Executive Team

Our executive team gives us the stability, foresight, and direction that has grown Form Technologies into the global leader it is today.

Simon Newman

Simon Newman

Chief Executive Officer

Formerly, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dynacast International, Simon now leads the entire Form Technologies platform with almost 40 years in the precision component manufacturing industry. He joined Dynacast in 1979 and rose quickly through the ranks, spending time in all areas of the business, including finance, quality, engineering, customer service, manufacturing, and sales.

Simon began his career in 1979 as an apprentice, moving into customer service and sales in the mid-1980s. Shortly after, he began a management trainee program in Chicago, IL. Upon completion, he became the Customer Service Manager of Dynacast’s Tustin, CA plant in 1992. Simon was promoted several times within the Tustin plant, going on to successfully build and manage a new state of the art facility in Lake Forest, California in 1997. Only two years after this accomplishment, he was promoted to the position of Vice President of Operations for the SPM group, a plastics company acquired by Dynacast. Simon spent two years in this role before becoming the President of Dynacast North America, a position he held prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer in 2002.

Today, he confidently leads Form Technologies as we grow and strengthen our position as one of the world’s largest manufacturers of precision components—including nine successful acquisitions that have transformed the Form Technologies platform. Form Technologies has seen exponential growth under Simon’s leadership and vision as Chief Executive Officer with an EBITDA CAGR over 11%.

Simon studied Mechanical Engineering at Redditch College in England. After moving to the US in 1991, he continued his studies and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Management from California Coast University.

Adrian Murphy

Adrian Murphy

Chief Administrative Officer

As Form’s Chief Administrative Officer and Executive Vice President, Adrian brings over a decade of experience to the table as former CFO and EVP of both Form Technologies and Dynacast International. Adrian first joined Dynacast in 1990 to take on a reorganization project in New York and was later appointed as Dynacast Group Financial Controller in the UK. Following the acquisition of SPM by Dynacast in 1995, Adrian relocated to Anaheim, California as VP Finance for the new division.

Adrian left Dynacast in 1997 to join Kane Magnetics International where he served as CFO until 2002. In 2002 he joined Linamar Corporation, a Canadian automotive component and systems manufacturer, based in Ohio where he was Director of Finance for the Engine Division. Adrian rejoined Dynacast as CFO in 2005 and is based in the corporate office in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Adrian has an undergraduate degree in economics and business, and is a Chartered Accountant, qualifying with Price Waterhouse in Manchester, England. Since leaving public accounting, his career has focused on engineering and component manufacturing industries.

Keith Weidman

Keith Weidman

Chief Financial Officer

As Form Technologies’ Chief Financial Officer, Keith is responsible for the leadership of all financial functions including accounting, FP&A, treasury, and tax. In addition, Keith will continue to lead the corporate development function focusing on continued inorganic growth for the business.

Keith first joined Dynacast in 2012 as the Director of Corporate Accounting to drive the growth in the accounting and financial reporting function of the business as an SEC registrant. Subsequent to the 2015 acquisition of Dynacast by the current ownership group, he has been particularly active in designing and building the mergers & acquisition function of the business. These efforts have led to the successful acquisition of seven companies and over $400mm in revenues, including the transformational Signicast transaction. Throughout this period Keith was a strategic asset in the creation of the Form Technologies platform.

Prior to joining Form Technologies, Keith held various senior financial leadership roles with Duke Energy in Charlotte, NC, and prior to that in public accounting at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Keith has an undergraduate degree in business administration with a focus in accounting from West Virginia University and holds a certificate in Strategic Business Leadership from The University of North Carolina. He is a licensed CPA (inactive) in the State of Pennsylvania.

Tom Kerscher

Tom Kerscher

Chief Sales Officer

As Form Technologies Chief Sales Officer, Tom is responsible for leading all marketing initiatives and sales operations. Tom provides globally-focused strategic oversight and account management to our top customers and ensures brand scalability using data-driven marketing insights.

