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.

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.

Socorro Velasco – General Manager
Socorro has over 30 years of knowledge and experience in the plating industry. Socorro’s extensive background as a general manager helps her focus on maintaining customer relations, production planning and overall company success.

Emilie Kriech – Administrative Services Manager
Emilie has a Bachelor’s degree in English and over 20 years in the accounting and business management industries. Emilie oversees daily financial operations, human resource needs and customer service management.