At Alliance we create long lasting successful relationships with our customers, by finding solutions to their most difficult problems. We sell laser welders and engravers, and are the best  when it comes to laser welding, laser engraving, polishing, and mold maintenance. But it’s our commitment to our customers that makes us who we are.

ALLIANCE SPECIALTIES

Specializing in complete mold finishing and maintenance including hot runner manifold cleaning.
info@alliancespecialtiesinc.com

ALLIANCE LASER SALES

Looking to purchase a Laser Welding or Engraving machine. We would love to help you find the right solution for your needs.
info@alliancelasersales.com

MANAGEMENT

JOHN DEMAKIS

JOHN DEMAKIS

President

Contact Info:
847.344.6567 | Email

My Role at Alliance:
I am the all knowing problem solver. I am your go to guy to make sure that things happen and get done on time.

What I do in my free time:
I am always on the look out for cool old things. Flea markets, antique shops, the older and dirtier the better.

DOUG NIGGEMANN

DOUG NIGGEMANN

Vice President

Contact Info:
847.514.2242 | Email

My Role at Alliance:
I’m a second generation Mold Maker. I’ve been around mold making all my life, working with my dad in his shop. Now I’m using all of my experience to help build Alliance Laser Sales. I know where the weld should go and where it shouldn’t go. In another words, I understand and speak mold making fluently.

What I do in my free time:
I enjoy fishing, snowmobiling, and outdoors in general. Most importantly I enjoy spending as much time as possible with my beautiful wife and daughter.


SALES TEAM

TOM STAPLETON

TOM STAPLETON

Sales Associate

Contact Info:
847.910.2247 | Email

My Role at Alliance:
As part of Alliance Sales department, I focus on Laser Welding and Engraving/Marking systems sales and also handle day to day incoming service work for all departments. Part of my job also includes teaching laser welding classes, evaluating company’s needs and finding out how to make them grow in a direction that is realistic and the most cost effective. Bringing the most information to the table and following with the best service in the US is my everyday goal.

What I do in my free time:
I am a family man married with three boys and dedicated to always learning something new. 3D printing, CAD and 3D design, kayaking, fishing, working on motorcycles and cars, camping and 4 wheeling are my passions. I also enjoy public speaking and teaching others the things I have leaned.

CHRISTOPHER DEMAKIS

CHRISTOPHER DEMAKIS

Alliance Specialties Project Manager / Sales Associate

Contact Info:

847.493.9716 | Email

My Role at Alliance:

As project manager I oversee the everyday jobs that come through Alliance Specialties and ensure that they are finished to the customers specs on-time. As for being a sales associate, I truly believe in being there for my customer as a partner no matter the size of job.

What I do in my free time:

In my free time I truly enjoy the outdoors whether it be fishing, hunting, camping or just being around family friends.

IN-SHOP MANAGEMENT

RICK HENDRY

RICK HENDRY

Laser Welding Foreman

Contact Info:
847.901.2247 | Email

My Role at Alliance:
I organize and coordinate incoming laser welding jobs. I also manage the shop floor to ensure jobs are completed in a timely manner.

In my freetime:
I enjoy playing rec sports and fishing.

JERRY JANCZAK

JERRY JANCZAK

Hot Runner System Specialist

Contact Info:
224.358.8884 | Email

My Role at Alliance:
I’ve been Involved with molding and mold making all my life. I slowly transitioned into the hot runner side of the business working for other hot runner cleaning company’s. Then I started my own company at the very wrong time and now I’m working with Alliance. We offer a complete 24 hr mold and hot runner service from laser welding, polishing, laser engraving, and chrome plating all in one location. Call me if you need help with a hot runner.

What I do in my free time:
Spending time with my wife, my family and most important my grand children.

KIRBY JEDNACHOWSKI

KIRBY JEDNACHOWSKI

Alliance Specialties Project Supervisor

Contact Info:
847.417.1123 | Email

My Role at Alliance:
To lead by example. Since my first day with the company in October of 1990 I’ve always strived to do my best for two reasons, self pride and to help the company’s quality reputation. Between quoting polishing work, inspecting components and delegating projects, I enjoy every aspect of the daily tasks that come along with being the superintendent of Alliance Specialties.

What I do in my free time:
Outside of work, being with my family is the most important thing to me. Free time is spent playing with my daughter Olivia and catching up on the day with my wife Gina. You can also find me in the Health Club, playing Hockey and enjoying the occasional round of Golf with friends and family.

MARK CAMERA

Alliance Specialties Mold Maintenance Supervisor

Contact Info:
815.245.9041 | Email

My Role at Alliance:

As Mold maintenance Supervisor, It is my Job to run the Tool Room.  My responsibilities also include Sales, Project Management, Tool and Mold engineering, Design, and Mold maintenance.  We have designed and built our Tool Room to be, and are certified by “Tooling Docs” as a certified mold maintenance Provider.  At the same time I attended and completed  “tooling Docs” Mold Maintenance Managers course as part of our overall Certification. From working on medical molds that fit in the palm of your hand, to high cavitation stack molds  up to 18,000 lbs,  We can cover all of your mold maintenance needs.

What I do in my free time:

In my free time I enjoy building and flying radio controlled airplanes, Snow skiing, boating, hunting, fishing, and shooting sports. I’m an NRA certified shot gun instructor, and volunteer a couple of nights a month teaching Boy Scouts to shoot for their merit badges.  During the summer months I’m also one of our R/C club flight and safety instructors.

JEREMY WILLINGHAM

JEREMY WILLINGHAM

Laser Engraving Project Manager

Contact Info:
224.360.9679 | Email

My Role at Alliance:
My job is to do what I’m told to the best of my ability. That normally consists of quoting laser engraving jobs, laser engraving project management, running laser engraving jobs through, quality control, designing new products, laser engraver training, and customer relations.

What I do in my free time:
Sleep, shower, feed myself, commute, go to school, spend time with family, do yard work and other fun chores around the house, and working on myself to be a better person. That is when I’m not sitting around being lazy…

OFFICE ADMINISTRATION

JESSICA DEAN

JESSICA DEAN

Office Manager / Accounting

Contact Info:
847.487.1945 | Email

My Role at Alliance:
I wear multiple hats within the company. Whether it’s helping keep our customers happy, assisting my coworkers to complete a task, or setting appointments to ensure that things are moving smoothly I am there to get it done.

What I do in my free time:
In my free time I enjoy staying active by being silly with my kids, making memories with my husband, or burning energy in the gym.

KAREN DEMAKIS

KAREN DEMAKIS

Alliance Specialties Accounting

Contact Info:
847.487.1945 | Email

My Role at Alliance:
I handle the accounting needs for Alliance Laser Sales. Having been around since the beginning has allowed me to be part of everything related to the office.

What I do in my free time:
I am a family first person. To me nothing is better than spending time with my grandchildren doing absolutely anything that they want. Play dinosaurs, dolls, read or just cuddle on the couch.

VANESSA FIORITO

VANESSA FIORITO

Administrative Assistant

Contact Info:
847.487.1945 | Email

My Role at Alliance:
To keep all incoming and outgoing jobs organized for Alliance Specialties. I am also in charge of invoicing out all of our projects. If you are ever in need of a purchase order, quote, delivery receipt or invoice, I am your go-to girl.

What I do in my free time:
Relax and spend as much time with my family as possible. I also enjoy a variety of DIY projects, and love putting my creative side to use.

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