About Us

Prodigy Surface Tech specializes in critical plating applications for components used in the medical, military, aerospace and semi-conductor equipment industries.  Companies ranging from start-ups to mature industries have used Prodigy Surface Tech’s specialty services for limited to full-scale production or to aid in the research and development of new products.  Reliability is our strongest attribute.  We have a stable, dedicated workforce with decades of experience working together.  Some of our customers have been with our management team for more than thirty years.


John Shaw – President / CEO / Founder
John has a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and 30 years of plating experience. He is an expert designer and engineer working with many industries to develop a wide variety of processes and production lines. John has 22 years of experience in quality assurance and documentation including AS9100:2009, ISO 9001:2008 and NADCAP.

Mark Danitschek – Chairman / COO / Founder
Mark has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry with a minor in Business Management. His 39 years of experience is divided between process development, process control and administration.  Mark has extensive experience growing businesses from infancy to full-scale operation and is knowledgeable in every aspect of the plating process.

Jim Kikoshima – Manufacturing Manager / Founder
Jim’s 34 years of knowledge and experience in precious metals and chemistry offers great benefits to our customers. He is particularly talented in process design, development, and implementation.  His emphasis on efficiency is a benefit to our customers and the company.

Randy Souza – Production Manager
Randy has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and 34 years of experience.  His expertise in engineering and facilities enables efficient production.  Randy knows what is important to our customers and is able to communicate processes with individuals in management, engineering, and production alike.

Simi Hundal – QA Manager
Simi has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering.  Simi is the newest member of our management team.  She has been able to assimilate many new and complex projects ranging from reorganizing the analysis lab, ensuring environmental and regulatory compliance and helping us qualify for AS9100:2009 and NADCAP.