About Master Metal Products

Master Metal Products is a custom metal fabrication shop based in San Jose, CA that specializes in welding, rolling, forming, cutting and machining a wide variety of materials into pieces used in the transportation, green, defense, aerospace and mining industries utilizing the latest in robotic technology.

MMP believes its continued success depends on a customer’s complete satisfaction and the company’s leadership dedicates itself to that ideal at every opportunity. Led by President Eric Friederichs and Vice President Cindy Friederichs, the MMP management team includes General Manager Glenn Kerk, Business Development Manager Tim Carr and Production Superintendent Mark Carrick.

The company continues to look for ways to serve its clients by building efficiencies in project management and manufacturing, investing in state of the art CNC and robotics and training MMP technicians to deliver maximum quality under tight deadlines.

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Meet Eric and Cindy Friederichs

Eric and Cindy Friederichs
Eric and Cindy FriederichsOwners

Eric Friederichs joined the Master Metal Products family in 1971.

Over the years, Eric has learned the business inside out. His first jobs at MMP — journeyman painter, machine operator and welder — taught him the importance of high quality workmanship.

As his role evolved and he worked more closely with MMP’s longstanding customers, Eric brought the company’s longstanding dedication to customer service to life.

In 1995, Eric began handling MMP’s day-to-day business operations, including customer relations, shop production and estimating.

Cindy Friederichs has been involved in MMP’s business since the mid ‘80s, helping to run the company’s office, business affairs and managing customer relations. She has continued to accept new responsibilities and today splits the daily duties of running the business with Eric.

In 2006, the Friederichs family purchased Master Metal Products.

Master Metal Products Key Personnel

Glenn Kerk
Glenn KerkGeneral Manager
Glenn started at MMP in 1990 as a machinist charged with running the boring mill. Over the years, he honed his skills while supervising the punching, burning, forming and welding departments and overseeing jobs in the shop. That experience made his move to General Manager smoother. “It gave me a better scope of the business and understanding of what it’s taken to make the company successful.”

Tim Carr
Tim CarrBusiness Development Manager
Tim first met MMP clients in 1980 as the company’s truck driver, so he knows what it takes to satisfy them. Then he worked on the shop floor, first on the punch plasma machine and then 20 years in forming. He’s been working as the company’s Business Development Manager, interacting with clients and estimating projects, in 2006. “Every day we see something different and that’s a great challenge,” Tim says.

Mark Carrick
Mark CarrickProduction Superintendent
Mark, who came to MMP after 25 years working as a superintendent in commercial construction, is happy for the change. “These are a good group of people to work with,” he says. “The machinist point of view is very meticulous and the level of quality we achieve here is impressive.”

Aaron Alcones
Aaron AlconesOffice Manager
Aaron traded in the coat and tie banking life to join MMP in 2013 with no previous metal fabrication experience. “None,” he says with a laugh, “but I want to get to know everything in the shop, because the more you learn the better you’ll be.” Aaron handles much of the business management in MMP offices, including customer service, job management and invoicing.
Carl Person
Carl PersonReceptionist
Carl escaped the winters of Nebraska for California back in 1992 when he joined MMP as the company’s receptionist. These days Carl answers the phones, does the invoicing, payables and deposits. “I like being able to do as much as I can to help people in the office,” he says. “The job is very important to me, because I like to get out, see people and do things.”