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Colin Hogarth President

Earned BS Degree in Business from SUNY Plattsburgh in 2012. Worked part-time at K&H through high school and college. After college, I joined the team full-time and continued working my way through the shop. During my time here, I have shadowed every department with my strongest focus and passion being in the foundry. Starting with Plaster Molding and eventually working in each division of the foundry, I loved every second of it. Following my tenure in the foundry, the next logical and desired step was to move into the office. Having grown up hearing about, and visiting K&H, it became a family member to me. I am thankful for all I have learned along the way and am happy to be following in the footsteps of my father, and mentor, Steve Hogarth. I am truly grateful to be able to carry on the legacy, and future, of K&H.

Interests: Enjoying time with family – my wife, Carly, and three children Nolan, Tenley, and Valerie. I love the outdoors – fishing, hiking, ice hockey, snowboarding, and music.

Frank Warner Vice President

I started working at K&H in February of 2000 as an entry-level CNC machine operator. Over the years with the help of great coworkers, I learned how to program our proto traks (conversational code) and CNC machining centers using G code. I have multiple classrooms, as well as in-house training sessions for 2D and 3D machining in Mastercam. K&H has allowed me to grow internally and continue my career with a company that feels like family. With the great team and atmosphere we have here, I feel like we can accomplish anything.

At K&H Precision, I am currently sharing the responsibilities of day-to-day scheduling and operations along with quoting and customer relations.

Interests: camping, snowmobiling, ATVs, motorcycle riding, and my family and friends.

Cheryl VanSon Office Manager/Human Resources

Earned Associate’s Degrees in Accounting and Data Processing in 1981. Worked in customer service in the banking industry until becoming a licensed home daycare provider to stay home with my children. In 1993, entered a partnership co-managing all aspects of a local plumbing company for 12 years. Started working at K&H in 2006 as an Administrative Assistant, moving into my current position in 2015.

Interests: My children, grandchildren, extended family and friends, as well as my motorcycle!

Steve Hogarth Founder

Earned a Journeyman Pattern Maker certificate from Gleason Works in Rochester NY in 1979. Went on to learning the Precision Pattern and Plaster Mold casting at East Pattern and Model Corporation from 1981 through 1985. In August 1985, went into a business partnership with David Knebel founding K&H Products, a two-man pattern shop in Honeoye Falls NY.

K&H grew at a comfortable rate through diverse economic climates gaining experience and knowledge continuously to reach its current 40 employees housed in a 20,000 sq ft facility remaining within Honeoye Falls. In 2004, David, as planned, retired and Steven bought his interest which has continued its growth. In September 2009, K&H Precision Products Inc. earned its Quality Management System Certified to ISO 9001:2015 for total compliance and implementation of the K&H Quality Assurance System. Plans are continually made and implemented for the future of K&H Precision Products Inc.

Interests: Spending time with my wife and 3 children – Ryan, Colin, and Makenzie, lake life, water sports, hiking, snowshoeing, camping, and travel.