Alan HutchinsC. Alan Hutchins

Chief Executive Officer

Since: 1990
Tel: 409-938-4274

Chief Executive Officer: C. ALAN HUTCHINS
Alan started with A&A in 1978, working during summers. He joined the company full time in 1990 as a Machine Shop Coordinator, was promoted to Fab Shop Coord. in 1996, Fabrication Manager in 1999, General Manager in 2005, Vice-President in 2008 and President, CEO, and owner in 2009. His responsibilities include daily Management of the Manufacturing Facility and Staff. Alan works closely with the Corporate Accounting Manager to insure for the financial stability and integrity of A&A. Alan holds a B.S. in Engineering Technology (Manufacturing) from Texas A&M University.

David VasichkoDavid E. Vasichko

Chief Product Officer

Since: 1979
Tel: 409-938-4274

Chief Product Officer: DAVID E. VASICHKO
After completing his apprenticeship and six years as a Machinist, David became the Machine Dept. Foreman in 1988, was promoted to Department Manager in 2005, and Vice President and owner in 2009. He is responsible for supervising all the staff in the daily activities of the Machine Dept. and the CNC dept. including job planning, material takeoffs, and coordination between Machine and Fabrication Dept.’s.

Kraig WarrenKraig Warren

President & Chief Operating Officer

Since: 2013
Tel: 409-938-4274

President & Chief Operating Officer: KRAIG WARREN
Kraig joined A&A as Fabrication and Engineering Manager in May of 2013. He has over 20 years of manufacturing experience in industries ranging from high tech repetitive manufacturing to job shop discrete fabrication. His responsibilities have included technical and leadership roles ranging from manufacturing engineering, facility management, and plant management. Kraig holds a B.S. in Engineering Physics from Murray State University and an M.B.A. from University of Houston-Victoria.


Andy Kallinger

Fabrication and Field Operations Manager

Since: 2012
Tel: 409-938-4274

Fabrication and Field Operations Manager: ANDY KALLINGER
Andy attended Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) and has over 10 years experience in the petrochemical field in the fabrication of vessels, above ground storage tanks, and piping systems.

Bill Strabala

Machining Operations Manager

Since: 2013
Tel: 409-938-4274

Machining Operations Manager: BILL STRABALA
Bill started machining in 1990 at a small shop in Ohio doing maintenance machining and building engines. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1993, where he started Repairing Nuclear valves including valve seats overlayed with stellite for use on fast attack nuclear powered submarines. In 1995, Bill was stationed at Sima Norfolk where he served as a machinist doing urgent repairs to ships deploying from the Atlantic fleet. He left the Navy in 1997 where he went to work as a machinist in a job shop machining everything from 85 Ton overhead crane Frames and gear boxes to machining and assembling rail car movers for the railroad. In 1999, Bill was promoted to shop foreman where he oversaw the machine and fabrication shop while also doing the machining estimating. In 2009 , Bill was made plant Superintendent and performed that job until 2013 when he left Ohio for warmer weather in Texas and joined the A&A team. Now Bill oversees the daily machining operations and production of quality parts with approximately 20 direct reports. He reports to the Vice-President and Owner David V.

Marie Hammond

Accounting Manager

Since: 2011
Tel: 409-938-4274

Accounting Manager: MARIE HAMMOND
Marie started with A&A in 2011 and has over 20 years of experience in accounting with the last 15 being in manufacturing. Her expertise is in financial and cost accounting. Marie graduated from Central Missouri State University with a BSBA in Accounting and Finance in 1989 and earned her MA in Accounting in 1991.

Brian WilhelmBrian Wilhelm

Human Resources and Safety Manager

Since: 2022
Tel: 409-933-3707

Human Resources and Safety Manager: BRIAN WILHELM

Brian is the Human Resources Manager and Safety Manager for A&A.  He is responsible for the payroll and benefits administration, recruiting, hiring, and wellness program, as well as the safety of the employees.  Brian received an Associates degree in Electronic Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force, a Bachelor’s in Business Administration – Marketing from the University of Houston – Clear Lake, and a Master’s degree in Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  He has over twenty (20) years of experience in human resources and seven (7) years in safety.  Brian is a retired 30-year Air Force veteran.

Douglas BranchDouglas Branch

Information Technology and Systems Manager

Since: 2022
Tel: 409-933-3727

Information Technology and Systems Manager: DOUGLAS BRANCH

Douglas joined the A&A team in September 2022 as the Information Technology & Systems Manager. He has over 13-years of experience in maintaining network and computer equipment in a business setting. Computers have always been a passion of his and he continues to perfect his craft. Douglas holds an Associate of Arts (AA) with a minor in Computer Networking and System Administration from Texas State Technical College. Douglas interfaces with all members of A&A by managing the information technology system as well as keeping all network equipment healthy and working properly.

Jon Jenkins

Machine Purchasing

Since: 2004
Tel: 409-938-3724

Machine Purchasing: JON JENKINS
Jon is A&A’s Warehouse Coordinator and is responsible for all material handling and shipping/receiving at A&A. He oversees inventory items, receiving inspection and processing, receiving and control of customer owned materials and parts, sawing of material for jobs and coordinating shipping to all domestic and overseas customers.

