Get to Know Your Hosts
• David Zdrojewski •
David founded VibrAlign, Inc. in 1979 and has served as CEO since 1996. Over the years David has served as President, Sales Manger and as a Field Service Manager. He has supported industrial customers (e.g., aluminum, tobacco, pulp & paper, tire making, plastic films, food processing, defense, gas compression and ship building) with predictive maintenance consulting services including: vibration analysis, training, field balancing and laser alignment.
Over the years David has presented papers at various industry conferences including SMRP, Enteract, Paper Industry Maintenance Conference, P/PM Technology, Vibration Institute, IR/INFO and the GM Symposium. He has also written articles and contributed to publications such as Maintenance Technology, Plant Engineering, Plant Services and P/PM Technology.
David has more than 25 years of field experience in preventative management and 15 years as an instructor.
• Stan Riddle •
Stan Riddle joined VibrAlign in 2008. He has 30 years experience in aligning industrial machinery. Stan received his AAS Degree in Machinist Technology from Surry Community College in Dobson, NC, and also holds a diploma in Industrial Systems Technology from Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem, NC, where he was also an instructor in the program.
Stan began his maintenance career working as a machinist and millwright for companies such as Weyerhaeuser, R.J. Reynolds, and Tyco Electronics. He also has over 25 years experience in Predictive Technologies, such as vibration analysis, thermography, oil analysis, and ultrasonic inspection. He is a certified Level III Vibration Analyst with the Vibration Institute, and is a Past Chairman and Board Member of the Piedmont Chapter.
Stan and his wife live in Yadkinville, NC.
• Brad Case •
Brad Case has been associated with VibrAlign since 1990, first as a manufacturer’s representative, than joining the company as a direct employee in 2005. He has 25 years experience in aligning industrial machinery. Brad attended Texas Tech University, in Lubbock, TX.
Brad began his career in the automotive industry providing technical training, sales, and service for Murray Goldseal an aftermarket air conditioning component manufacturer. His background includes 25 plus years experience in sales, service and training, of Centralized Lubrication Systems (including large scale Oil Mist applications in petrochemical facilities), Couplings, Gearing, and Gear Reducers.
Brad and his wife currently live in Allen, TX.
• james pekarek •
James Pekarek joined VibrAlign in 2013. He has 18 years of experience in machine installation, electrical systems, maintenance and service management.
James began his career in the automation industry installing and maintaining various types of machinery and performing technical training to customers in the semiconductor industry. He spent 3 years with Cummins Industrial Power Generation as Service Manager. James also spent 3 1/2 years as lead Electrical Instructor at a vocational college serving the Wind Industry. While there, he gained his NFPA 70E certification as well as NEC 1910. James is also a certified Electrical Safety Instructor.
During his technical instruction career, James was introduced to VibrAlign and many of the products. He was impressed by the company philosophy and values and decided to pursue a career as a technical instructor with us.
James and his family live in Vancouver, Washington. He enjoys the outdoors, family time and building cars.
• Tom Shelton •
Tom comes to us as the result of a positive customer experience with VibrAlign. After 16 years with Wausau Paper in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, he was transferred to a greenfield project in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. One of this tasks was to research alignment tools. As Tom tells it, “I was amazed at the ease of use the VibrAlign tools offered. Then to understand the values of VibrAlign… I wanted to be part of this team.”
Tom is a Journeyman Millwright/Pipefitter with 16 years in the paper industry and customer service training provided by Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
• Mac MacCormack •
Mac was a Journeyman Millwright at a Kimberly-Clark paper mill in Washington State before moving into a Maintenance Team Leader position. Later, he moved to Kentucky where he went to work for Wausau Paper as Maintenance Team Leader on a new mill start-up. This is where Mac was first introduced to VibrAlign. “I was so impressed with the people, passion, and products of VibrAlign. I had always hoped to one day give back some of the knowledge I have been fortunate enough to gain from others in my field. VibrAlign has given me that opportunity.”