Adeline has worked in our Accounting Department for the last three decades and has diligently overseen the growth of MWS over the years. She has assembled a wonderful team of accountants that make sure both customers and vendors receive personal and responsive service. Adeline consistently lives and promotes the MWS team spirit that has defined MWS. When not spending time with her daughter and two grandchildren, she enjoys dancing, listening to music, and reading.
Benjamin has a Business and Mechanical Engineering background and spent his first years working in management consulting before moving into the technology sector. This allowed him to work and live in Asia, Europe, and Africa in both challenging and exciting projects. The relationship to his now wife Miriam finally brought him to the US where he held multiple executive roles in manufacturing companies before being offered his current role at MWS Wire Industries. The new MWS facility in Oxnard was an opportunity to transform an established and accomplished company into a world-class specialty manufacturer. Outside of work Ben enjoys traveling, trying every sushi restaurant in LA, and cheering on his home country Germany in soccer.
Dan was initially hired in the Shipping Department at the age of 20, later moving to the Quality Department before starting in Sales in 1987. He is now in charge of medical customers as the Medical Sales Manager. Dan has broad experience across multiple industries, growing and evolving the wire business for MWS from the days of typewriters and Rolodexes to ERP systems and video calls. Since also managing many raw material purchases, Dan understands both sides of the transaction. Dan has visited customers across the United States, China, Hong Kong, Costa Rica, and Ireland. Dan is a family man who married his high school sweetheart and has 2 grown children. Dan enjoys camping in his RV with friends.
Denis joined MWS as Controller and has served as the Chief Financial Officer since 2020. He was born into the wire world as his father was one of MWS’ original employees and retired after 51 years with the company. Denis holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the College of Wooster and an MBA from American International College. His passion for analytics has helped to make MWS more efficient and strategic as a company. He currently resides in Port Hueneme with his wife and twin boys.
Eric joined MWS after graduating from Ball State University with a four-year business degree. He has worked in the Sales Department for many decades, always with the desire to go out, meet customers and build relationships to increase MWS’ understanding of customer applications and needs. Now the Industrial Sales Manager, he has acquired a vast knowledge of the wire business and enjoys helping his sales team find creative ways to help customers with all types of standard and custom wire products. In his free time Eric enjoys spending time with his three sons, Mike, Chris, and David, his lovely girlfriend Charlie and French bulldog named Pipi.
Jeff took a circuitous route to the wire industry, but he has found his home at MWS. Jeff started in the Sales Department overseeing the system and transaction side of each order before taking over the responsibility for the Purchasing Department. He quickly developed a passion for the industry, and nothing brings him more satisfaction than sourcing hard-to-find items for MWS’ customers. Jeff holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a master’s of urban and regional planning from the University of California, Irvine. Outside of the office, Jeff loves to cheer on his Bruins and is on a lifelong quest to find the perfect slice of pizza.
Kevin Joined the MWS Team while attending college at Cal State Northridge. Since graduating with a degree in History, Kevin has worked in several departments and positions at MWS: Quality Control, Sales, Purchasing Manager, and now Business Development Manager. His decades of experience and various roles in different departments have contributed to his vast knowledge of wire and customer applications. During his time at MWS, Kevin has traveled extensively to make personal relationships with customers and vendors. In his free time Kevin enjoys being outdoors, hiking, camping, reading, watching sports, and spending quality time with his wife and daughter.
Mark began his career at MWS in the Manufacturing Department in 1987. He is now Manufacturing Manager and oversees all wire produced at MWS. Mark is also one of the leading technical minds at MWS and leads a group of engineers working on equipment, process, and product improvements. Even though his current position often takes him further away from the shop floor, Mark still thoroughly enjoys setting up machines and working directly with the wire. Despite his many years of experience, he prides himself in learning something new each day and is an important mentor for the younger generation. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, music and exploring Southern California with his family.
Mauricio has been our Quality Assurance Manager since 1994 and is responsible for our quality management system ISO 9001 / ISO 13485 and an expansive quality lab. He is proud to be part of a larger team that can offer a wide array of top-quality products. Mauricio’s mission is to continue growing MWS’ knowledge base and maintain a strong quality culture within the company. He is a husband and father who enjoys spending time with family & friends, playing the guitar, watching soccer, and being involved in his community.
Ryan is the Facility Manager and has a wide portfolio of responsibilities. Next to the building, grounds, and related systems, Ryan manages MWS’ environmental, health, and safety program, and oversees all regulatory compliance requirements. Ryan’s latest project is an expansive employee educational program within MWS. While attending Cal Lutheran University Ryan enjoyed learning Spanish abroad and later had the chance to publish historical work from research in Vietnam. He graduated with degrees in International Studies and Business Administration. Outside of work, Ryan serves on the Leadership Council of Conejo Church and enjoys the great outdoors.
Shephard was appointed as shipping manager in April of 2021 and oversees the warehouse. Most customers will only see the product and packaging, but never the hard work and diligence that went into producing and processing of the wire. Shephard and his team do final quality control and take pride in getting customer orders out on time and helping to accommodate customers with any special requests. You can usually find Shephard and his family at one of the local beaches soaking up the California sunshine and maybe doing some seaside fishing.