Meet the Dedicated Team Behind IPCD Inc.'s Success | IPCD Inc.

IPCD in Albemarle, NC has over 200 years of experience in the industry. Our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to providing quality products, services, and technical assistance for our customer's projects.

President

Bill Harvey


Bill attended the University of Colorado and entered the PT industry with one of the nation’s leading manufactures in 1983. Bill eventually joined a regional North Carolina distributor focusing on OEM sales before starting a highly successful conveyor pulley manufacturer in Albemarle, NC. The company was sold in 2008 where Bill served as Vice President of the new division until January 2016. Mr. Harvey acquired Industrial Products Power Transmission on July 1, 2016. Mr. Harvey enjoys several hobbies; guitar playing, woodworking, water sports, car racing, motorcycling and travel are among a few of his favorites.

Email: bharvey@ipcd-inc.com



Purchasing & I.T. Administrator

Vance Austin


Vance attended Western Carolina and the University of North Carolina-Charlotte and worked in the family printing business for several years after school. Vance started in the PT business with IPPT 1997, where he learned the business operation from the inside out. Vance has worked with the organization for many years and is currently overseeing our purchasing and IT operations. Vance’s Forte’ is in mechanical drive design, but he is involved in many other facets of the daily operations. Vance enjoys spending time with his family, his grandchildren, and his fellow church members. His hobbies are volleyball, softball, and mechanical gadget creation in his spare time.

Email: vaustin@ipcd-inc.com



Office Administrator

Sandy Dixon


Sandy started with Industrial Products in 1987 and has been involved with the internal operations of the company since she started. Sandy has been in Human Resources, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Inventory and Inside Sales and has been a direct report to each of the company owners. Sandy enjoys spending time at the beach, at the lake, around the pool and spends as much time with her family as possible.

Email: sdixon@ipcd-inc.com



Inside Sales

Aaron Austin


Aaron joined the company in July of 2012 and has worked in every aspect of the company. His strength is in communication and servicing the customer with his deep knowledge in the industrial supply industry. In his spare time Aaron enjoys hunting, fishing, spending time with family and plays an active role in his church.

Email: aaustin@ipcd-inc.com



Sales Specialist

Chance Kluttz


Chance attended Rowan Community College in Salisbury, NC and entered the industry as a warehouse and delivery person in 1992 before he was promoted into sales one year later. Chance was ultimately given the responsibility of running a successful distribution branch in San Antonio Texas. Mr. Kluttz ultimately moved back to North Carolina and accepted a managing position with a North Carolina conveyor pulley manufacturer. Chance joined IPCD in August of 2016 and is now handling a book of accounts serving the local industry. Chance is a dog lover, a music lover and he enjoys camping, hiking, disc golf, and kayaking.

Email: ckluttz@ipcd-inc.com



Sales Specialist

Dan Phillips


Dan started with Industrial Products in June of 1987 in the warehouse. He moved into shipping, became the delivery man, worked counter sales inside sales and was promoted to outside sales in 1989. Dan Phillips became President and Co-Owner in 2002. Dan’s forte’ in the business is material handling and conveyors. Dan’s favorite hobbies are fishing, hunting and nearly every outdoor activity.

Email: dphillips@ipcd-inc.com



Sales/Continuous Improvement Manager

David Bernard Cial


David Bernard Cial has over 30 years in the parts and service industry. Getting his introduction into industrial parts at a young age from his father Benjamin who was a MRO person for Dupont in Cleveland, Ohio. David often had access to most type of PT components to feed his mechanical interest. While other kids played ball, David was building go karts, repairing tractors, and creating industrial “steampunk” metal sculptures before it was trendy. “I have always been a gearhead”. David has a B/A from the University of Akron and has worked in radio and TV. “I always go back to getting my hands dirty. I like, mechanical things.” David has recently moved to NC with his wife Mary from Ohio.

In his spare time he enjoys working on vintage aircraft and military vehicles, playing guitar, and teaching Chinese Martial Arts.

