Aerobraze Engineered Technologies USA Welcomes New Business Leaders

We are pleased to announce the addition of Ed Ridge as Chief Operating Officer for Aerobraze Engineered Technologies, a division of Wall Colmonoy. Plants located in Cincinnati and Oklahoma City.

A strategic business and tactical operations management executive, Ed has extensive experience leading manufacturing engineering companies to strong operational and financial results. With more than 25 years directing multi-site manufacturing organizations to increased efficiencies within a lean Six Sigma work environment.

At Aerobraze, Ed is building a WORLD CLASS team utilizing his expertise to execute a disciplined manufacturing and strict quality control process. He is focusing on technology, innovative applications and new business development.

Ed previously led an international engineering company manufacturing components for aerospace, industrial gas turbine and automotive markets.

He holds an MBA certificate from the United Kingdom’s Cranfield School of Management as well as a BSME and MSME from the University of Michigan.  Achieving a Black Belt Lean Six Sigma Certification, Ed is a business leader in lean principles.

Ed Ridge may be reached at 513-842-4200, ext.4211 or

Joining the Aerobraze team and bringing over 15 years of experience in the aerospace and gas turbine industries, Rick Washnock is highly regarded for building customer partnerships and program management. Washnock’s leadership positions include directing manufacturing plants in castings, forgings, machining, fasteners, and fabrications.

Washnock will provide leadership, direction and customer relations support to Aerobraze’s US-based Cincinnati and Oklahoma City manufacturing sites. His focus will be developing new and existing customers in the aerospace and power energy industry.

Rick Washnock holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Morehead State University in Industrial Education/Technology. Rick is Six Sigma Greenbelt certified and a practitioner of Lean and Continuous Improvement.

Rick Washnock can be reached at 513-842-4212 or

About Aerobraze Engineered Technologies

Aerobraze Engineered Technologies is a division of Wall Colmonoy that manufactures engineered components and provides technological solutions for aerospace, energy, defense and transportation industries.

The division meets aerospace quality standards in applications using the process of brazing, surfacing, welding, thermal processing, fabricating, machining and overhauling.

Quality standards include: ISO9100, AS9100 Revision C, EASA.145.6085, Nadcap approvals in brazing, heat treat, welding, coating, NDT and chemical processing, along with FAA-Repair License and a FAA-DER on staff allows the division to meet all our customer high standards.

Known for our unique proven way of creating engine-ready components, we pride ourselves on long-term strategic customer collaboration that produces value-added ideas and creative solutions.

Combining 70 years of engineering technology with a progressive, visionary outlook, Aerobraze Engineered Technologies offers customers the kind of trusted, customized expertise that results in smart innovation and shared growth.

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