CVM’s team is what’s kept us successful since 1990.  Each employee proudly contributes specialized talents and experience that allow us to offer high tech, innovative solutions to customers with all kinds of technical challenges.  CVM is small enough to give you prompt, personal attention, yet large enough to quickly allocate significant resources on any project.

Creative People

bob-cropped Bob Switek
President

Bob, Founder and President of CVM, graduated from Purdue University in Mechanical Engineering in 1972. He held several engineering positions with Clorox, Thiokol, Union Carbide, and Bechtel before beginning his consulting practice in the late 1970’s. In 1991, he founded CVM and continues to lead and manage the company in addition to designing and building custom machines.
Toby Switek
Vice President

Toby joined CVM with 10 years of business development, administration, and marketing experience in a variety of industries.  He oversees the administrative side of CVM as well as manages various projects and focuses on maintaining and developing new partnerships with vendors and customers.
Glen Garrettson
Engineering Director

Glen comes to CVM with nearly 20 years of experience in mechanical engineering, design for manufacturability, and manufacturing automation.  He graduated from University of California, Davis in Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering, holds a patent in fuel cell technology, and has held leadership positions across a range of industries.  His diverse background laid a foundation naturally crafted to head CVM’s engineering team in supporting the Bay Area’s thirst for innovative automation.  Overseeing the group, he enjoys navigating the creative process with all constituents.
Jeff Rydman
Sr. Mechanical Engineer

Jeff has nearly 30 years of experience in automation and capital equipment engineering and design.  Prior to joining CVM, Jeff has held engineering positions at Owens Design, Precise Automation, Asyst Technologies, and BYE/Oasis Engineering.  He holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering from San Jose State University, and a patent in Equipment Front End Automation.
Justin Osborn
Electro-Mechanical Technician

Justin joined CVM with experience and passion in automation.  He has experience as a Navy technician deployed overseas working on helicopter electrical systems, and domestically has worked in facilities using electromechanical controls which he’s both maintained and advanced.  He’s lead teams of technicians responsible for keeping lines safe and operational, as well as developed systems to execute proactive maintenance and upgrades.  Justin has experience programing a range of plc’s, panel wiring, troubleshooting mechanical and electrical problems, and metal fabrication.
Prashant Ghaiy
Mechanical Engineer

Prashant graduated from UCR in 2016 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and concentration in design and manufacturing of mechanisms.  There, among other accomplishments, he held a key role in leading the formula SAE race car powertrain team to competition, marking the school’s second attempt in the school’s history.  His passion for engineering and design along with a genuine thirst for knowledge and collaborative attitude makes him a strong asset to engineering team.
Doug Fahrney
Manufacturing Specialist – Part Time

Doug has over 40 years of experience in the shop environment. He has considerable experience in manual and CNC machining and programming. He has spent the last 10 years managing the Clorox R&D shop, responsible for difficult, unique experimental parts as well as fabrication of parts used in production machines. His duties at CVM include responsibility for the day to day management of the machine shop, CNC programming, machining, scheduling, planning and estimating.
Mig and Tig Welding Paul Widergren
Fabrication Project Manager

Paul is the fabrication shop lead-man: Another multi-talented craftsman with excellent skills in welding, sheet metal and fabrication. He is also skilled in fabrication design; competent in both AutoCAD and SolidWorks. Paul has been with CVM since 1995.
Marty Turkington
Fabricator/Machinist

Marty has been a metal worker since 1972. He is a fine craftsman with a wide range of skills, including journeyman machinist, welder, fabricator, and woodworker. Marty has been with CVM since 1996.
Mike Berezovsky
Shop Manager

Mike is a creative and seasoned journeyman machinist with decades of experience in both manual machining and CNC programming.  He has worked as a precision machinist, tool & die maker and R&D experimental machinist.  His broad experience allows him to lead CVM’s talented shop supporting our customers with quality and efficient manufacturing processes.
Cory Alden
Journeyman Machinist/ CNC Programmer

Cory started with CVM in 2006 as a shop helper.  He then successfully completed CVM’s machinist apprenticeship program, and is now at a journeyman level and an integral part of the shop.  He spends most of his time operating manual and CNC mills and lathes as well as assembling tools and machines.

 Doreen Fanua

Administrative Assistant 

Doreen joined CVM in 2014.   She is your first point of contact when walking into CVM.    Doreen provides administrative support to the CVM team.

 Chad Felipe
Machine Operator 

Chad has been part of the CVM team since 2012.  He spends him time operating CNC and manual mills and lathes.  Chad also helps assembling machines and mechanical mechanisms
 Richard Gomez
Shop Assistant 

Richard joined CVM with 9 years experience in a CNC shop managing a team of operators, setting up and running equipment.  A fast paced and efficient worker, CVM’s variety of work is allowing him to branch out and quickly come up to speed on new equipment, skills, and process.  A valuable member of the team willing to jump in on whatever the task.
CJ Tousley
Welder

CJ has been welding since before he could drive a car.  He comes to us with a natural talent in the trade, and experience in a variety of shops working on a range of styles and types of welding.  That background coupled with a positive can-do attitude makes a perfect fit for the team.  With hobbies that match his day to day work at CVM, we welcome his experience, passion, and craftsmanship.