Vincent PucciaVincent Puccia

Fabrication Purchasing

Since: 2021
Tel: 409-938-4274

Fabrication Purchasing: VINCENT PUCCIA

Stacey Zills

Systems Associate/Order Processing

Since: 2001
Tel: 409-933-3704

Order Processing and Systems Associate: STACEY ZILLS
Stacey is a customer liaison with responsibilities that include processing customer’s orders and electronically cataloging customer correspondence and drawings as well as internal engineered drawings.

Jan Cutting

Accounts Receivable

Since: 2003
Tel: 409-933-3724

Accounts Receivable: JAN CUTTING
Jan is responsible for the daily issuance of invoices to customers as well as the collection of those invoices – essential accounts receivable functions. In addition to her responsibilities here, Jan is an accomplished bassoonist that teaches and performs locally.

Jessica Johnson

Accounts Payable

Since: 2013
Tel: 409-938-3724

Accounts Payable: JESSICA JOHNSON
Jessica began working for A&A Machine & Fabrication in July of 2013. She works as part of the accounting team as the Accounts Payable Specialist. Prior to A&A, Jessica worked in sales as an Account Manager for 10 years.


Norin BouNorin Bou

Director of Sales

Since: 2017
Tel: 860-604-0581

Director of Sales: NORIN BOU
Responsible for Global Customer Relationship & Delivery for A&A.

Norin brings 16+ years of Lifecycle Engineering & Operations leadership experience to support our customers with Turnkey Design, Build & Install.

Focus Areas:

– LDPE High Pressure Engineering & Manufacturing

– LLDPE Equipment

– Fixed Equipment Plant Capital & Maintenance Projects

– Syngas New Build & Repair

Norin is from New York state with a B.S. in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from RPI and has resided in Texas since 2012. Currently in the Houston area with his wife and daughter and enjoys live sports and auto racing.

C. Patrick Hutchins

Account Representative

Since: 1983
Tel: 281-830-3322

Account Representative / Sales: C. PATRICK HUTCHINS
Patrick joined A&A in 1983 and served his apprenticeship through 1987. He spent the next 10 years as a machinist, developing skills in every area of the machine shop. In 1996 he became involved in sales, maintaining existing accounts. Patrick is now responsible for expanding A&A’s territory through both new and existing customers

Armando Guerra

Technical Sales Representative

Since: 2020
Tel: 409-502-6144

Technical Sales Representative: ARMANDO GUERRA
Armando is the Client Account Manager for A&A. He is responsible for managing and creating relationships with new and existing A&A Clients. He graduated with a B.S. in Finance from The University of Houston-Clear Lake. Armando has more than a decade of sales experience in multiple industries including Finance and Oil & Gas.

Damon ChenDamon Chen

Technical Sales Representative

Since: 2024
Tel: 409-938-4274

Technical Sales Representative: DAMON CHEN

Before joining A&A Machine & Fabrication, Technical Sales Representative, Damon Chen spent over a decade honing his extensive skills in sales, marketing, and customer relations in the oil and gas capital equipment machinery manufacturers. As a strong communicator, Damon takes extraordinary pride in building solid relationships with clients, whether on the phone, in person, or via email. He strives to always help clients as much as possible by being an active listener, discussing their current and potential issues, and providing effective solutions. Damon also enjoys the educational component of the Oil and Gas industry, as it offers many opportunities for business development.

Before joining A&A, Damon served as a regional sales manager and procurement manager, for two different machinery manufacturers, where he supervised junior sales and field service personnel and provided support on sales components and customer service to help grow their accounts. Because of his years of experience as a manager, he understands the importance of self-discipline and encouraging others, and is excited to apply his talents and experience to his new role at A&A Machine & Fabrication.

Machining & Fabrication / Manufacturing

Taylor Nyquist

Mechanical Engineer

Since: 2010
Tel: 409-938-4274

Mechanical Engineer: TAYLOR NYQUIST, PE
Taylor completed an internship at A&A in 2006 before graduating in 2008 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He worked at Cessna Aircraft before joining A&A in 2010. He is primarily responsible for generating engineering drawings for many of the Fabrication projects and earned his Professional Engineer’s license in 2014.

Raul Menchaca

Senior Designer

Since: 2014

Senior Designer: RAUL MENCHACA

Raul joined A&A in 2014 and works with engineering and project management to generate layouts and drawings for the fabrication and machining departments. His duties also include reverse engineering and 3D modeling using Inventor and AutoCAD. He graduated from ITT Institute in 1995 with a degree in computer-aided drafting technology.

Bryn HopsonBryn Hopson

Quality Manager

Since: 2024
Tel: 409-938-4274


Bryn started his career in quality and manufacturing in 1994, bringing to the table ample knowledge in, but not limited to NDE, welding, and code and standards compliance: ASME Sect. VIII, ASME B31.3, ASME B31.4/B31.8, API 1104, AWS D1.1, and ISO 9001. Additionally, he carries certifications in AWS CWI and ASNT ACCP VT Level II for general and pressure equipment. Previous certifications include Level II in accordance with SNT-TC-1A, Visual Inspection (VT), Magnetic Particle (MT), Liquid Penetrant (PT), Radiographic Interpretation (RTI), and Positive Material Identification (PMI). Prior to his joining A&A, Bryn spent the best part of 17 years running multiple shops simultaneously throughout the Houston area and spanning into Oklahoma.

