on time.

He enjoys staying active through sports, especially basketball, and has really taken a liking to the California weather.

Randy Rivera
Randy Rivera, Shipping and Receiving

Randy is responsible for getting orders out on time. He manages shipping and receiving for ASEPCO. He is originally from Sunnyvale, CA.

He likes watching movies, cooking, almost any sport but especially basketball.

Sandy Saadi
Sandy Saadi, Buyer/Planner

Sandi has been a part of the ASEPCO team since 2012. She was hired as a buyer, and has expanded into other supply chain tasks, including final inspection.

She spends non-working hours hiking and cycling year round and skiing in the winter. Traveling, by any mode of transportation, is always top on her list of things to look forward to doing. Let’s not forget her passion for Belgian beers.