Work Experience

  • Fine Architectural Metalsmiths

    Shop Manager/Lead Fabricator

    • Shop Manager/Lead Fabricator • Responsible for scheduling the activities of 3-5 employees in the fabrication of high-end custom architectural metal projects. Also served as Lead Fabricator. • Led a team that won multiple awards from the National Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals Association between 2003-2014. • Established all safety protocols and trained new employees in the use of various metal shop equipment including welders, oxy/acetylene torches, power hammers, hydraulic presses, shears, brakes and related hand tools. • Calculated time and material costs for new project estimates. • Served as Resident Instructor for the affiliated Center for Metal Arts • Instructor of blacksmithing classes at 3rd Ward – Brooklyn, NY • Self motivated • Management experience • Attention to small details • Client relations • Experienced in both production and high end custom project • Proficiency with a wide range of large shop equipment and hand tools

  • Ledford Metals


    After 25 years as an award winning Architectural Blacksmith and Fabricator I am in search of a challenge that will allow me to apply both my managerial experience and the knowledge I’ve attained in a dynamic new environment. • Oversees all aspects of the production of commissioned architectural metal projects including client consultations, design, material purchasing, fabrication, shipping and installation. Work includes the manufacturing of furniture, railings, gates, sculpture and other ferrous and nonferrous metal items.