March 31, 2017

Our Team

Our Team

Our team at Special Metal Stamping is dedicated to designing and manufacturing in the USA. We create a strong support network throughout all of Ohio through our secondary options, and we look to help the city of Cleveland develop and grow stronger!

Phil Rankin, Daniel Shramo, Ryan Fredmonsky, Daniel Goulis, Merve Erdir

Phil E. Rankin


  • Bachelors from Univ of Iowa, MBA from University of Chicago
  • Several leadership positions with Amsted Industries, Federal Signal, and Precision Castparts
  • Brought new product development and innovation to Even Mix™
  • Building on the strong base of pneumatic tools. Building a strong product development and sales and marketing team
  • Greatly enhanced Even Mix's™ ability to design and manufacture new products and components
  • Dedicated to designing and manufacturing in the USA

Dan Shramo

Research & Development

  • 30+ years experience in design and product development in aerospace including NASA, heavy industry, and consumer products
  • After completion of his bachelors degree in Engineering he worked at several aerospace companies including NASA
  • Brings to Even Mix™ his wealth of engineering and design experience of electrical, electronic and mechanical systems
  • Responsible for all R&D efforts and supports operations and product design

David Ries

VP of Sales

  • Born and raised in Cleveland
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Montana.  He’s a Grizzly!
  • 20+ years in sales experience in a variety of industries
  • 10 years helping grow from a start-up to being publicly-traded
  • Dedicated to exceeding customer’s expectations every time through honesty and integrity

Ryan Fredmonsky

Vice President of Operations

  • 20+ experience in the field
  • Run the day to day operations in small business in manufacturing industry
  • Proficient in quoting, operations, and design engineering
  • Extensive experience in prototype manufacturing 
  • Responsible for operations for American Assembly Tools, Total Automation,  Even Mix™ and Special Metal Stamping

Merve Erdir

Marketing Analyst

  • MBA graduate from John Carroll University
  • Responsible for developing brands and improving marketing performance to drive revenue growth for Even Mix™, Total Automation Inc., Special Metal Stamping and American Assembly Tools