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Jillian Rossi CoreTech core cuttingJillian Rossi, Office Manager

Jillian Rossi joined CoreTech International in 2015. Her experience in media sales and marketing for a national publishing firm brings a fresh perspective to our team. She brought with her a background in customer service and account management which supports her success in daily office functions, including human resources, accounts receivable and payable operations, and customer relations. Jillian is a native of Easton, PA; She is also a talented vocalist in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding area.

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Craig PrescottCraig Prescott, VP of Engineering and Production

Craig Prescott has been involved with core cutting since 1979, initially with assembly, and then all aspects including design and service since 1982. His experience and expertise is vital to the daily endeavors of CoreTech. He enjoys dealing with customers to solve any problems related to corecutting and corehandling. This has resulted in the design and building of many special projects as well as the enhancement of standard corecutter products to modify them to the special needs of the customer. CoreTech is constantly on a mission to upgrade our line with new technology. Craig's know-how is an essential aspect to our research and development of new machines.

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Joe Karpinski CoreTech core cuttingJoe Karpinski, Service Manager

Joseph Karpinski brought friendly service and a thorough understanding of the CoreTech line to our team in 2010. In his first year of employment with CoreTech International, he has traveled thousands of miles throughout North America, providing our customers with those aforementioned qualities. Joe is the man to call if any technical difficulties should arise. He is happy to provide our customers with assistance over the telephone. In the case of a more urgent post-purchase issue, Joe is more than willing to travel to our customers’ plants to ensure the highest efficiency of our coveted machines. He also has five years of management experience in the local restaurant industry, and has since brought the skills he acquired there to the core-cutting industry.

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Dave Abel CoreTech core cuttingDave Abel, Assembly Foreman

Dave Abel has over 25 years experience in the core cutting machinery, applications and systems. His expertise of and dedication to flawless cutting machinery are imperative to CoreTech International. He is not only our assembly foreman; he is also a single point quality control person for final inspection before machine shipping. Due to his vast experience in core cutting, Dave is involved in all aspects of new design, custom applications and is also a reference to assist customers and provide technical support. Dave is more than willing to discuss any technical problems that may arise for CoreTech customers, an easy conversation which always leads to the solution to get your core cutter back to running smoothly.

 


 

Jeff Higbee CoreTech core cutting Jeff Higbee, Sales

Jeff Higbee has over 30 years of sales experience, including Midwest regional sales manager for CorTechnologies. He has a background in web guiding, trim removal, wrinkle control and core processing in the converting industry. Jeff has been successful in account management and development with significant repeat business by providing excellent customer service. He has a BA degree in psychology and resides in Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania, where he is active in the borough open space and park committees as well as the local museum.

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Joel Bartelt CoreTech core cuttingJoel Bartelt, Sales

Since 1993, Joel has been providing engineered solutions for web printers and converters in the Mid-West. As owner of Dotray & Associates, he has extensive experience with web guiding, tension controls, trim removal, video inspection and core processing. Creating long term relationships by providing excellent service to his customers has been the key to his success. After graduating from St. Olaf College with a BA in Economics and Finance, Joel began his professional career with the Boy Scouts of America serving the northern suburbs of Minneapolis for three years. For the next seven years, Joel managed several departments at Northwestern National Life Insurance Company where he also earned his Fellow Degree in the Life Management Institute.

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Steve Hesser CoreTech core cuttingSteve Hesser, Sales

Steve Hesser, President of Hesser Associates, joined CoreTech International in May 2013. Steve launched Hesser Associates in 1997 and has thrived since. He found success in branding an exclusive manufacturing representative agency for the Northeast in Converting, Printing, Paper, and Plastics Industries. With Steve’s extensive background in the industry, he has the experience to successfully collaborate with our customers on new projects. With Steve residing in New Hampshire, he has have been a vital part in growing our business in New England and New York.

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Mo El Banna CoreTech core cutting Mo El Banna, CEO

In 1986 upon finishing his Graduate studies, Mo joined Outreach International in New York City as its VP of International Marketing.  In 1990 he was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Hubert and Peters, the oldest Real Estate Company in the US.  He was promoted in 1992 to become the CFO of the parent company The DiLorenzo Group, a 3.2 billion dollar corporation where he held his post until 1995.  In early 1996 Mo Partnered with Time Warner, LLC to head Blue Nile as it’s President, a NY based company that produced the largest outdoor opera in the world at the Great Pyramids of Giza.  In 2001 Mo joined the Business School at Lehigh University where he was Director of the International Trade Development Program at the SBDC.  In 2003 he joined Muller Martini Mailroom Systems as its International Sales Manager & Corporate Accounts Executive.  Mo joined CoreTech in 2007 and with his extensive professional experience and personal traits he will be leading CoreTech International to dominate the world stage as the leader in the industry.

Mo earned his Bachelor of Science in business and has attended the MBA program at the University of Colorado.

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CoreTech Certified Blades

Safety and Cut-Quality come first with our CoreTech Certified Blades

Servo Driven Plastic Cutter

First ever Servo Driven Plastic Cutter. Please click the link for more information. Press Release

S Series Core Cutter

CoreTech has taken into consideration customer feedback and created a one of a kind cutter. Safety and ergonomics come first with a fully enclosed interlocked guard and new height for operators' comfort.