headshot castelanMachine Shop Manager

Israel Castelan is the Machine Shop Manager of Downhole Technology LLC. Prior to joining Downhole as one of its original employees in 2010, he worked for several companies, honing his machining and fabrication skills as well as taking on various leadership roles. He is responsible for the rapid development of the innovative machining techniques, tools and fixtures that have produced the remarkable advances in the complex parts contained in Downhole products. Israel leads the manufacturing efforts of Downhole using Lean Manufacturing, Single-Minute Exchange of Die (SMED) and the purchase of state-of-the-art machining centers and robotics. He ensures that Downhole remains on the leading edge of manufacturing by attending the most important international shows and seminars, working closely with vendor engineers and experimenting with new ideas. Israel is certified in various machine software languages and has college credits in electronic engineering.