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Adcole President and CEO Jeff Walker

Jeff Walker

President & CEO

Jeff joined Adcole as VP Global Sales and Marketing in 2017 and was promoted to President and CEO in 2018. He is responsible for global sales operations and manages the North American offices, as well as international operations located in Germany, China and Japan. Jeff is also responsible for Adcole’s marketing communications, strategic product marketing, and corporate development focusing on partnerships, joint ventures and acquisitions.

Jeff has over 20 years of sales, sales management, business development and marketing experience with a variety of high-tech industrial firms—most recently with Olympus and Thermo Fisher Scientific. His position prior to joining Adcole was Vice President of global sales and marketing for the analytical instruments business unit at Olympus. Previous to his commercial experience, Jeff worked as a process engineer and product engineer for a specialty carbon and graphite manufacturer.

Jeff holds a BS degree in Ceramic Engineering from Alfred University.

Claudia McCann


Claudia is Adcole’s CFO, and oversees all aspects of the accounting, finance and treasury functions for Adcole Corporation and all subsidiaries. In addition, Claudia manages the ERP systems and IT. She joined Adcole in 2015.

Prior to joining Adcole, Claudia was CFO for Carla’s Pasta, Inc. in South Windsor, CT. Additionally, she served in senior leadership finance roles for ITW Converted Products and Norgren Inc.

Claudia holds a BS degree from Central Connecticut State University and a Master of Accounting degree from the University of Hartford.

Adcole VP of Engineering Steve Corrado

Stephen Corrado

VP of Engineering

Stephen has been with Adcole since 1984. Prior to becoming Vice President of Engineering in 2012, he spent over 28 years serving in various mechanical engineering roles within the company. Steve has been a major contributor to the design and development of many of the gage models that Adcole offers. He is responsible for all mechanical and electronic design functions in the Adcole gaging division.

Steve earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University in 1980, and began his career as a Modal Analysis Engineer at Heald Machine Company in Worcester, MA prior to joining Adcole.

Adcole Operations Director Gordon Scott

Gordon Scott

Operations Director

Gordon joined Adcole as the Operations Director in 2016. He has over 25 years of manufacturing operations management experience and is responsible for Metrology (Gaging) operations including: Production, Materials and Quality. He is also responsible for Field Service in the US, Canada, Brazil, India and Mexico.

Prior to joining Adcole, Gordon held several managerial roles at ITW-Speedline Technologies and served as General Manager at both Polymer Corporation and HBM, Inc.

He holds a BSME from Northeastern University and an MBA from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Adcole VP of Software Development William Smith

William Smith

Director of Software Strategy

William has been with Adcole since 1988 and was the Director of Software Development for 14 years prior to becoming Vice President of Software Development in 2014. Will has worked closely with Adcole’s customers to develop specialized analysis tools for their camshaft, crankshaft and piston projects. He has been instrumental in creating and expanding the Chatter Analysis tools in Adcole’s gage software.

Prior to joining Adcole, Will worked at General Electric with a team of software developers in the Fan and Compressor Aero Group.

Will received a BS in Mathematics from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

Nitin Chaphalkar

Director of Corporate Strategy & Business Development

Nitin brings 15+ years of experience to the Director of Corporate Strategy & Business Development, having served in engineering, team leader, and management roles at DMG MORI USA and Mori Seiki USA. Chaphalkar is skilled at new product development and commercialization, business case preparation and market research for new ventures, product management, market analysis for new technologies, market strategies, cross functional team leadership, and international business.

Chaphalkar holds a Master in Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Davis and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Pune University. He is an advisor to the National Science Foundation and holds 4 patents focused on rotating a cutting insert, compound machining method and apparatus, grind hardening method and apparatus, and measuring apparatus and method.

Rainer Isselhorst

Adcole GmbH Managing Director

Rainer serves as Managing Director of Adcole GmbH. He has a strong sales and engineering background, with experience as a European Head of Sales for Adcole GmbH and as a Sales Engineer at Adcole GmbH. Prior to those roles, Rainer held positions in Sales at Siemens AG, and as a Sales Engineer at MBP Mathematical Consulting and Programming Service.

Rainer holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and Electronics from the University of Applied Sciences, Bochum.

Ben Lin

Executive Director Adcole Asian Operations (Shanghai)

Ben is the Executive Director Adcole Asian Operations. He joined Adcole in 1999 and has nearly two decades of experience working in major Asian markets with various agents and resellers, plus a strong engineering background that enables him to conduct technical sales and develop applications that meet customer requirements. Ben set up Adcole Measurement Equipment (Shanghai) in 2004 and currently serves as corporate representative. He pioneered establishment of the sales and field service framework in Adcole Indian market. Ben is also a board member of Adcole Far East (Japan). Prior to joining Adcole, Ben worked as a business partner to develop Adcole Chinese market.

Ben holds a 5-year undergraduate degree in Optical Instrumentation and a graduate degree in Precision Engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. He was a visiting scholar at Optodyne, Inc. of Los Angeles, CA and he has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Clark University, Worcester, MA.


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