Steven Chavez, President

Steven began his career in the metalworking industry at the age of 18 as General Manager of Billet Concepts, a California machinery company producing aftermarket components and accessories for the motorcycle industry. After relocating to Colorado, Steven joined J & B Machine in 2011 to head up CNC Machining operations and oversee quality control functions. He was promoted to General Manager two years later and then acquired the firm in 2015 when the company’s founder retired. Steven and his wife live in Timnath, Colorado and he enjoys spending time with his newborn son.

Joe Warner, Shop Foreman
Joe joined J & B as a welder in 2013 with 15 years of experience in a variety of machining and fabrication environments. After two years, he was promoted to Shop Foreman, responsible for overseeing all aspects of day-to-day floor operations. Joe is a certified welder and is working toward his CWI certification. In his off time, he enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his family, especially hunting and four wheeling.

Ryan Friesth, General Manager

Ryan Friesth serves as the General Manager at J & B Machine, a contract manufacturer serving the greater Denver metro area. A 20-year veteran of the manufacturing industry, Friesth has risen through the ranks from apprenticeship to his current management role with the company. During that time, he’s developed a wide range of skills as a CNC machinist.

As General Manager, Friesth is tasked with new business development, maintaining production schedules for all current manufacturing projects, and ensuring that J & B Machine’s clients are satisfied with the company’s high-quality output – always delivered on time and on budget. A native of Colorado Springs, Friesth studied engineering technology and mechanical engineering at Aims Community College in Greeley, Colorado.

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