1110 Maple Street
Post Office Box 300
Elma, New York 14059
716-655-5990

Management Team

Dr. Nicholas D. Trbovich, Sr.

Founder, Chairman, and CEO

Dr. Nicholas D. Trbovich has served as a Director since 1959. As a Founder of the Company, substantial shareholder and as the Company’s past President and current CEO, he has managed personally and through delegation the research, development, engineering, manufacturing and administration of the Company as the Company grew and its goals were achieved over the years. He has guided the Company in its transition from being primarily an engineering entity to a Company with expanded manufacturing and new product capabilities. He has been instrumental and successful in obtaining the appropriate corporate financing from banking institutions and the public sale of common shares to meet the Company’s increased requirements to support new product design, development and enhanced manufacturing capabilities. The Company’s designed and developed products fill key roles in many of the world’s well-known aerospace programs such as the Boeing 700 and Airbus 300 Series of commercial jets, the F-135, F-18, F-16, F-15 and various other jet fighters, jet transports, helicopters, bombers and the Hubbell Space Telescope. Dr. Trbovich’s past and/or current business Directorships include manufacturing companies, banking institutions, professional and other enterprises. An elected Member of the Niagara Frontier Aviation and Space Hall of Fame, he is a holder of patents, recipient of Awards (i.e. Entrepreneur of the Year and other business and/or technical awards), a member of professional associations, a published author and has lectured at various prestigious universities. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Rochester where he earned two Doctorates and an MBA. He has also been awarded Honorary Doctorates from three other colleges. He has held various leadership positions including Chairman of the Board of Trustees for two colleges and past Vice Chairman of the Board for a third college.

 

Kenneth D. Trbovich

President

Kenneth D. Trbovich has been President of the Company and a Director since 2012. Mr. Trbovich is also President and CEO of the Company’s subsidiary, The Ontario Knife Company (OKC). Mr. Trbovich initially joined the Company in 1993 and held positions of increasing responsibilities that led to his current roles. He is listed as co-inventor on multiple patents or patents-pending owned by the Company and has extensive project management and business development experience, coordinating Company business in the United States, Taiwan, Singapore, Australia, Germany, England, and other locations around the world. In addition to his positions within the Company, Mr. Trbovich represents OKC on the Board of Regents of the American Knife and Tool Institute, serves on the Board of Trustees for Medaille College, and is a trustee for a private charitable foundation. Mr. Trbovich is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and he also maintains Company relationships with industry associations including the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, the National Association of Manufacturers, and the Aerospace Industry Association. He holds undergraduate degrees from Medaille College and Skidmore College in addition to certificates from the State University of New York at Buffalo’s School of Management and the University of Rochester’s Simon School of Business.

 

Lisa F. Bencel

Chief Financial Officer

Lisa F. Bencel, is the Chief Financial Officer of Servotronics, Inc., having joined the Company in early 2017. In her role, Ms. Bencel is responsible for managing all finance, accounting, and treasury functions. Prior to joining Servotronics, Inc., she held managerial and executive leadership roles with increasing responsibilities including Controller, Vice President of Finance, and Treasurer positions in the defense, communications, and technology industries. Ms. Bencel’s extensive experience includes tenures at General Electric’s Aerospace Group, Ericsson’s Private Radio Systems Division, and Raytheon’s Technical Services Business Segment. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Seton Hall University, a Master of Business Administration from Duke University, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

 

Salvatore San Filippo

Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales

Salvatore San Filippo is the SVP of Marketing and Sales for Servotronics, Inc., serving in that capacity since 2010. Mr. San Filippo joined the Company in 2002 and previously held the positions of Director of Marketing and Vice President of Marketing and Sales. In his role, Mr. San Filippo is responsible for managing all marketing, sales, customer service, and new business development functions. Prior to joining Servotronics, Inc., he held various engineering and business development positions including Director of Marketing and Sales at Woodward HSC Controls, Inc. Mr. San Filippo holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo where he was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Society.

 

James Takacs

Senior Vice President of Operations

James Takacs is the Senior Vice President of Operations for Servotronics, Inc., serving in that capacity since 2016. A lifelong Company employee, Mr. Takacs joined Servotronics, Inc. in 1987 and held positions of increasing responsibility including Director of Operations and Vice President of Operations. As Senior Vice President of Operations, he is responsible for managing the physical plant and the engineering, production, and operational groups. Mr. Takacs holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo.