Chief Executive Officer
Email Bob Rosania
Robert L. Rosania is Chief Executive Officer of Ehmke Manufacturing Company, Inc.
In this capacity, he is responsible for all sales, marketing, and administrative functions of the company. Mr. Rosania joined Ehmke Manufacturing Company in 1993 as a partner and Plant Manager, and was later promoted to Vice President, Sales and Marketing, before moving into his current position in 2000.
Prior to joining Ehmke Manufacturing Company, Mr. Rosania was Technical Account Manager for Nalco Chemical Company designing water treatment programs for nuclear and fossil power plants. Previously, he was a Production Control Engineer – D5 Trident Missile Program for General Electric Company.
Mr. Rosania received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. While at Penn, he was a member of the Varsity Football Team that won the Ivy League Championships in 1982, 1983, 1984, and 1985. He also attended Drexel University’s Masters in Business Administration program concentrating in Finance. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Mr. Rosania attended the William Penn Charter School graduating in 1982.
Mr. Rosania served as Chairman of the Board of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Safety & Protective Products Division (2006-2009) and serves on the Board of the Industrial Fabrics Foundation (2008-2011). He is frequent expert contributor to the IFAI Review Magazine.
He has received two (2) Professional Certification by the IFAI: as an Industrial Fabrics Manager in 2001 and as a Certified Project Planner in 1999. A noted inventor, Mr. Rosania also holds two patents for “Methods for Ameliorating Oil Spills in Marine and Inland Waters.”
Chief Operating Officer
Email Cliff Stokes
Samuel Clifford “Cliff” Stokes is Chief Operating Officer of Ehmke Manufacturing Company, Inc. His responsibilities include day-to-day and overall management of plant and facility operations for the company. Prior to his current position, Mr. Stokes was Vice President, Operations, for Ehmke Manufacturing Company. Previously, he was Plant Manager and a partner with the company.
Mr. Stokes received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University. During college, Mr. Stokes was a member of the school’s varsity track team where they captured the league championship in 1983, 1984, 1985, and 1986.
He is a member of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI). In 1998, Mr. Stokes was awarded Professional Certification as Master Fabrics Craftsman by the IFAI, the highest recognition in the industry.
Government Subcontract Sales Manager
Email Brad Daniels
Brad joined Ehmke Manufacturing Company in 1996 and has been a real asset to our Government Subcontract clients. He works closely with clients such as, the Boeing Company, General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin providing technical solutions to their challenging industrial fabric projects.
Brad has over 18 years of sales experience in the medical, governmental and industrial markets.
Inside Sales Coordinator
Email Dawn Walker
Dawn Walker previously spent 6 years as an Outside Sales Representative in the Food Service-Janitorial Supply industry before joining Ehmke Manufacturing Company in 2003. Dawn has been working toward her Bachelors degree in Business Administration. She enjoys lounging in the sun at the New Jersey shore in the summer and chilling (literally) in the mountains of Tioga County Pennsylvania in the winter. During hockey season she is glued to the television watching every game available. Flyers are her favorite, of course, being a Philly girl.
Glenn A. Aust
Email Glenn A. Aust
Glenn joined the Ehmke Manufacturing Company team in April of 2004. Before coming to Ehmke Manufacturing Company, Glenn had been a Project Mechanical Design Engineer for the last 16 years for a local New Jersey company. Designing and implementing Electrical System Enclosures from 1kW enclosures through 2000kW Switchgear lineups.
Joining Ehmke Manufacturing has been a great opportunity to switch gears from the steel industry to the textile fabric industry. The opportunity to work with a staff that has a vision to build a quality product, primarily for our Armed Forces is very rewarding.
Glenn lives in Bucks County with his wife Monica and their three children.
When not busy at work he enjoys spending time with his family, being actively involved in his local Church as the Board Treasurer and coaching his sons travel soccer team.
Email Richard Ludwig
I was born and raised in Philadelphia. In my late teens, I moved out to the suburbs and attended Bucks County Community College.
