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ABOUT VOXEL

Voxel uses PECM and related manufacturing technologies to supply critical, high-value parts to medical, aerospace, energy, and industrial customers as a contract manufacturer.

Voxel is among the only electrochemical machining companies in North America, and is an innovator in developing pulsed electrochemical machining (also known as precision electrochemical machining, or PECM) technology to its fullest potential.

 

This advanced manufacturing process is unrivaled in its ability to quickly and accurately machine specialty metal alloys, without compromise to design complexity or quality.

 

These well-crafted metal alloys can be found in a variety of critical applications including orthopedic implants, surgical tools, jet engines, and industrial turbines.

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OUR MISSION

Voxel wants to be the authority on PECM

Voxel Innovations seeks to be the authority on PECM, developing new electrochemical technologies and deploying those into a production environment.

We want to redefine PECM's limitations

We are humbly fascinated by PECM: we know and openly share its limitations, but we are driven to redefine those limitsThis process augments the machining industry in critical ways, and we are eager to impart its benefits to a widening set of customers.

Voxel experiments and grows on our knowledge

Our team is both knowledgeable and innovative, and we support them with a growth mindset that pervades our company culture. We experiment with new ideas and methods, go after the hard problems, and see them through until the end.

We engage in thoughtful discussions with customers

We engage our customers in real conversations starting early in the manufacturing process. Our focus on understanding the engineering and economic context of components empowers us to offer solutions that are tailored to our customer's core issues.

OUR TEAM

Daniel Herrington, Electrochemical Machining Visionary

DANIEL
HERRINGTON

Founder and CEO

Before founding Voxel, Daniel was a racecar driver in the IndyCar and Grand-Am series. After returning to grad school at Duke University, he worked for ARPA-E within the Department of Energy. In his spare time, Daniel can often be found on the volleyball or basketball court. 

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JOHN 
DANIELS

Head of Operations

John has extensive quality and operations experience as a plant manager for Mohawk Industries, VP of Operations for Reichhold, and the Senior Director for Engineering and Quality for Anuvia Plant Nutrients. John also enjoys spending plenty of time outdoors with his wife.  

Kirk Abolafia, Marketing Manager

KIRK 
ABOLAFIA

Marketing Manager

Kirk has consulted businesses across the Carolinas developing marketing strategy. He has written articles about PECM for publications such as Orthopedic Design & Technology, American Machinist and Additive Manufacturing. Kirk is also conversational in Mandarin Chinese.  

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KEVIN
JUDD

Controls Engineer 

Kevin graduated with a master’s degree in Aerospace engineering, specializing in thermodynamics, from NCSU. He has several years of experience as a software developer, and most recently as a propulsion performance engineer for the US Navy. Kevin also knows how to fly several smaller aircrafts.   

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TORREY
HALL

Operations Technician

Torrey served in the US Navy for 8 years as a machinery repairman, ultimately transitioning to an engineering associate. Torrey then spent several years as a machine operator for Eaton corporation before coming to Voxel. Torrey is also passionate about music production and sound engineering.

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MALCOLM

RODGERS

Mechanical Engineering Intern

Working towards a mechanical engineering degree at Duke, Malcolm has experience with waterjet cutting, AM, and CNC machining, and worked with the vehicle dynamics team for a student engineering competition for formula racecars. H enjoys outdoor activities like fishing, camping, and hiking. 

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WILL
KITTO

Mechanical Engineer

Will was born and raised in Raleigh, receiving a degree in mechanical engineering at NCSU. Before, Will led a team of engineers, designers, and build staff at an OEM creating custom test equipment for the automotive and aerospace industries, specializing with precision powertrain components and machine integration.

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MEREDITH 
SAVILL

Director of Finance and Operations 

Meredith brings considerable project management expertise to her role at Voxel, including a recent role as COO for an environmental equipment manufacturing company. Meredith also enjoys baking for her family, especially her famous tiramisu. 

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CHARLES
CLAYTON

Production & Quality 
Manager

Charles has previously worked as a quality engineer for a variety of industries including the chemical, agriculture, and most recently, the pharmaceutical industry. His experience includes incident investigation and conducting both internal and supplier audits. Charles also loves spending time outdoors, especially hiking and playing soccer. 

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ANTHONY 
POTITO

Automation Engineer

Over the course of his 15-year manufacturing career, Anthony has cultivated a strong and diverse background including, but not limited to, QA, design, and automation engineering. In addition, Anthony recently accepted a new role as “father” to his brand-new son.

