Our Team

Meet the people behind Pacific Alloy

Dedicated to quality, innovation, diligence, and teamwork

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James Leach

Owner & President

    As Pacific Alloy is a family-owned business, James is the 4th  generation owner and president. James has worked in the industry for more than 50 years, building Pacific Alloy from 25 employees to over 75. He continues to grow the business and be heavily involved to ensure the success of the business.

Shelby Leach

Director of Operations & People

After graduating from California State University, San Marcos with a bachelor’s degree in communication, Shelby joined the family business. Shelby strives to continuously increase productivity by managing operational activities, improvement and new construction projects, and scheduling production. She also manages employee training and development, and our conformity to legal regulations. When not at work, Shelby enjoys running a dog and cat rescue with her sister, Shaland, and horseback riding.

Mark Regus

Vice President

Mark has worked at Pacific Alloy for 43 years. His career in the foundry started after earning a degree in business from CSUF. His duties include supporting all areas of production, office, and sales. He has served on the board of the American Foundry Society at the national level and has been president of the local chapter.

Matthew Canedo

Sales Manager

Having worked at Pacific Alloy for 10 years, Matthew has acquired extensive knowledge in the casting industry. With a bachelor’s degree in business from CSUF, he manages the sales department with a strong business sense and industry expertise. Matthew is also an active American Foundry Society board member.


Graham Jones

Foundry Engineer and Metallurgist

With an honor’s degree in metallurgy and mechanical engineering, and over 40 years of foundry experience, Graham is an expert in the field. He strives for continuous improvement by managing all foundry operations, product development, tooling design and modifications, corrective actions, and our technical customer liaison regarding machining, dimensions, scrap, metallurgy, and foundry education. When not at work, Graham enjoys cruise ships and spending time with his grandchildren.

Stephen Mingey

Foundry Engineer and Metallurgist

Stephen has a passion for metallurgy and the foundry industry. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in Material Science Engineering and has previous foundry experience working in New York and Pennsylvania. In his free time, Stephen enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and dog.

Luis Anguiano

Maintenance Manager

Before becoming Maintenance Manager, Luis joined the Pacific Alloy Casting team at the age of 18 as a pourer in the Melting department. He is a Southern California Institute of Technology graduate with a General Electric diploma. In his free time, Luis enjoys spending quality time with his family.

Rachel Mendoza

Purchasing Manager & Administrative Assistant

With a strong background in logistics and supply chain management, Rachel makes all efforts to keep our expenses low by managing our vendors, sourcing equipment, purchasing materials and supplies, and scheduling services with optimal prices and lead times. Outside of work, Rachel loves spending time with her two dogs and cooking Italian cuisine.

Hayley Salazar

Shipping Manager

Hayley manages timely and accurate shipping and delivery. Dedicated to punctuality and accuracy, she manages orders from preparation to shipment through sourcing the best freight rates and lines, ensuring quality packaging, and providing on time and complete orders. Hayley also manages all invoicing to customers. Hayley is a complete animal lover as well as a music major, singing in choir for 15 years.