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Francois Baril

Francois Baril


Francois joined AMT in 2014. Prior to joining AMT, Francois served in a number of senior leadership roles in the foundry industry. Most recently he was President ESCO Turbine Technologies Group and Senior Vice President of ESCO Corporation. Francois also held other positions including Business Unit Leader for ESCO’s Industrial Casting Division; Site Manager for ESCO Ltd. and Managing Director for ESCO Europe. He holds a Pure and Applied Science Diploma from Collège Laflèche; a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University; and an MBA from York University.

Lenny Brandel

Lanny Brandel

Engineering Director

Lanny and his wife Beth acquired AMT in 1988 and developed the company into a state-of- the-art investment casting foundry! After having performed all roles at AMT and pro-actively implementing a smooth ownership transition, Lanny and Beth sold the business to Francois, John and Ryan. Lanny remains fully engaged as ever as AMT’s Engineering Director. Prior to acquiring AMT, Lanny was a Senior Design Engineer with ABB Corporation and was also licensed as a Professional Engineer. Lanny received his BS in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.).

Ryan Pillsbury

Patrick Cole

QA Manager

Patrick joined AMT in 2019. Prior to AMT, Patrick was Supplier Quality Engineering Supervisor for Amphenol Aerospace. He has also served as Process/Quality Engineer for GE Aviation, Design and Project Engineer for Amphenol Aerospace, and Production Supervisor at FrieslandCampina. Patrick has experience in Quality, Auditing, Design, and Manufacturing within Aerospace businesses. Patrick holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Binghamton University.

Craig Hale

Craig Hale

Operations Manager

Craig joined AMT in 2015. Prior to AMT he worked at ESCO Turbine Technologies as Operations Manager, Business Unit Manager, Manufacturing Manager and Synchronous Management Leader. Craig worked at an FAA Repair and IGT overhaul facility, held an FAA Repairman’s certificate and has experience as Field Service Supervisor and Quality Supervisor in the Turbine Service industry. He was also certified as a NDT Level II technician in Magnetic Particle, Liquid Penetrant, Radiographic and Electromagnetic Testing. Craig received his Electrical Engineering Technology degree from Mohawk Valley Community College.

John Oneil

John O’Neill

Vice President and General Manager

John joined AMT in 2014. Prior to AMT, John was Group Vice President for ESCO Turbine Technologies. He has also served as President and Site Manager of ESCO Turbine Technologies-Syracuse, Managing Director of ESCO Europe, and General Manager of Operations for ESCO's Steel Distribution Division. John has experience in foundry, manufacturing, and distribution businesses with a B.A. in Accounting and a B.A. in Business Administration, each from Carroll College.

Ryan Pillsbury

Ryan Pillsbury

Vice President Sales and Engineering

Ryan joined AMT in 2007. Prior to his current role, he was AMT’s Operations Manager leading the company through its modernization and expansion phase. Ryan also held other positions including Purchasing and Process Control Manager as well as various other roles throughout AMT’s manufacturing operations. He received his BS in Technology Management with a Minor in Business Administration from State University of New York College at Oswego.

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