Nick Buchda has been named Business Development Manager for Apache’s Contract Manufacturing group. Nick has been working at Apache for nearly 15 years. 

Nick will be in charge of managing projects and increasing contract manufacturing sales for Apache’s Contract Manufacturing group, located out of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.  Apache offers laser cutting, gantry drilling, punch and brake press services, ASME certified welding and passivation and electro-polishing services.
He has moved from an apprentice program to lead welder to supervisor of Contract Manufacturing.  Prior to his new Business Development position, Nick was an Estimator and Industrial Engineering Technician.

The newest addition to Apache’s contract manufacturing group is automatic tank head making equipment. “We have extra capacity with this state-of-the-art equipment,” says Nick Buchda. “I plan to grow head making to gain a solid position in the market place.”

Monica Planasch, who previously held the position, has moved into Parts Sales Management for both Apache and Mepaco, Apache's food processing equipment group.