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Our Team Leaders


Our Team Leaders

Berl Stein


Berl Stein has been involved in plating technology since 1977, and in precision electroforming since 1989. A Chemical Engineer by education, Berl is always ready to share his expertise - he has to his name a few patents and numerous technical papers. Berl often presents talks at conferences and training seminars.

In his free time, Berl plays table tennis, rides scooters and snaps digital pictures.

If you have electroforming or plating-related questions, you may reach Berl at extension 202 or E-mail him

Vice-President, Business Development

Joe Jachlewski has a Bachelors Degree in Physics from SUNY Fredonia and a Master of Engineering-Mechanical with concentration in Technology Management from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He came to NiCoForm in June of 2005. Initially responsible for the design and production of catheter tip forming dies, microfluidic and complex 3-D electroforms, Joe has since become involved in every product line, and development efforts for new products and applications.

In his free time, Joe plays volleyball and golf, enjoys fishing, and occasionally dazzles us with his culinary exploits.

Joe's extension is 206. E-mail Joe at

Senior Design Engineer

With a Mechanical Engineering degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology and 15 years of hands-on tool and die making experience, Richard Kraynik leads NiCoForm's bellows and cold shields design and electroforming efforts.

When not at work, Richard spends time with his wife and their young daughter, plays volleyball and enjoys golf.

Rich can be reached at extension 203. E-mail Richard at

Mechanical Engineer and Electroforming Department Leader

John Contino holds degrees in physics, engineering, and education, and has 5+ years of electroforming experience. He brings a variety of skills to the team, providing engineering support for electroforming and electrojoining of bellows, does design work, manages the electroforming group and leads the nickel phosphorous project.

When not playing music with friends, John is spending time with his wife and three children.

John's extension is 207. E-mail John at

Office Manager

Relying on her degrees in Accounting, Business Management and Economics, as well as extensive practical experience, Diane Cotton has been keeping our accounting, personnel and general office files and operations in perfect order since 2004. Diane spends her free time with family and friends. She volunteers for her favorite charity which supports families in crisis, and is an active member of her church.

Diane's extension is 201. E-mail Diane at

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