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in business marketing, Tom started his career in the thermoplastic injection molding industry and began managing a regional sales team at Dynacast in 1997. From this position, he grew to manage Fortune 500 accounts and the international business development team to align Dynacast capabilities with the needs of multinational customers. Tom transitions to his current role from Signicast, where as Vice President of Sales for the division, he developed and nurtured a seamless sales platform and continuously grew the pipeline.

Tom brings decades of experience driving strategic sales initiatives and expanding global networks to each of the Form Technologies divisions.

Marc Riquelme

Marc Riquelme

President of Signicast, North America

As President of Signicast, North America, Marc is responsible for ensuring operational development and growth for all North American plants. Marc brings 30 years of experience driving sales growth and improving the manufacturing processes of precision components for automotive, aerospace, and defense industries, including machining, coating, and sub-assembly.

Prior to joining Form Technologies, Marc forged an exceptional career in the investment casting industry. He comes to us from Cera-Met, where he led manufacturing operations and commercial strategy as Chief Operating Officer and General Manager for 5 years. He also served as the Executive Vice President of U.S. Operations at Hitchiner Manufacturing, where he was responsible for all U.S. manufacturing operations and strategic applications. Previously, he served as General Manager of Doncasters, and as General Manager and Managing Director for Cronite Precision Casting. He also spent 10 years at Howmet, holding several management positions in engineering, quality, manufacturing, and sales.

Marc earned his master’s degree in strategic leadership at the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, and earned a DEST of metallurgy at the University of Nancy in France. Marc served on the board of directors of ICI Investment Casting Institute, and is fluent in English, French, and Spanish.

To be appointed

To be appointed

Dynacast Divisional Chief Executive Officer

Josef Ungerhofer

Josef Ungerhofer

Dynacast Executive Vice President, Europe

Josef is Dynacast's Executive Vice President, Europe. After joining Dynacast in 1989, Josef worked as a Sales Engineer and Sales Manager with part time responsibility for engineering before being promoted to General Manager of Dynacast Austria in 2000.

Prior to joining Dynacast, he worked as Supervisor for Huick, a felt manufacturer for paper machines. He was also a Manager of Tooling and Engineering for NSW which mass produces fasteners. Josef holds a degree in mechanical engineering and has completed additional coursework in finance and management at Warwick Business School in London and St. Gallen Management & Business School in Switzerland.

Inn Nam Yong

Inn Nam Yong

Dynacast Executive Vice President, Asia

Inn Nam Yong is Executive Vice President, Asia. Joining the Dynacast team in 2018, Inn Nam brings over 30 years of experience as an experienced and seasoned senior global manager with deep experience in developing businesses, operations, and teams in the Asia Pacific region.

Prior to Dynacast, Inn Nam was the Chief Operating Officer for Hi-P International. He was responsible for all P&L for the whole group. Prior to that, Inn Nam Yong was the Vice President of Business Development at Hi-P. In this role, he was responsible for customer development and program activities as well as developing new business for the group. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, as well as Masters in both Robotics Engineering and International Business from the National University of Singapore.

Reza Messdaghi

Reza Messdaghi

Dynacast Executive Vice President, North America

Reza Messdaghi is the Executive Vice President of North America for the Dynacast Division.

Reza has been with the Dynacast organization for nearly 25 years. Progressing his career through engineering, sales, and operational leadership, Reza has gained vast and intimate technical knowledge of the die casting industry, making him instrumental in the growth of Dynacast and Form Technologies.

In 2016 Reza was appointed General Manager of Dynacast Elgin where in just three short years he was responsible for a full operational turnaround of the facility. By implementing effective manufacturing and business development strategies, Elgin gained higher profitability and increased customer satisfaction. Prior to 2016, Reza spent over a decade in various sales roles including Vice President of Sales, where he developed the North American sales team into a multi-structured sales department.

Reza holds an Automotive Systems Engineering degree from Kingston University in London.