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Owned and operated in the United States—Kittyhawk, Inc. was founded in 1981 to provide premium Hot Isostatic Pressing services to a growing number of critical industries. We’re proud of our people and what we do.

Our mission began with a single HIP unit backed by a passionate team and has grown over generations into a large-scale operation across multiple facilities. We work everyday to provide excellent, timely and economical services to our customers. The Kittyhawk team serves organizations from the aerospace, defense, automotive, oil & gas, medical, commercial industries and more with quick and efficient turnaround of parts run to exact specifications.

Executive Team


Brandon Creason

As the President of Kittyhawk, Brandon Creason brings more than 20 years of progressive sales, marketing, operations, and management experience to lead our growing team. He has been a proud member of the organization since 2005—and has been an enthusiastic innovator driving sales activities and developing support systems for the Hot Isostatic Pressing services Kittyhawk provides to clients worldwide.

Brandon has demonstrated success in bringing people and technology together. He stays focused on streamlining manufacturing processes while overseeing financial controls, budgets, strategic planning, performance measurement, production schedules, and staff development. He has also committed to providing increased value for our clients by expanding production capabilities at our California headquarters and opening an additional facility in Oregon.

Brandon Creason holds a B.A. in Communication from San Diego State. He previously performed the Business Development Manager role at Kittyhawk and was a member of the national sales team at CareerBuilder.

Chief Financial Officer

Daniel Bednar

Daniel Bednar is the Chief Financial Officer of Kittyhawk and has more than 25 years of experience in finance, accounting, operations, and business intelligence. Since joining the company in 2019, Daniel’s responsibilities have grown to include operational and financial strategy, assessment of expansion opportunities, bank compliance, and risk management.

Daniel oversees all aspects of the company’s finance, accounting, tax, and treasury activities in his capacity as CFO. Prior to Kittyhawk—Daniel spent over 10 years with the Motor Trend Group. He has held a number of prominent financial and operational roles throughout his career, including SVP Business Intelligence and SVP Finance. Daniel began his career as an associate at Price Waterhouse.

Daniel Bednar earned an M.B.A. degree in Finance from the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Operations Team

Brian Mascarenas

Production Manager

Garden Grove, CA

Melissa Marquez-Silva

Quality Assurance Manager

Garden Grove, CA

Ramon Martinez

Production Manager

Canby, OR

Brice Winney

General Manager

Albany, OR

Bob Lewis

Quality Assurance Manager

Albany, OR

Josh Morris

Engineering Manager

Albany, OR