Meet the Team

We Employ the Best in the Business and Support Their Development

Learn about our talented team of individuals and read
about what makes them exceptional.

Keith Gerber

President / Owner Hoosier Pattern Inc.

Graduated 1984 with an Associate Degree in Machine Tool from Ivy Tech. Received my Journeyman’s in Pattern Making in July 1988 where I acquired this working for Ward Pattern & Engineering from 1984 thru 1997. There I not only gained experience in pattern making but also knowledge of foundry operations. This exposure gave me a better understanding of the foundries needs.

Sole owner of Hoosier Pattern Inc since July 2009 when my partner retired. At that time we had 14 employees and 20,000 square feet. We are now at 50 employees and 90,000 square feet.
Member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church and served as Trustee chair and committee member for several years. Member of the Decatur Chamber of Commerce, serving on the Chamber Board and Executive Board. Served as Chair of the Chamber Spotlight on Business Expo Committee for two years and committee member for several years. Founding member of the Adams-Wells Manufacturing Alliance, a group of area manufacturers, school teachers and administrators who are working to support vocational education in our high schools and promote interest in manufacturing careers among local youth.
Happily married to my wife Robin for 28 years and have 2 children Rachel and Hope.

Hobbies: working, wood working, spending time at the lake with family. Going on family vacations.

Keith Gerber

President / Owner Hoosier Pattern Inc.

Mark Bodnar

Journeyman / Supervisor

Robert Chavarria

Robert Chavarria

Machine Shop Set-Up Supervisor

Nathan Chavarria

Lead CAD Designer / Journeyman Patternmaker / Project Manager

Todd Yoder

Additive Manufacturing Manager

Ronald L. Cox

Journeyman Patternmaker

Tony Uhrick

Lead CAM Programmer/Journeyman Patternmaker

Phillip Bauman

Journeyman Patternmaker

Jim Geimer

Journeyman Patternmaker

Jake Chavarria

CNC Set Up

Chris Lichtle

QA Manager & Benching/Rigging

Laurie Mrvos

Human Resources Manager

Kelly Gerber

Building Maintenance /Product Delivery Supervisor

Brenda Strickler

Maintenance Engineer

Tina Fourman

Purchasing

 

Brandon Fourman

Journeyman Patternmaker

Team Member Since: September 2013

Work Background/Experience: Before working at Hoosier Pattern, Brandon worked at Dean foods for 4 years as a CIP systems operator. He is a Journey Patternmaker and has an Associate’s degree in Machine Tool Technology.

Hobbies: Outside of work, Brandon enjoys hunting, fishing, travelling, and building things for his home.

Brandon Fourman

Journeyman Patternmaker

Ernie Geyer

Ernie Geyer

In Memoriam

Spencer Wilson

CNC Set Up

Jenna Kohne

Shipping and Receiving Coordinator

Maddie Owens

Sand Room Supervisor

Kyle Rittmeyer

Journeyman Patternmaker

Eric Smith

Saw Department

Geoff Hake

Delivery and Safety Coordinator

Chris Brewster

CNC Set-Up

Connor Ray

Benching-Rigging Associate

Cindy Wyss

Cindy Wyss

In memoriam

Jeff Brewster

Tool Crib & CNC Set-Up

Shonda Ellis

Sand Room Team Lead

Alex Lichtle

Machine Maintenance

Melissa Affolder

Controller

Cole Reid

3D Sand Printing Technician

Greg Gage

Tooling Estimator

Jeff Mayes

Benching and Rigging

Brett Affolder

Software Developer

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Stacy Kean

3D Sand Printing Technician

Team Member Since: March 2021

Work Background/Experience: Stacy graduated from Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne in 2006 with an associates degree. She has 8+ years of retail experience and 4 years in custom cabinetry.

Hobbies: Outside of work, Stacy enjoys reading, baking, sewing, and taking naps on the weekends. She also enjoys hanging out with her family and fur kids.

Stacy Kean

3D Sand Printing Technician

Kris Kendrick

3D Sand Printing Technician

Paige Crankshaw

Accounting Assistant

Randi Bebout

Marketing Coordinator

Spencer Geimer

Sand Reclaimer Operator

Clayton Scott

Clayton Scott

3D Sand Printing Technician

Dane Bowman

3D Sand Printing Technician

Brad Smeal

3D Printing Coordinator

Leo Reese

Utility Associate

Zachary Massman

Machine Maintenance

Martin St. John

3D Sand Printing Technician

Grant Padgett

3D Sand Printing Technician

Devin Shoaf

Sand Reclaimer Operator

Curtis Barber

CNC Set-Up

Kaden Rittmeyer

Part-Time 3D Sand Printing Technician

Ethan Garner

3D Sand Printing Technician

John Schmitt

3D Sand Printing Technician

Troy Howe

Sand Quoting

Dan Staub

Part-Time Machine Maintenance

Destiny Sheppard

Accounting Assistant

DeLaine Pierce

Forklift Operator

Nicole Mathews

3D Sand Printing Technician

Victoria Anderson

3D Sand Printing Technician

Blake Affolder

Benching and Rigging

Jesse Mendez

3D Sand Printing Technician

Joe Burkhead

Part-Time Driver

Jamison Rumple

CNC Set-Up

Kelly Barber

Cleaning Assistant