Our Team

Joyce Essman

Swivel-Tek’s owner for the past 3 years since her husband, John Essman, Swivel-Tek’s Founder passed away unexpectedly.  Joyce has been involved the precision machine manufacturing business since she and John married in 1969.  She embraced the opportunity to take over following John’s death and continues to make him and  her family proud every day.  Joyce enjoys golf and has 2 daughters that occasionally help her with the business Stephanie and Coleen.  Joyce also has 2 grandchildren Kaiden and Finnegan.

Scott Keesecker

Swivel-Tek’s Director of Operations for more than 20 years, Scott is a very skilled machinist and proficient in set ups.  Scott is knowledgeable in materials with regard to brass, steel and aluminum and keeps Swivel-Tek running 24-7, lights out.  Scott’s rapport with our customers and availability is extremely appreciated and favorably commented on by our customers.  Scott is married and has 3 grown children Andrea, Dustin and Chase and 2 granddaughters and 1 grandson.

Doug Peterson

Doug joined Swivel-Tek in 2014 after spending more than 26 years with Power and Sons.  Doug excels in set ups, machining and machine maintenance.  Doug is married to his wife, Julie and they have 2 children. In his spare time, he enjoys camping and the great outdoors.

Ron Harter

Ron has been a valued employee of Swivel-Tek since day one.  He is an accomplished machinist trained in both multiple spindles and CNC and Swiss machines.  Before joining Swivel-Tek he work at ARO for 10 years in their print shop.  In his spare time, Ron likes to work on his cars.  Ron feels the best part about working at Swivel-Tek is the laid back atmosphere.

Janet Custer

Janet has been with Swivel-Tek since it began and is our assembly guru.  Janet is married to her husband, Dave and they have one daughter Amy.  Janet enjoys spending her free time with her 2 precious granddaughters.  Janet feels the best part about working at Swivel-Tek is the fact that she is always busy and never runs out of something to do.

Coleen Bridges

Coleen Bridges is Swivel-Tek’s Director of Business Development.  Coleen graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Journalism and Broadcasting.  While at OSU, she was a scholarship on Women’s Golf team.  Following graduation, she worked as a publicist for NBC-TV working on hit shows such as “Friends,” “Seinfeld” and “Mad About You.”  In 1998, she went to work for Swivel-Tek in a sales role where she stayed for 9 years.  After leaving Swivel-Tek, she entered Pharmaceutical and Medical sales for 5 years before becoming a Practice Administrator for a start up Allergy/Immunology office that grew from 1 office to 4 in just 2 years.  Coleen returned to Swivel-Tek in May of 2016 in the role of business development.  She has been married to her husband, TJ, for 18 years and has a 12 year old daughter named Kaiden and a 6 year old son, named Finnegan.

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