We have been a privately owned and operated iron foundry since 1951 and we believe the manufacturing process of a quality casting would never succeed by one person. They're produced by the complementary skills of a team of people.



Contact Jay for any of your custom iron casting projects.

Jay Irwin


Jay earned his AAS in Management while working full-time at an aluminum foundry in Michigan. The vast majority of his experience comes from green sand operations and no-bake molding.


Since 18 years of age Jay has worked in foundries, with the last six of those years in leadership positions.


Jay joined Russelloy the summer of 2019 and has made a positive impact on our operations.


"Continuous improvement is my goal for Russelloy Foundry. Anticipating potential problems before they occur, and taking action to prevent  them is personally rewarding because  I enjoy helping our customers."


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Fred Rivera

Plant Manager



Before joining Russelloy Foundry in 2019 Fred spent 30 years working as a quality control and process improvement manager for a global company based in Iowa. 


After years of travel, he decided it was time to slow down and stay closer to his family in Durant, Iowa.


Fred implemented Lean Six Sigma with our production workers which has helped to improve process efficiencies and overall quality to our finished products.


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Todd Walter

Owner, Sales 

Todd started GlobalTech, a global sourcing company, in 2003 and acquired Russelloy Foundry in Durant, Iowa in 2014. Since Russelloy specializes in low volume, large castings (25 to 1250 lbs) and GlobalTech sources higher volume, smaller castings offshore they are a perfect match!

These relationships have been the foundation of Todd's ability to assist OEM’s in design to production, warehousing, and final assembly.

Todd has acquired over 20 years experience in product development, product launch, cost reduction, and global sourcing.This has allowed him to develop many long-term relationships with suppliers throughout the U.S.A., Korea, Taiwan, China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, and India.

Specialties: Castings: Floor, Sand, Shell, Permanent Mold, Die Casting, Investment Castings.
Fabrication and assemblies.
Hydraulic components.

Knowledge of: Plastics, rubber, gears, springs, die cut parts, stampings, forgings, and powdered metal. 


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Kendra Gheer
Human Resources, Accounts Payable Specialist

Kendra brings several years of human resources, accounting, and payroll experience to Russelloy. Her other responsibilities include:  vendor support, managing employee benefits, health insurance and retirement. 

"What I enjoy most about my job is the relationships I build with vendors and employees. I enjoy working with each and every one of them, learning what they do and how we all come together to make something great".


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Erika Graham

Customer Service, Shipping, Inside Sales


Erika is the "go to" person for your customer service needs. She is quick to respond to questions pertaining to daily production, quoting, and purchase orders.


Erika also spends time in the warehouse receiving incoming freight and setting up delivery schedules with our preferred trucking carriers. This ensures that shipments arrive free of damage and on time!


"What I enjoy most about my job is the relationships I build with my customers. I enjoy learning what they need and making sure they get their products in a timely manner."


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Sheri Walter
Marketing Manager
Sheri holds a B.A. degree in Economics/Spanish Culture and has traveled throughout Spain and Mexico.
Her roles at Russelloy have been to pick up an idea and turn it into an executable project plan, oversee company marketing to both current and new customers, and account management.


"What I enjoy the most about my job are the opportunities to translate business contracts from English to Spanish, website design, account management, and most of all working with the team to figure out exactly what needs to be done to bring the project to fruition."


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Gary Stetzel

Metallurgist, MSE

Gary is a Metallurgist with more than 20 years of materials engineering expertise.


He graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering. He is well experienced in material selection, material property management, failure analysis, and heat treating.


Gary was a Plant Manager at one of the largest metals processors in the country before he joined Russelloy Foundry. He is a key component of our Quality Management Team!

"Metallurgical Engineering is a fascinating field to me.  I enjoy solving engineering problems that help

customers. I also enjoy teaching metallurgy."

Ed Haworth

Engineering, MSME

Ed has 32 Years of experience in defense, consumer products, engines, electrical Power Generation/protection, and global sourcing.

Ed has audited and qualified over 70 suppliers for engine manufacturer in 9 countries, which include: Italy, Germany, Poland, Russian Federation, Czech Republic, France, China, Taiwan, Vietnam, South Korea, and Japan.

Ed has written and has published several technical articles and holds several patents.


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