June 27, 2000
CITAC Seminar, Washington D.C.
WILLIAM E. SOPKO is the founder and President of Stamco Industries, Inc., which he started in 1983 and now employs 140 people and has sales exceeding $35 million. Based in Euclid, Ohio, Stamco is a metal stamping company that produces braking systems for the automotive and aerospace industry.
Mr. Sopko has also served as President of Wm. Sopko & Sons Co. since 1976. The company, founded by his father, is the largest manufacturer and distributor of precision grinding accessories in the US, and has a customer base of over 10,000 in all 50 US states and 10 foreign countries.
Mr. Sopko is a member of several organizations, including the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the Industrial Distributor Association, the National Tooling and Machining Association, and the Precision Metal Forming Association. He has a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering technology from the University of Dayton, Ohio.