Meet Our Team
Our Core Cutting History...
Incorporated in March, 2009, we are an engineering enterprise operating under the name CoreTech International. We are comprised of several executives, engineers and service technicians that have over 100 years of combined experience in core cutting machinery, core cutting technology and core handling systems. We encourage our visitors to peruse our bios to understand the depth of our team’s experience.
We have serviced and provided parts for hundreds of customers with CoreTech machines, and we hope you give us a chance to establish new partnerships and to help in extending the life of your machine and maximizing your return on your investment.
Craig Prescott, VP of Engineering and Production
After his graduation from Lehigh's Engineering School, Craig has been involved with core cutting with CoreTech since 1979, initially with assembly, and then all aspects including design and service since 1982. His experience and expertise is vital to the daily endeavors of CoreTech. He enjoys dealing with customers to solve any problems related to core cutting and core handling. This has resulted in the design and building of many special projects as well as the enhancement of standard core cutter products to modify them to the special needs of the customer. CoreTech is constantly on a mission to upgrade our line with new technology. Craig's know-how is an essential aspect to our research and development of new machines.
Joseph Karpinski, VP of Operations
Joseph brought friendly service and a thorough understanding of the CoreTech line to our team in 2010. In his years of employment with CoreTech International, he has traveled tens of thousands of miles throughout North America, providing our customers with those aforementioned qualities. Joe is the man to call if any technical difficulties should arise. He is happy to provide our customers with assistance over the telephone. In the case of a more urgent post-purchase issue, Joe is more than willing to travel to our customers’ plants to ensure the highest efficiency of our coveted machines. He also has 15+ years of management experience, most of which has been in the core-cutting industry.
Steve Hesser, Sales
Steve Hesser, President of Hesser Associates, joined CoreTech International in May 2013. Steve launched Hesser Associates in 1997 and has thrived since. He found success in branding an exclusive manufacturing representative agency for the Northeast in Converting, Printing, Paper, and Plastics Industries. With Steve’s extensive background in the industry, he has the experience to successfully collaborate with our customers on new projects. With Steve residing in New Hampshire, he has have been a vital part in growing our business in New England and New York.
Ken Gran, Shop Foreman
Ken joined the CoreTech team in 2019 and has been a valued asset from day one. Coming from an automotive background, and graduating from one of the most repsected aeronautical colleges in the nation with a 4.0 GPA, his mechanical dexterity is unparalleled. He has demonstrated time and again that no task is too daunting, and he is capable of learning anything. Be it nuts and bolts or electrical schematics, Ken ensures that each and every machine meets the impeccable reputation that customers have come to expect from CoreTech's proud history. Ken also handles all of our inventory, so you can rest assured that your parts order will arrive quickly and correct. Ken enjoys traveling and is willing and able to visit your site, should the need arise.
Mo El Banna, CEO
In 1986 upon finishing his Graduate studies, Mo joined Outreach International in New York City as its VP of International Marketing. In 1990 he was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Huberth and Peters, the oldest privately held Real Estate Company in the US. He was promoted in 1992 to become the CFO of the parent company The DiLorenzo Group, a 3.2 billion dollar corporation where he held his post until 1995. In February of 1996 Mo Partnered with Time Warner, LLC to head Blue Nile (a NY based company that produced the largest outdoor opera in the world at the Great Pyramids of Giza) as its President. In 2001 Mo joined the Business School at Lehigh University where he was Director of the International Trade Development Program at the SBDC. In 2003 he joined Muller Martini Mailroom Systems as its International Sales Manager & Corporate Accounts Executive untill Ocober of 2006. Mo joined CoreTech in March of 2007 and with his extensive professional experience and personal traits he is determined to assemble the best team possible to make CoreTech International the world leader in the industry.
Mo earned his Bachelor of Science in business and has attended the MBA program at the University of Colorado.