Our People Are Our Greatest Asset In Producing The World's Finest Valve Seat Inserts
Technical Staff

Our Technical Team Brings Unparalleled Experience To Every Project.

Our people are our greatest asset in producing the world’s finest valve seat inserts. Our technical staff makes quality and efficiency a top priority.

Dan Bancroft – Director of Quality, has been with L.E. Jones since 1980. He holds Bachelor of Science degrees in both Applied Physics and Mathematics. Daniel has a thorough understanding of all areas of the manufacturing process—and how those areas interact—in addition to quality problem solving and process capability.

Leading problem-solving activities, meeting the challenges of new part design, and sharing knowledge with others are some of Daniel’s favorite aspects of his position at L.E. Jones.

Paul Qiao – Director of Materials Development, has been with L.E. Jones since 1997. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical/Metallurgical (major/minor) Engineering, an M.S. in Materials Science & Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering.

Paul is particularly interested in non-equilibrium alloy systems and their processing, materials testing, and failure analysis. He enjoys employing science and engineering principles to continuously advance the company’s production and product applications.

Todd Trudeau – Senior Product Engineer, has been with the company since 1995. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Prior to joining L.E. Jones, he was with General Motors Powertrain. In addition to other areas, Todd is an expert in valve seat insert analysis, valve-train failure analysis, and valve/insert materials parings.

He most enjoys working with customers’ valve-train and cylinder head engineers on projects to improve valve-train performance and advance mutual understanding of this complex system.