OUR STORY

Since MDC opened in 1969, we have been producing unsurpassed boron diffusion surface treatments to enhance critical components while reducing maintenance time and cost. Experience our breakthrough BOROFUSE® boriding process and see why MDC is a trusted source in superior erosion protection. When wear and corrosion resistance is critical, BOROFUSE has you covered.

Meet The Management Team

For nearly 50 years, the innovative team at Materials Development Corporation has been both problem solvers and colleagues to our valued clients in the world’s leading industries including oil & gas production to aerospace, automotive, construction, textile, and many other engineering and manufacturing fields where quality performance is critical to staying ahead and saving money.

Chris Cataldo

Chris Cataldo

PRESIDENT & CFO

Since joining the MDC team in 2002, Chris has been vital in maintaining the company’s legacy as a global leader in wear and erosion protection. A trusted name since 1969, MDC was the first to develop a commercially viable boriding process. From troubleshooting to keeping the company and its finances running smoothly, Chris safeguards MDC’s legacy of excellence. He has 30 years of experience in manufacturing and management, a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from Cornell University, and is a graduate of General Electric’s prestigious Manufacturing Management Program. Chris was also the past president and general manager of Compudrive Corporation.

 

Paul Doherty

Paul Doherty

PRESIDENT EMERITUS

A creative visionary, strategic thinker and accomplished brand builder, Paul has a PhD in Materials Engineering and Applied Physics from Harvard. Throughout his life as an engineer and entrepreneur, he has worn many hats including consultant, before collaborating and founding MDC. Paul became president and successfully established MDC as a trusted name in boriding among industry leaders worldwide. He remained president until retiring from full-time work but remains a key member of the MDC staff.

Frank Galligani

Frank Galligani

GENERAL MANAGER (RETIRED)

A veteran and a pioneer with more than 40 years of experience, Frank has the vision and know-how to expertly navigate an ever-changing global marketplace. Besides managing MDC’s operations and overseeing client projects, Frank is a master at cultivating and maintaining trusted partnerships with our valued customers. A natural-born problem solver, Frank is the guy the MDC team can always count on for bringing effective solutions to the table.  

Dave Harraden

Dave Harraden

BRAZE/SCREEN PRODUCTION MANAGER

A business executive with 40+ years experience, Dave oversees the company’s end-to-end supply chain, including procurement, manufacturing, planning, quality assurance and logistics. Dave prides himself on team-based orientation and has the keen ability to develop procedures that increase efficiencies and enhance operations.

Rob MacRae

Rob MacRae

METALLURGICAL ENGINEER & BOROFUSE PRODUCTION MANAGER

Rob’s background in metallurgical engineering gives him a sophisticated grasp on even the most challenging wear and corrosion problems. An expert in failure analysis, his experience working with a wide variety of materials and nailing down solutions has made Rob MDC’s go-to guy for developing boriding processes that fit the exact needs of new and longtime customers. A valued member of MDC’s talented team, Rob understands that each client is unique. He focuses on delivering results that help our clients drive down costs and increase efficiency. He has a bachelor’s of applied science in materials science and engineering from the University of Toronto in Canada.

Mackenzie Martin

Mackenzie Martin

QUALITY MANAGER

Having worked in various quality roles for the past 13+ years, Mackenzie brings ISO 9001 expertise to MDC.  She has brought multiple organizations into compliance with ISO 9001 and achieved certifications for each.  She has experience with implementation, auditing and maintenance of multiple standards including AS9100, and understands the importance of supplying customers consistently good parts on time.  As Quality Manager, Mackenzie is the lead role in bringing MDC into compliance with AS9100 in order to obtain certification. She has a bachelor of science in business management from Metropolitan State University of Denver in Colorado and is a Certified Quality Engineer through the American Society of Quality.

Ray Pikulski

Ray Pikulski

MANAGER OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & MARKETING

Based in Houston, Ray seeks out to identify unique applications and work with new customers as they get acquainted with MDC.  With over 30 years in supply chain management of metal distribution Ray is knowledgeable and ideally poised to create long standing business relationships with our new and current customers. In addition, his experience gives him valuable insight into maintaining and improving the visibility of MDC’s branding though all forms of media as well as at conferences and trade shows.

Paul Kassner

Paul Kassner

BRAZE/SCREEN SUPERVISOR

A pro at creating and maintaining lasting business partnerships, Paul has 40+ years experience and is the company’s primary point person for suppliers and vendors. Leading teams in the management and production of foils, rings, braze products and filter screens, Paul is continually focused on delivering nothing less than the highest quality parts and products.