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About A.E. Machine
Quality Assurance PolicyWe implemented and maintain a Quality Management System that assures products and services are provided in accordance with customer requirements and we strive for continuous improvement per ISO 9001:2015 requirements. A.E. Machine Works, Inc. is a certified ISO 9001:2015 facility.
Meet The Executive Team of A.E. Machine Works
Brandon Kocher – President
Brandon graduated from Texas Tech University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in international business. With over 16 years of experience in the manufacturing industry, Brandon is an expert at new customer acquisition and customer solution-oriented sales. His frontline experience of managing sales across a multitude of industries and customers is a testament of his abilities. Brandon has extensive experience in project management, quality control, non-conformance management, and operations in various machine shops and other industries.
When he’s not at work, Brandon enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, scuba diving, and cooking. He adores his children Eddie Lane and Cal Norris.
Preston Hager – Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Preston graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. With over 15 years of experience in sales and engineering within the heavy manufacturing industry in Houston, he has managed $15M-$75M annually in receivables while consistently building his network in the oil and gas industry.
Preston’s ability to manage top tier customer accounts while working with all levels of business organizations around the world enables him to continue to build this network, which represents a small portion of the excellence he brings to the table at our machine shop. While working at OFI Testing Equipment, Preston handled all local and international Schlumberger accounts. Preston is a former collegiate All-American athlete, which helped him hone his instinctive leadership qualities, time management skills, and efficient use of team competencies.
When he’s not at work, Preston enjoys time with his wife, Courtney, and sons, Hunter Ross & Case Thomas, BBQing, hunting, and spending time with friends.
Chris Foskin – Vice President of Supply Chain/Finance
Chris graduated from Texas Tech University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in business. He has 16 years of experience in the manufacturing industry, all with A.E. Machine Works.
His attention to detail is unsurpassed and it enables him to be an expert in quality control, contract review, and project management.
Chris currently manages the largest single client of A.E. Machine Works, Inc. and facilitates business with over 60 different locations.
When outside the office, Chris enjoys bass fishing and jogging.