I have been employed in Quality Assurance my whole working adult life with companies such as SKF Industries Specialty Bearings Division, Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, Heintz Corporation, Gage Lab Corporation. I joined Ehmke Manufacturing Company in November, 1999. Since that time, the company has grown immensely. This is a great place to work and the great thing about it is everyone here cares about putting out a good product.
Senior Manufacturing Engineer
Email Steven Harkins
Steven Harkins lives in Chester County, PA and joined Ehmke in November, 2000. He previously worked five years developing textile solutions for the Automotive, Aerospace and electrical industries as a program manager in the Research & Development departments whose work created several patents. With a Bachelor’s degree from Penn State University and extensive textile studying at North Carolina and Clemson Universities, he currently designs, maintains and enhances products from acoustical blankets to commercial awnings for respective clients.
On his days off he enjoys spending time with his family, community services and skiing.
Email Aimee Schnee
Aimee joined the Ehmke Manufacturing Company Team in 2009. She is a certified Business Administration Specialist with several years of customer service experience.
When Aimee is not supporting the Sales and Production departments at Ehmke, she enjoys going to the beach and spending time with family and friends.
Assistant Plant Manager
Email Eduard Shnayder
Eduard moved to the USA in October of 1991, from Moldova. He is a graduate of Kishinev Mechanical Technological College (1976) and the Light Industry Institute of Technology (1983). His 33 years of professional experience have been spent in the industrial textile industry where he is an expert in sewing manufacturing and sewing equipment repair. He has worked in all aspects of the industry as a serviceman of sewing equipment, a sewing machine operator, cutter, supervisor and production manager. Eduard joined Ehmke Manufacturing Company in January, 2008
Eduard is married and has two sons.
John (Jack) Payne
Quality Inspector & Safety Committee Lead
Email John Payne
Jack has taken on increased responsibilities since joining the Ehmke Manufacturing Company team in 2004 as a Quality Inspector. He is a key member of the Ehmke Manufacturing Company LEAN Team and has assumed the role of Safety Committee Leader. He joined Ehmke Manufacturing Company with wide-ranging Operations background and 25 years of professional experience in Production and Quality Assurance. Prior to Ehmke Manufacturing Company, Jack worked for 20 years at the Budd Company in Philadelphia as a Quality Control Leader and 10 years at the Johns Manville company in their production shop. Jack has received training from Somerset Technical School, Bucks County Community College and a number of Continual Education Courses & Certificates. Through his engaging personality and excellent communication skills, Jack is uniquely qualified to act as a liaison between management and the production floor to ensure employee safety and quality of life.
Technical Sales Engineer – Aircraft Products
Email Tommy Nelms
Tommy Nelms serves as Technical Sales Engineer – Aircraft Products Division for Ehmke Manufacturing Company, Inc., a privately-held, textile manufacturer offering a very diverse range of technically-engineered soft fabric interior products for Commercial and Military, Fixed/Rotor-Wing Aircraft. Additional manufacturing capabilities include an entire suite of custom FOD Prevention & Safety Protection Products branded as – FIRST LINE.
Tommy joined Ehmke Manufacturing in late 2017 and brings over 20 years of experience in the Aerospace Industry. Mr. Nelms has held the position as Vice President – North American Operations for STG Aerospace, Inc. with responsibilities for driving sustainable sales growth through strategic marketing efforts in the America’s of the company’s unique and patented emergency escape path lighting system – SafTGlo.
A native of Georgia, Tommy graduated from Middle Tennessee State University (Home of the MTSU Blue Raiders) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Technology. He holds an FAA pilot’s license and several professional aviation associations. He and his wife, Rhonda, have two sons, Tyler and Bradon.
Tommy brings to Ehmke Manufacturing Company a very strong passion for the aviation community, and is completely dedicated, and committed to providing a level of professionalism, service, and products that his customers deserve and expect.
Production Control Manager
Email Steve Griffin
Steve joined the Ehmke Manufacturing Company team in April of 2011. He brings over 20 years of management experience from both the corporate and industrial sectors. He recently completed a course in Project Management at Rutgers University and Six Sigma courses (Lean and Green Belt) at Villanova University.
Steve was born in Ohio but has had the privilege of living in many regions of the United States. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf and is active in his local church. He currently resides in Mount Laurel, NJ with his wife Carole.