Meet our Sales and Support Team

Matt Litzler President/Chief Executive Officer
Julia Litzler Mayer Vice President, Global Sourcing
Bill Urban Chief Operating Officer/Treasurer
Jim Rogers Vice President of Sales
Matt Litzler President/Chief Executive Officer Matt is President and CEO of Litzler Holdings which includes C. A. Litzler Co., Inc., Quickdraft Corp., PSC Inc., Litzler Automation, Litzler-Shanghai, and Litzler-Foudy. He is the grandson of our founder Cy Litzler and has worked for the company since 1992. Matt has a degree in Economics from Indiana University and is involved in multiple non-profits in the Cleveland area. Phone: (216) 267-8020 x613
Julia Litzler Mayer Vice President, Global Sourcing Julia manages materials sourcing and purchasing for both the US and China operations. She graduated from Indiana University School of Business and has her MBA from Loyola University Chicago. Julia joined the company in 1997 and is the granddaughter of C. A. Litzler.Phone: (216) 267-8020 x634
Bill Urban Chief Operating Officer/Treasurer Bill manages the financial and hands-on operational aspects of the Litzler organization including its Asia operations. Bill graduated from John Carroll University and worked for Price Waterhouse prior to joining Litzler. He has his MBA from John Carroll and is a CPA in the state of Ohio. He has worked for Litzler since 1993.Phone: (216) 267-8020 x622
Jim Rogers Vice President of Sales Jim began working at Litzler in 1974 and was the Vice President of Sales when he retired in 2012. He currently works as a sales consultant to the tire cord and industrial textiles markets.Phone: (216) 267-8020 x604
Zheng Yuan Director of Engineering
Brantley Bass Composites Sales Manager
Kevin Strand International Sales Manager
Paul Bencin International Sales Manager
Zheng Yuan Director of Engineering Zheng has been with Litzler since 1993 and manages the mechanical engineering department. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from China Textile University and a Master of Science and a Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University.Phone: (216) 267-8020 x637
Brantley Bass Composites Sales Manager Brantley brings more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience in the advanced composites industry. He offers extensive process experience working with glass, carbon, aramid and other high performance fibers, fabrics and prepreg materials. Phone: (216) 267-8020 x640
Kevin Strand International Sales Manager Kevin focuses on sales of Tire Cord Treaters, Single End Treaters, and related equipment and upgrades. He is a registered PE in the state of Ohio, and has earned Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from University of Akron.
Phone: (216) 267-8020 x616
Paul Bencin International Sales Manager Paul has worked for Litzler since 2008 as an International Sales Manager. He focuses on selling Oxidation Ovens for the manufacture of carbon fiber, Prepreg Lines for unidirectional and woven composites, Tire Cord Treaters, and various process oven applications. Paul has a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering.Phone: (216) 267-8020 x603
Jim Schindler Sales Manager
Lin Feng Shen (Bunny) Sales Manager
Gary Pavlik Director of Automation
Tom Donze Electrical Engineering Manager
Jim Schindler Sales Manager Jim manages the sales of the Litzler Automation line of services, MCT Dip Molding and Coating Equipment, Infrared Dryers and PSC Tempering Equipment. Jim has worked at Litzler for 11 years and is a licensed PE. Phone: (216) 267-8020 x660
Lin Feng Shen (Bunny) Sales Manager Bunny has been with Litzler since 2006 and leads the sales office in Shanghai, China. Bunny received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from China Textile University. He is experienced in PCB, CCL, and textile industries.
Gary Pavlik Director of Automation Gary joined Litzler in 2005 as a member of the Automation Engineers department and is now the Director of Automation. He has 23 years of controls experience working with PLC, HMI, and Database programming for industrial applications including 15 years of experience with Industrial Ovens Control. Phone: (216) 267-8020 x626
Tom Donze Electrical Engineering Manager Tom has worked for Litzler since 2010 and manages the electrical engineering department.Phone: (216) 267-8020 x659
Phil Sprague VP of Engineering, Emeritus
Harry Coffee Technical Advisor
Cindy Theodoropoulos Inside Sales
Taha Alhamed Field Service Manager
Phil Sprague VP of Engineering, Emeritus Phil began working at Litzler in 1983 and was the Vice President of Engineering until he retired in 2011. Phil has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a licensed PE. He has received three patents focusing on both a radiant oven and the oxidation oven.
Harry Coffee Technical Advisor Harry has an Aeronautical Engineering degree from Louisiana State University and has spent his career in the composites industry. From 2007 to 2017, he served as a technical consultant to the Performance Review Institute, a nonprofit operated by all of the world’s major airframe & engine manufacturers. Harry visited nearly every manufacturer of composite materials and composite aircraft parts worldwide, insuring adherence to specifications and providing technical advice.
Cindy Theodoropoulos Inside Sales Cindy has worked at Litzler since 2007 and works closely with fabricators and suppliers. She handles spare parts for new equipment and replacement parts for existing equipment. Phone: (216) 267-8020 x608
Taha Alhamed Field Service Manager Taha has worked for Litzler since 2000 and holds a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering. He is responsible for Litzler equipment assembly, installation, start-up, commissioning, and customer support. Phone: (216) 267-8020 x605
Bruce Schram Team Leader, Project Management
Andy Katzenmeyer Shop Supervisor
Benno Yu International Technical Manager
Bruce Schram Team Leader, Project Management Bruce is the Team Leader for Litzler projects and manages the project until completion. Bruce has worked for Litzler since 1992. Phone: (216) 267-8020 x645
Andy Katzenmeyer Shop Supervisor Andy has worked at Litzler since 1992. He manages the shipping and exporting of Litzler equipment within the United States and overseas.
Benno Yu International Technical Manager Benno has over 25 years of tire cord operation experience in Asia and throughout the world. Benno has installed and operated tire cord, conveyor belt, chafer and single end dipping machines.