Cosmo the Dog, he likes belly rubs.

COSMO 
JACKEL

Treat Accountant

Cosmo plays an integral role at Voxel Innovations. Adept at catching a treat mid-air, Cosmo can be often found dozing on his bed in the engineering offices and boosting company morale. 

Natan Jackel, Senior Mechanical Engineer

NATAN
JACKEL

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Natan is a talented mechanical engineer with previous experience in the automotive, dental, and additive manufacturing industries. Before working at Voxel, Natan worked with Formlabs to develop a powerful selective laser sintering 3D printer. Natan also has a farm with goats, chickens, and more. 

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MARK 
BARFOOT

VP of Engineering

Mark is the former president of the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) and served as the Director of AM programs at EWI, cultivating a consortium of dozens of AM businesses to share research and innovate the AM space. Mark also loves Lego and woodworking. 

Dr. Omar Yepez, Principal Scientist

DR. OMAR
YEPEZ

Principal Scientist

Dr. Yepez is an electrochemist with an extensive  background on corrosion science, having  worked with ConocoPhillips and Clariant. He has had his work published twelve times in international referee scientific journals. Outside of work, he loves to play chess and meditate.

Paul Pela, Engineering Technician

PAUL 
PELA

Engineering Technician

Paul has an extensive background in CAD designing and CNC programming, working as a manufacturing engineer technician for over 20 years; fluent with a variety of CAD/CAM software. Paul will occasionally bring a delicious plate of kielbasa, pickles, and cheese to the office.  

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DILLON
CAPOTS 

Engineering Intern

Dillon is entering his junior year as a mechanical engineering student at NC State and is interning at Voxel for the summer. In his spare time, Dillon puts his engineering and creative passion to use by designing unique 3D printed gadgets. 

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KYLE
THOMSON

Operations Technician

Kyle is a dedicated, enthusiastic operations technician with previous experience as a stereolithography specialist for Protolabs, where he assisted with pre and post-production 3D printed parts using CAD software. Kyle loves his two dogs and rooting for the Washington Commanders.

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ERIC
BISHOP

Operations Technician

Before joining Voxel, Eric specialized in stereolithography at Protolabs for several years, preparing new employees and utilizing CAD often. Eric has played the guitar for a decade, and has been playing the saxophone for an even longer period. 

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MIKE
DEMASI

Head of Sales

Mike brings over twenty years of professional sales & marketing experience with Fortune 250 and start-up companies across a variety of industries, of which include Stanley Black & Decker, Whirlpool Corporation, and Phononic.  Outside of work, Mike loves to spend time with his three children and endeavors to bring a taste of Central Texas BBQ to North Carolina one weekend at a time. 

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JOSEPH
TILLERY

Mechanical Engineer

Before joining Voxel, Joseph interned at Polaris as a manufacturing engineer. He assisted wityh the design, tolerancing and fabricating of bender accessories, among other roles. Outside of work, he designed, built and raced off-road vehicles for inter-collegiate competitions. 

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ZION BELLAN
FORD BARR

Operations Technician

At Amazon, Zion performed a variety of critical QA, logistics, safety and management roles in his position, joining Voxel to improve production safety and capabilities. Zion is also passionate about fashion, and has also been a stylist for a variety of musical performers across NC. 

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APPLICANTS 
WANTED

We are hiring for a manufacturing engineer and a 5-axis machinist. Please send a resume and cover letter to careers@voxelinnovations.com

BOARD OF ADVISORS

Dr. Jeff Glass, electrochemical machining expert

Dr. Jeff Glass


Senior Associate Dean
Professor of Electrical Engineering Management

Duke University

Vice President of

Research & Development

Kobe Steel

Greg Morris, electrochemical machining expert

Greg
Morris

Co-Founder and CEO 

Vertex Manufacturing 
(now part of PrinterPrezz)

Co-Founder and CEO

Morris Technologies 
(now part of GE Aviation)

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Mike Appleby


President and CEO
Mikro Systems 
(now part of Pratt & Whitney)

Manager of New Product Development at Thermo Electron Corporation

Paul Sansone, electrochemical machining supporter

Paul Sansone


Partner

TechCXO

Former CFO

The Boys & Girls Clubs

of America

Former CFO

Better World Books

QUALITY POLICY

Voxel strives to be the leader in electrochemical machining by developing a clear and concise understanding of our customers’ requirements and converting them into a reality.
 
We are committed to an atmosphere of continuous process improvement such that we repeatedly meet or exceed our customers’ expectations and deliver products in a timely manner.

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