Geoffrey L. Stone is the founder, owner and Chief Executive Officer of MetalForming, Inc. He has been involved in the sales and marketing of capital goods for more than 40 years. With the goal of bringing the world’s best computer numerical control (CNC) metal folding equipment to North American customers, Stone first started Integrated Fabrication Technologies, Inc. He later founded MetalForming Inc. in 1997. During the course of MetalForming’s growth, more than 7,000 high tech sheet metal machine tools have been installed throughout the United States and Canada, and MetalForming’s line of products to support the metal fabricating industry has grown to include folding, shearing, coil processing, portable roll-forming, factory-based roll forming, recoiling and curving machinery. Stone has been responsible for the introduction of more than 80 new products to the North American market and holds three patents for machine and software development.
David Prokop is the Executive Vice President for MetalForming, Inc.’s, Hardware and Business Services. Mr. Prokop has been with MFI since 2014 and has more than 26 years of experience as a sales, marketing and operations executive in the sheet metal machine industry. Mr. Prokop has worked in the machine tool and metal fabrication industry since 1986, when he began his career as a high-precision sheet metal service technician shortly after getting his bachelor’s degree from the College of Industrial Technologies and Engineering at Southern Illinois University. Regarded as one of the single best machine tool salesmen in North America, he has an enormous amount of expertise to serve the valued MFI customer.
Allen Chapman is the Chief Financial Officer at Metalforming, Inc. Mr. Chapman has been with MetalForming, Inc. as CFO since 2001. He has over 25 years of financial management experience with U. S. and foreign-owned machinery distributors, ranging from launching a startup to service with established companies. Before moving to the machinery distribution industry, Mr. Chapman worked in manufacturing with iron foundry and lead manufacturing companies. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Troy University and is a Certified Managerial Accountant.
Abigail Stone is the Vice President of Customer Relations at MetalForming, Inc. and loves helping people thrive in their work, building strong teams, and creating new avenues for team members to best serve our customers. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in environmental economics and management and Spanish and earned an MBA with concentration in human resources from European University Barcelona. She has spent the majority of her career in the Human Resources field gaining experience in areas such as recruiting, building employment brands, and strategic development. While Customer Relations is her primary job function by day, Abby also enjoys hiking in the national parks with her husband and dog and discovering new podcasts.
Art Vlastnik is the Vice President of Sales for MetalForming, Inc. Mr. Vlastnik has nearly 40 years of experience in the construction machinery business with a concentration in the HVAC, metal buildings, metal components manufacturing, and roofing markets. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Notre Dame and has been guiding sales operations at MetalForming since 2002. He is known throughout the architectural industry for his in-depth knowledge and expertise of metal folding technology.
David M. Loomis is MetalForming, Inc.’s new Regional Sales Manager for the south central and southeastern United States. Mr. Loomis brings to MFI more than 30 years of sales and management experience in the metal fabrication industry. He has worked for a number of international machine tool manufacturers, including AMADA AMERICA, Inc., where he was division sales manager for 14 southern states and parts of the Caribbean. He comes to MFI from WilaUSA, a Dutch manufacturer of ultra-high precision press brake tooling and clamping systems. There, he was business development manager over a territory very similar to the region he manages for MetalForming.
Chad Rowe is the Sales Engineer for MetalForming, Inc. He began his career in the U.S. Navy Nuclear Submarine Service. After completing nine years in the Navy, Mr. Rowe joined MFI in 1999 as a member of the precision service team where he provided world-class technical service to customers. During his tenure, he managed parts, inventory, and the inside technical service team. Mr. Rowe has been a member of the sales department since 2011 utilizing his full technical knowledge of MetalForming equipment and understanding of customer needs to help customers achieve their goals.
David Hamby is the Director of Technical Services at MetalForming, Inc. and is responsible for providing top-rate customer service and support to clients throughout North America. Mr. Hamby joined the MetalForming team in 2015 after spending 12 years with Sanderson Industries where he served in roles ranging from maintenance technician to plant manager. Prior to Sanderson, he worked in several customer service capacities for Delta Air Lines. Mr. Hamby earned a degree in Management from Clayton State University. He brings extensive experience in both precision metal plant operations and customer service to provide industry-leading customer service to MetalForming, Inc.’s highly-valued customers.
Martin König is the Director of Operations at MetalForming, Inc. and joined the company in 2018 to oversee the supply chain, logistics, purchasing, parts management and warehousing. Mr. König brings 18 years of experience managing large distribution centers and supply chains mainly in the automotive industry in Europe, Canada and the US. After earning his bachelor’s degree in business and administration, he managed the European distribution center for a major European car manufacturer in Frankfurt, Germany for over 10 years. He relocated to the United States in 2012 to manage the North American operations. Mr. König provides world-class service and logistics support to our customers in North America.