American Wire EDM

We have a very talented team at American Wire EDM –  learn more  about our experienced staff below. 

Meet our Prototype & Short-Run, Inc. team. 

Jack McDevitt

Jack McDevitt

General Manager
Direct Line: 714-524-3360 x 101
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While working for a stamping company Jack saw that the need for prototyping was becoming more of an issue every day. No one was satisfied. Customers never got parts to print and in-house people hated doing custom parts. A magazine article in 1989 describing the capabilities of the Baltec CNC-Controlled hydraulic punch press became the foundation of what is today – Prototype and Short-Run Services, Inc.

The Baltec allowed disc drive, medical, electronic, aerospace, and even other large stamping companies to get small quantities of ultra-precision parts for testing before committing to large, expensive tooling. Since then, customers have driven the company into many new areas including larger production runs of specialty parts and lately precision Wire EDM parts from eight brand new Mitsubishis.


Brenden Petrich

EDM Operator
Direct Line: 714-524-3360

Meet New Jersey native and 8-year veteran of Wire EDM, Brenden Petrich best known for building computer hardware. This father of 2 is a loyal sports fan, Star Wars enthusiast and proud member of the 501st legion – “Vader’s Fist”, promoting interest in Star Wars through building and wearing costumes for Star Wars events. You may find him dressed as Darth Vader on the weekends at local costumed charity events.

Luis Monroy

EDM Programmer & Operator
Direct Line: 714-524-3360

Luis is our expert Tool and Die Maker with over 35 years’ of experience! His resume includes Senior Programmer on CNC, 5 Axis, Lathe, and Wire EDM. You can find him on Sunday’s watching his favorite football team, The New England Patriots.


Greg Bartlett

Inside Sales
Direct Line: 714-524-3360 x105
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Greg has over 38 years of manufacturing experience dating back to 1982, with diverse expertise in stamping, CNC machine & EDM. His skill set in production management, sales, quoting, purchasing, and job travelers ensures he will see your project through from beginning to end.

Outside of work, he enjoys metal forming, welding and brazing unique handmade items.

Sheryl Birone

Sheryl Birone

Field Sales & Marketing
Direct Line: 714-732-1917
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Sheryl has over 20 years of experience in Sales and Marketing and has been the Sales and Marketing point person at Prototype & Short-Run Services and American Wire EDM for over 7 years. She’s proudly from Ohio, mother to an incredible 8-year-old daughter and played collegiate tennis.

Lulu Montoya

Lulu Montoya

Office Manager
Direct Line: 714-524-3360 x 102
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Lulu has been with Prototype for 14 years now and has over 30 years in the accounting industry. She has 6 grown children and 14 grandchildren that keep her very busy when not in the office.

Marcy Perez

Marcy Perez

Direct Line: 714-524-3660
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We’re pleased to introduce our new team member, Marcy Perez – Receptionist for Prototype & Short-Run Services, Inc. and American Wire EDM. Marcy joins our talented team with 15 years in NDT Aerospace Customer Services under her belt. She’s also a California Native and a Soccer Mom to her two wonderful children.


Alex Melgar

Machine Operator
Direct Line: 714-524-3660 x 119

Alex has over 12 years of experience as a CNC machinist for the R&D industry and five years in the Wire EDM & Tooling Industry. He is originally from South America but has been in CA for 28 years. He is a soccer enthusiast and cheers for the American football 49ers.