Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.

- Robert Collier
Elkins Machine Detroit

Key Personnel:

Tim Swoish, President

t_swoish@elkinsmachine.net | Phone:734-941-0266 x103



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Jerry VerHoven, Sales Representative: VerHoven has been the Hosco Finishing System Components account manager with Elkins for 2 ½ years. Verhooven has an impressive, lengthy background in the industry, having served as operation’s manager at Hosco for 18 years, plant manager at North Star for five years and plant manager with Copper Brazing Industries for 21 years. Verhooven has an Applied Science Degree in Metallurgy from Macomb Community College and has attended seminars at Dale Carnegie, Electroless Nickel Plating and the Chester L. Karrass School of Negotiating, among others. He has certifications in ITW 8020 principles, ITW Kaban principles, ITW management principles, ITW hiring and ITW business principles, among many others. The inventor of two patents, Verhooven is a member of the Disabled Veterans from Vietnam, where he was honored with the Purple Heart and other medals. In his leisure time, he enjoys golfing.

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Anca Stingu, Quality Engineer: Stingu has been with Elkins for 18 years, 11 in quality control. A native of Sibiu, Romania, Stingu earned a degree in chemical engineering from the Institutul Politehnic Bucuresti (Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest) before coming to the United States, where she also attended classes at Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn, MI. She is one of three TS 16949 Certified Auditors on staff. She speaks fluently in both English and Romanian. Married with two children, she lives in Dearborn Heights, MI.

a_stingu@elkinsmachine.net | Phone:734-941-0266 x109


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Paul Adkins, Shipping Manager: Adkins has been with Elkins for 19 years including 15 in the shipping department. A U.S. Army veteran, he served in Operation Desert Storm as an electronic repair specialist before attending Eastern Michigan University and Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn, MI. A TS 16949 Certified Auditor, Adkins is married with two children and lives in Allen Park, MI.

p_adkins@elkinsmachine.net | Phone:734-941-0266 x108


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Mike Nicastro, Screw Machine and Tool Making Operations Plant Manager: Nicastro has been employed by Elkins for 31 years, 15 as plant manager in the Screw Machining Department. He attended Schoolcraft Community College and has certifications in tool machine tooling and layout. Fourteen employees work under his guidance. Nicastro also handles purchasing and some supplies, including the purchasing of steel and all EDM supplies. He works on tool forecasting, the scheduling and planning in the department and supervised receiving inspection. Previously, he worked in machine setup for eight years. Nicastro is married and a resident of Taylor, MI.

m_nicastro@elkinsmachine.net | Phone:734-941-0266 x111


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Carol Cottrell, Secondary Operations Plant Manager: Cottrell has been employed by Elkins for 26 years, 20 as the Secondary Operations plant manager. She has attended manufacturing engineering classes at Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn, MI, is a native of Allen Park and lives in Lincoln Park with her husband of 22 years. They have three grown children and a grandchild.

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Dave Zurawski, Secondary Operations Foreman: Zurawski has been employed by Elkins for 22 years, 17 as foreman. He spent two years in machine trades classes at Monroe County Community College, holds a certificate in Industrial Electronics from Wayne County Community College, and also is certified in CNC through the Haas Technical Education Center (HTEC) program. A native of Detroit, Zurawski now lives in Flat Rock with his wife and two children.

d_zurawski@elkinsmachine.net | Phone:734-941-0266


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Radu Stingu, CNC Operations Manager: Stingu has been employed with Elkins for 17 years, 13 in his current position of operations manager. A native of Sibiu, Romania, Singu has a 5-year degree in engineering (machine-building technology) from the Engineering Institute in Sibiu. After coming to the United States, Stingu attended Haas Technical Education Center (HTEC) classes at Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn. He is certified in CATIA (computer-aided, three-dimensional interactive applications) from HFCC. Fluent in English and Romanian, Stingu is married with two children and lives in Dearborn Heights.

r_stingu@mmc-cnc.com | Phone:734-941-0266 x114


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Cari Roulinson, Accounting: Roulinson started at Elkins Machine & Tool 18 years ago and has been involved with all aspects of the company’s office duties, from banking, completing quotes, human resources and insurance. Cari also aided and supported sister company startups. A 1981 graduate of Trenton High School, she remains a resident of that Downriver city to this day. Her previous work history includes extensive work in certified quality control at Wolverine Gasket, along with accounting and miscellaneous office duties, banking and driving for 10 dry cleaning facilities in the Detroit area. In her spare time, she works with the Ladies Auxiliary Post 1888 in Trenton, where she is a delegate for the veterans and family services and the conductress for the newly formed organization.

c_roulinson@elkinsmachine.net | Phone:734-941-0266 x100