Jeff Derda worked for 10 years as the Operations Manager at Electronics Inc. He is now an Instructor for EI Shot Peening Training and he continues to oversee the manufacturing of the EI Almen strips, from the sourcing of materials, to production and testing. In 2007, he developed the EI Almen Strip Consistency Testing program that verifies the consistency of the strips. In addition to EI strips, he has tested the most popular brands on the market today and has compiled a comprehensive library on their performance data. Due to his experience and knowledge base, Mr. Derda has become a trusted advisor for customers on the correct usage of Almen strips in a quality shot peening process.
Mr. Derda was previously employed as Engineering Manager for divisions of Torrington Bearings, SKF Bearings, and RBC. He has over 18 years experience in metalworking and metal processing along with a background in metallurgy and metal treating. Mr. Derda has also worked in the plastics and fiberglass industries. He is a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.