Meet the Team

Jeff Whittaker is president of American Cladding Technologies

Jeffrey Whittaker- President

A native and current resident of Massachusetts, Jeff holds a degree in Business Management from Westfield State University.  Jeff Whittaker started working at Joining Technologies in 2006, first in the Sales Department before moving into the Quality Control Department as an inspector. He quickly gained experience in a variety of departments but his home base was Quality Control.
In 2010, Jeff was named supervisor of Quality Assurance Systems and Logistics. At the same time, he retained responsibility for Quality Control at Joining Technologies Additive Division. He was accountable for the Quality Management System, which includes adjusting, maintaining, improving and auditing.
In 2015, Whittaker transitioned into Production Manager of the Additive Division while also overseeing quality functions at Joining Technologies.
In recognition of his leadership abilities, Jeff was named Operations Manager of the Additive Division in 2016.
In January 2017, he was appointed President of American Cladding Technologies.

Jeff says his strong background in sports has made an important difference to his career in business. “Through all my years in sports, I was relating to people, leading people…I understand what it means to be part of a team,” he says. “You have to strategize in sports and it’s very important in business. For me, the biggest thing is taking what sports has taught me and translating it into the business world.”

Scott Poeppel is chief engineer at American cladding technologies

Scott Poeppel - VP/Chief Engineer

Scott’s career spans 38 years with highlights from nuclear reactor operations & repair to materials processing using high powered lasers. .

In 2005, he accepted the “Laser Process Development Manager” position at Joining Technologies, Inc. in East Granby, CT. In 2007, Joining Technologies appointed him to head the company’s newly formed Laser Additive Division. In that role Scott brought his collective experience in industrial repair and laser processing together to deliver economical, laser additive solutions to a wide range of industries, including energy production, aerospace, petrochemical and transportation.

In January 2017, Joining Technologies announced the spinoff of their highly successful Laser Additive Division into its own corporation. American Cladding Technologies, Inc. was born and Scott is now the Vice President. In March 2017, American Cladding Technologies expanded to their new 26,000 ft2 facility in East Granby, CT.

Scott was trained in Nuclear Technology at the US Navy’s Schools of Electronics and Nuclear Power. He also served as Staff Nuclear Power Instructor for Westinghouse and the US Navy at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratories. He is named on two US patents pertaining to laser applications.


Noah Kosciusko - Quality Manager


Noah has been working in Quality Assurance for over 10 Years and has managed systems such as 

AS9100, ISO 13485, NADCAP, ASME, and FAA Repair Station.  He is Certified training in Lead Auditor and Risk management,  LSC Certified – Pratt and Whitney,  and a Certificated Repairman – FAA

Noah holds a BS In Molecular Biology and 8 years’ experience working in medical device manufacturing as well.  He has designed and implemented  the following program– Inventory Control Systems, Water delivery system sanitization, Supplier monitoring and Feedback, Training, Calibration and Preventive maintenance, Employee feedback and Engagement 

Out of work you will often find I'm listening to music in the kitchen as he prepares new recipes for family and friends.  

“The first step in doing anything, is saying you can”


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