1110 Maple Street
Post Office Box 300
Elma, New York 14059

Management Team

Kenneth D. Trbovich

Chairman, CEO, and President

Kenneth D. Trbovich is the Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Servotronics, Inc. and President and CEO of the Company’s subsidiary, The Ontario Knife Company (OKC). Mr. Trbovich was appointed Chairman and CEO in 2017, having previously served as President and director of the Company since 2012. 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.


James Takacs

Chief Operating Officer

James Takacs is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Servotronics, Inc., serving in that capacity since 2018. A lifelong Company employee, Mr. Takacs joined Servotronics, Inc. in 1987 and held positions of increasing responsibility including Director of Operations, Vice President of Operations, and Senior Vice President of Operations. As COO, he is responsible for providing executing leadership for 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.