Email: dcial@ipcd-inc.com



Inside Sales

Krystin McCrary


Krystin joined IPCD in December of 2017, starting in the warehouse and working her way up into inside sales. Krystin has worked in the manufacturing and warehouse industry with years of customer service experience to help our customers here at IPCD. She is very active in her church with her daughter and husband, and in her spare time enjoys reading, crocheting, and spending time with her friends & family.

Email: kmccrary@ipcd-inc.com



Warehouse and Logistics Manager

Scott Bailey


Scott Bailey has been married to his wife Renee for 26 years and they have two wonderful children. Scott has been in the conveyor manufacturing industry for 22 years working for Bill Harvey and he brings a wealth of experience to IPCD. Scott enjoys spending time with his family and riding his Harley Davidson.

Email: Sbailey@ipcd-inc.com



Sales Specialist

Ricky Jay Cooper


Ricky Jay Cooper graduated from Pfeiffer University in 1999 and began his career as a golf teaching professional.  After several years, he then entered the aggregate industry working with one of the largest producers in the business. With 14 years of aggregate experience and technical processing knowledge under his belt, Ricky Jay joined the IPCD Team. Ricky Jay is “hands on”  with many of the products we sell and will be involved with installs as well as technical advice.  Ricky Jay is married, has 3 wonderful children, enjoys fresh and saltwater fishing, teaching and coaching baseball, and spending time at the coast with his family.  He also serves as assistant Sunday School Superintendent at his church.

Email: rjcooper@ipcd-inc.com



Warehouse

Scott “Nash“ Pritchard


Scott Pritchard AKA “Nash” joined the IPCD team August 1 2019. Scott is a Notary public for the state of NC has completed the LEAN program and first aid courses He has 20 years of experience in the manufacturing industry. His work related skills include light fabrication, machining, inventory control, shipping and receiving. In Scott’s spare time he is an avid off road enthusiast and an administrator in a local off road group. He also loves spending time with his daughter.

Email: spritchard@ipcd-inc.com



Fabrication Support-CAD

Chloe Smith


Chloe joined IPCD in March of 2023, having a background in 3d modeling, she was hired on to work with IPCD Fab. Chloe generates all of the cad drawings for the company and plays an important role in the development of IPCD Fab. Chloe enjoys playing video games and listening to music, working out, and hanging out with family.

Email: csmith@ipcd-inc.com



Sales Engineer Specialist

Shane Brown


Shane Brown joined IPCD on December 1st , 2022 and is a native of SC where he currently lives.  Shane has a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University and has over 30 years of experience in the power transmission industry.  Over those years, he has specialized in large industrial gearing serving many different industries throughout the Southeast in a vast array of applications.  He enjoys the daily challenges that come with keeping America’s industries up, moving and growing.   In his spare time, he enjoys reading, gardening, college football, and just about any outdoor activity.

Email: sbrown@ipcd-inc.com



Fabricator

Hunter “Slim“ Medlin


Hunter started with IPCD in the summer of 2022 working with the warehouse team learning as much as a possible about the operation while taking college classes at Stanly Community College to learn more about machining. Hunter is now working full-time in the IPCD Fab shop as a machinist with additional duties as a CNC Burn Table Operator. Some of the hobbies Hunter enjoys outside of work are riding ATV’s, fishing and anything outdoors.

Email: hmedlin@ipcd-inc.com



Inside Sales

Kacey Lee


Kacey attended Stanly Community College in Albemarle, graduating with a Bio-medical Engineering Degree. With experience in Sales, Engineering, and Technology, he ultimately found his home with IPCD in 2023. Kacey completed IPCD’s Training Program, starting in the shipping/receiving department, eventually working his way up to a position in Inside-Sales. Kacey enjoys the outdoors, riding atv’s, camping, kayaking, fishing, disc golf, and gaming.

