A Group of Dedicated Machining Experts

From the very beginning, Leese & Co., Inc. has been grounded in family values. Our Leadership Team is here for you, and you can count on them to provide the best CNC machining solutions for your business’ needs.

Meet the Team

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Christian G. Klanica

President

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In November of 2009, Christian G. Klanica, purchased the business and became the new owner of Leese & Co., Inc. Chris holds a Masters in Business from Duquesne University and brings over thirty years of manufacturing experience to the management team. Chris worked in the specialty steel industry for many years holding various management positions.

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William Higginbotham

General Manager - Operations

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Bill certainly brings a wide array of skills to the Leese management team. His previous experience started with the Marine Corps and expanded to include many management roles in various manufacturing industries and markets. Bill is a strong leader with an acute sense of quality that knows how to complete the mission.

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James Martz

General Manager - Sales

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Jim has been with Leese & Co., Inc. for over 27 years. His extensive experience in machining, sales, and manufacturing overall has crossed many industries. Jim’s career began as a machinist and progressed through to various sales and estimating positions throughout the years. Jim’s knowledge and understanding of such a vast array of machined products serves the Leese management team very well.

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Dave Katz

Sales Manager

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Dave joined the Leese management team in the fall of 2018 bringing over 28 years of sales experience. He previously worked for many years as the Vice President – Sales for J. R. Kukurin & Associates, specializing in industrial products and various manufacturing supplies. Dave’s broad knowledge has earned him the role of purchasing all internal supplies as well as sales. His efforts have translated into productivity gains, reduced manufacturing costs, and increased sales.

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Andrew Katz

Purchasing Manager

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Andrew graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 2015 from Saint Vincent College located in Latrobe, PA. Following college, he worked for J. R. Kukurin & Associates as a customer service and sales representative. During the fall of 2018, Andrew took over all raw material purchasing activities, management of IT systems, and also is actively involved with our marketing and sales efforts.

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Mathew Resnick

Quality Manager

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Mat brings a very diverse background to the Leese team. Previously working for Alcoa, he held various roles in both the production and quality departments. Mat’s formal training includes both machining and CNC programming. His specialized communication skills certainly set Mat apart as he can interact and support customers, vendors, and auditors with confidence and legendary patience.

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