Mr. Talavera has 30 years of experience in the machining industry. He started as a Finish Polisher at Schwizer Metal Forming in Azusa, California. He then spent 4 years in the Navy where he was made a First Class Petty Officer, upon his discharge from the Navy, he went to work as a Millwright Apprentice, and General Machinist, at Monarch Machine in Whittier, Cal. He then worked as a toolmaker, Art has been with Votaw for 13 years and is presently the Manufacturing Manager. Art has had classes in NC Programming, Auto Cad Design, and many management seminars.