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Management Team

Wayne Close, Vice President Business Development

wayne-closeWayne joined Hastings Machine at the beginning of 2003; starting as the Manager of New Business Development, to become the Vice President of Business Development and a member of the Board of Directors.  Prior to Hastings, Wayne was the Quality Assurance Manager, then National Sales & Marketing Manager for a medium sized Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings manufacturer.  Prior to his PEMB roles; Wayne spent 20+ years in Class II Medical Devices in various growth roles; including Engineering/Technical design, Quality Assurance & Regulatory affairs, Certified as an  ISO-9000 Lead Auditor, Internal & 3rd Party Quality Systems Auditor.  He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing and Human Resources Management from Seton Hill University.

Wayne is married, has two sons, enjoys spending time with his family and numerous outdoor activities.

Phone: 814-247-6562 x#133  Cell: 814-659-5160


Tom Smychynsky, Director Manufacturing Engineering

Tom SmychynskyTom’s career path with Hastings Machine began in 1981 as a Machine Operator; he advanced through Shift Leader, Maintenance Manager, and Production Manager, to become HMC’s Director of Manufacturing Engineering. He is an NTMA Journeyman Machinist and Tool & Die maker.

Tom is married, has three children, and enjoys fishing & boating


Kevin Cunningham, Production Manager

Kevin CunninghamKevin’s broad range of experience began in 1981 as a Machine Operator with Hastings Machine; he advanced through Set-up, Maintenance, Quality Control, and Tool Sharpening responsibilities, to Shift Leader, Forklift Operator Trainer, and Shipping & Receiving Supervisor, to become HMC’s Production Manager.

Kevin is married and has three children.  Kevin is very active and enjoys hunting, fishing, farming, mountain biking, atv riding, and camping, as well as, competitive archery & small-bore rifle.


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