Email: klee@ipcd-inc.com



Sales Specialist

Ryan Harvey


Ryan attended the University of Mississippi for his undergrad, then followed in his dad’s footsteps by entering the world of PT right out of college. His first 7 years in the industry were spent with an industry-leading manufacturer, covering both the distribution and OEM markets in California. He moved back home to North Carolina in 2023 to continue his career with IPCD in hopes of making an impact in the growth of the company. Ryan enjoys traveling the world with his Fiancé, finding the best-tasting food possible. In his free time, he enjoys pickleball, woodworking, and relaxing at the lake with family and friends.

Email: rharvey@ipcd-inc.com



Inside Sales

Jeff Helms


Jeff is a Stanly County native having gone to West Stanly High School in 1987 and continuing his professional career with a local conveyor pulley manufacturer alongside Bill and other current IPCD employees.  He started as a welder and worked his way up to engineering.  Jeff joined the IPCD staff in 2023 as an inside sales specialist and provides a wealth of knowledge with his previous conveyor pulley experience.  Jeff has 2 sons and a daughter.  If he’s not entertaining his kids and 3 granddaughters, you can find him at the local axe and knife-throwing range in his spare time.

Email: jhelms@ipcd-inc.com



Machinist/ Fab Support

Jamie Tyson


Jamie has been in the conveyor pulley business for 28 years allowing him to master the craft of pulley production and assembly.  Since coming on-board in 2023, his knowledge and experience has proven to be an asset to the team.  Jamie has been happily married for 31 years and enjoys spending time with his family, riding his Harley Davidsons, and hunting.

Email: jtyson@ipcd-inc.com



Warehouse

Travis Gibson


Travis started with IPCD in 2023 after having over 14 years of experience as a welder and fabricator for a conveyor pulley manufacturer. He has been married to his wife for 11 years, and they have 2 children.  In his free time, you will most likely find Travis at home entertaining his kids or doing other family activities.

Email: tgibson@ipcd-inc.com



Warehouse

JJ Lowder


JJ joined the IPCD family in early 2023.  In addition to being a hard-working employee of IPCD, JJ is also a volunteer fire fighter.  On the weekends you’ll find him outdoors going camping, hunting, fishing, and riding four-wheelers.  One might describe JJ as a “Jack of all Trades”, with the ability to fix and work on just about anything with an engine.

Email: jlowder@ipcd-inc.com



Machinist/Fab Support

Nathan Little


Nathan started with IPCD in January of 2024 after having worked in vehicle repair for over 10 years. He has education in cyber security and is good with computers. He like his cars like he likes his computers- FAST! His mechanical aptitude along with his computer skills make him a great addition to our IPCD Fab shop. Nathan likes to rebuild cars and computers in his off time.

Email: nlittle@ipcd-inc.com



Machinist/Fab Support

Michael Simpson


Michael started with IPCD in December of 2023. He graduated from Clemson in 2017 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science and Agricultural Mechanization and Business. After his graduation from Clemson, Michael served as an Explosive Ordinance Officer in the US Army for 5 years. After his service in Iraq, he returned home in 2022 with a dream to open his own brewery in Concord, NC. Lawn Chair Brewing is well on its way to becoming a reality. For recreation, Michael enjoys the mountains of North Carolina, where he often kayaks and mountain bikes.

Email: msimpson@ipcd-inc.com



Administrative Assistant

Brittany Elkin


Brittany graduated from Stanly Community College with an Associated degree in business. She has a background in office management and admin assistant roles, so her skills are put to good use!  In her spare time, Brittany enjoys hanging out with her friends and her cat (one in the same) and she also likes to go to sporting events with friends.

Email: bhazelwood@ipcd-inc.com



Machinist/Fab Support

Gage Tyson


Gage Tyson joined IPCD in 2024 as a machinist/fabrication support role.  He brings a few years of experience in the conveyor pulley manufacturing space, and has a passion for fabrication, or anything that involves metal.  When he’s not working on a fabrication project, he likes to spend time with his family and doing activities such as hunting, fishing, or riding his Harley Davidson.  Gage has decided to follow in his dads footsteps, now working alongside of him in the fab shop.

Email: gtyson@ipcd-inc.com


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