Ninfa G. Pérez
Co-Founder and President
Ninfa is one of Gretna Machine Shop’s co-founders and is now president of the company. With a no-nonsense attitude and the tenacity of any CFO, Ninfa has been instrumental in Gretna’s ongoing success. With more than 30 years of accounting and finance experience, Ninfa manages the company’s overall financial health. She graduated from El Colegio de Manizales in Colombia.
Nubia A. Pérez-Blaine
Vice President and
Director of Strategic Planning
As Gretna’s vice president and part-owner, Nubia helps plan and execute the company’s short and long-term goals with a focus on cost reduction and strategic planning. Previously, Nubia worked for Gazprom Marketing & Trading, USA, a subsidiary of the world’s largest natural gas company. Nubia has an undergraduate degree from St. Mary’s University, and an MBA from Rice University in Houston.
Vice President and Director of Marketing
Before working at Gretna, Nancy founded a successful advertising and marketing company in Atlanta, Ga. Now, as vice president and part-owner, Nancy continues to bring her invaluable marketing and entrepreneurial experience to Gretna. Nancy obtained a bachelor’s degree in marketing and international business from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, and later attended the Portfolio Center School for Art Direction and Design in Atlanta.
Built on traditional values and still family-owned,
Gretna has grown into a modern, first-class machine shop
We have of team of more than 50 employees operating in a 50,000-quare-foot, state-of-the-art,
fully air-conditioned facility.
As production manager, Natalia schedules, expedites and oversees purchasing of material and outside processing. She has worked at Gretna for more than 14 years. Natalia earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from EAFIT in Medellín, Colombia. She is dedicated to making processes more efficient and oversees quoting, order processing, scheduling and expediting of jobs.
With more than 20 years as a Gretna team member, Debbie is the backbone of all administrative activities. Maintaining rigorous dedication to detail, she oversees the company’s day-to-day requirements regarding finance, accounting, human resources and regulatory compliance.
Ernesto has been part of the Gretna team since 2011. He has worked in estimating, machining, inspection, shipping & receiving, expediting, and quality assurance. As a shop manager, he has ascended the ranks at Gretna. He has an ability to lead, coach, and mentor employees in a fast pace environment while having continuous improvement always being the goal.
Aerospace Division Manager
Brian has been in the machining industry trade since 1985 as a machinist, programmer, and in quality. Because he brings 20 years of aerospace experience, Brian currently manages the aerospace division at Gretna. He enjoys learning, teaching, and helping the company succeed. Brian has an Associates Degree in Cad/Cam.
Tooling and Process Manager
Robert has over 10 years experience as precision machinist. As Tooling and Process Manager, his main objectives are to work with management to find ways reduce costs, and to research the latest tooling technology that will improve efficiency and duration. He has a background in lean manufacturing, quality assurance, and safety.
Shipping & Receiving Manager
Dennis has been part of the Gretna team over 15 years. Before joining Gretna, he was in the military as a second lieutenant in his native country. He now brings his appreciation for timeliness and order to the shipping & receiving department, which is ultimately responsible for Gretna’s 100% On-Time Delivery to customers.
Calibration and Verification
Paula has 25 plus years’ experience with manufacturing in Quality Control as an electrical and mechanical inspector in the energy and aerospace industries. She received her experience in ISO 9000:1994 in 1996 and from there became a lead auditor in 1999 for ISO 9001: 2008 and AS9100. She enjoys mentoring others and passionate about helping people to succeed.