Ryan Johnson

Lead QC Inspector

Since: 2010
Tel: 409-938-4274

Lead QC Inspector: RYAN JOHNSON

Steve PowersSteve Powers

Fabrication Superintendent

Since: 2022
Tel: 409-938-4274

Fabrication Superintendent: STEVE POWERS

Steve has spent the last twenty-four years mastering the art of welding, specializing in pipe and vessel fabrication. From crafting intricate designs to ensuring the safety and integrity of each project, Steve has honed his skills to a high level. Now as A&A’s Fabrication Superintendent, he is responsible for ensuring project schedule, overseeing budget and making sure quality requirements are achieved or exceeded. Steve brings valuable years of experience to the A&A team and contributes daily to the organization’s effectiveness.

Sergio Gonzalez

Fabrication Department Foreman

Since: 1997
Tel: 409-938-4274

Fabrication Department Foreman: SERGIO GONZALEZ
Sergio is the Fabrication Dept Foreman his specialties deal with LDPE Hp jacketed tubes, vessels and pipe spools.

Paul Ketchum

Technical Sales and Proposals

Since: 2011
Tel: 409-938-4274

Technical Sales and Proposals: PAUL KETCHUM
Paul joined A&A in 2011 to carry out Technical Sales and Proposals.

He worked for A&A from 1975 thru 1981 as Project Coordinator in the fabrication of LDPE cooler and reactor projects.

Paul holds a B.S. degree in Industrial Technology (manufacturing) from The University of Texas, Tyler. With over 35 years experience in manufacturing Paul can assist you with your requirements from design thru fabrication.

David Barrett

CNC Superintendent

Since: 1984
Tel: 409-938-4274

CNC Superintendent: DAVID BARRETT
David began working at A&A as a helper in the Fabrication Dept. for the summer of 1984. David continued his education and returned to A&A in May of 1985 as a full time employee working in the Fabrication Dept. In 1987 David began working as an apprentice in A&A’s CNC department. David continued to hone his skills over the years and now serves as CNC foreman, overseeing the CNC floor operations.

Chuck Mutina

Machine Dept Estimator

Since: 2014
Tel: 409-938-4274

Machine Department Estimator: CHUCK MUTINA
Chuck Mutina hired on with A&A in March of 2014 and was part of the manual machine shop. Chuck was given the offer of Machine Shop Estimator in January of 2015 but still makes time to work in the shop when he can. Prior to A&A, Chuck has 12 years experience in management and sales and an additional 9 years in manual and CNC machining.

Hurshell Morrison

Machining Superintendent

Since: 2018
Tel: 409-938-3718

Machining Superintendent: HURSHELL MORRISON

Hurshell joined the A&A Team in March of 2018 and brings with him over 25 years of machining experience. Hurshell oversees the daily machining operations and is responsible for the safety, quality, and profitability in his department. When not on call for A&A or not working the weekend, Hurshell can be found out on the golf course or riding the roads on one of his motorcycles.

Alex VargasAlex Vargas

Machining Foreman

Since: 2019
Tel: 409-938-4274

Machining Foreman: ALEX VARGAS

James MolinaJames Molina

Machining Coordinator

Since: 2023
Tel: 409-938-4274

Machining Coordinator: JAMES MOLINA

I received an Associate’s degree in Aerospace Maintenance from the Community College of the Air Force.

I served in the Air Force for 8 years, with 6 years being at Dyess AFB as a heavy aircraft mechanic on C-130 aircraft.  In my final 2 years of military service, I transitioned into Aircraft Structural fabrication working on F-16 Fighter aircraft where I designed, repaired, modified and fabricated aircraft, metal, plastic, composite, advanced composite, low observables, and bonded structural parts and components.

I was hired by A&A in 2023 as the machine shop coordinator; responsibilities include the movement of jobs between the Machining and Fabrication departments, updating customers on sales orders, initiating the billing process by completing and processing all documentation regarding work performed, and working closely with our shipping/receiving team to ensure all orders are delivered on time to both foreign and domestic customers.

Roy FloresRoy Flores Jr.

Project Manager

Since: 2023
Tel: 409-933-3709

Project Manager: ROY FLORES JR.

Roy joined A&A in February of 2023 as a project manager. He brings over 25 years of shop and field service experience in fabrication, welding, ASME code, field installation, and project management for the oil and gas as well as chemical industries.

Joel MeinertJoel Meinert

Project Manager

Since: 2023
Tel: 409-938-3752

Project Manager: JOEL MEINERT

Joel graduated in Petroleum Technology from Panola College. He has been in the oil & gas industry now for 16 years beginning in Pipeline Operations and facility Construction and installations. Joel’s responsibilities have included job foreman and leadership roles, Safety Director, Procurement management, and project management.