Through their own efforts in the challenging wind, solar, nuclear, medical, and commercial sectors, our Management Team has accumulated decades of specialized manufacturing knowledge and insights for sophisticated large- and small-scale components. With a critical focus on quality, full-scale production, and cost, our Management Team helps deliver solutions to your unique manufacturing challenges.
James S. Molinaro, CEO
Mr. Molinaro has more than 26 years of global experience in the solar and semiconductor production equipment industries. During the course of his career, Mr. Molinaro has accepted positions of increasing responsibility, overseeing global service systems, worldwide sales leadership, and engineering disciplines for several companies.
Prior to joining CMC, Mr. Molinaro was President and CEO of Akrion Systems; an organization that manufactured equipment for semiconductor, defense, commercial, and solar companies. Here, his duties included profit and loss responsibility, oversight of fiscal management, and direction of merger and acquisition activity. Additional responsibilities included venture capital fund raising, global sales and marketing, executive team and employee development, strategic customer management, and strategic corporate vision creation. Mr. Molinaro was able to diversify the company's revenue streams and expand business opportunities by tapping into the lucrative solar energy, military application, and ink jet printer markets, increasing annual sales from approximately $32 million to $83 million over a four-year period.
Before being named President and CEO of Akrion, Mr. Molinaro served as Vice President of Sales, Service, and Marketing for Akrion, helping expand the company's global organization. Prior to this, Mr. Molinaro was Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Submicron Systems, having earlier served as the company's Vice President of Engineering. Mr. Molinaro graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with concentration in Robotics.
Christopher L. Poplaski, President
Mr. Poplaski has more than 20 years of management experience in the machining and fabrication industry developing and implementing effective operations with a focus on long-term growth and cost reduction strategies. During the course of his career, Mr. Poplaski has proven his ability to identify and capture market opportunities to accelerate expansion, increase revenues, and improve profit contributions in a variety of industries. He has extensive operational knowledge and skills including operations and project management, business development, commercial negotiations, procurement, strategic business planning and sales management. He is fluent in ASME Section III, VIII and NQA-1 industry certifications and requirements.
Prior to working with TechPrecision, Mr. Poplaski most recently served as Vice President of Operations for Amer Industrial Technologies. Over his career, he also held roles of increasing responsibility in sales and management for Electric Mobility Corporation, Joseph Oat Corporation, and Conam Inspection.
Mr. Poplaski had been serving as vice president of corporate operations for TechPrecision since joining the Company in March, 2011. In that position, he was responsible for helping TechPrecision and Wuxi Critical Mechanical Components Co., Ltd., expand production volumes in China, as well as lead efforts to locate and establish a second manufacturing operation in the United States to support the Company’s continued growth.
Mr. Poplaski studied mechanical engineering at Drexel University.