Meet the Staff
Bob Ciapponi - President
Bob entered the sheet metal trade in 1973. He joined Bogner Sheet Metal in 1976 as a third-year apprentice. He took over as President in 1984. He serves on the Monterey Bay Area Apprenticeship Board of Directors and the Monterey Bay Area Sheet Metal Contractor’s Association Board. He is a member of the Santa Cruz Rotary Club.
Katrina Ciapponi - Office Manager
Katrina has been the office manager since 2009. She has brought the office into the twenty-first century with her excellent computer skills. She is dedicated to decreasing the amount of printed material maintained in the everyday office functioning. Katrina enjoys marketing the company. Her hobbies include traveling and event planning.
Keith Ciapponi - Service Technician
Keith was born into the business and is a third generation sheet metal journeyman. He spent his childhood in the shop playing with the tools and equipment. His skills include fabrication, installation, service and repair. Keith says, “There is nothing more satisfying than getting someone’s furnace going when they are in need of heat." His hobbies include snowmobiling, dirt biking, mountain biking, camping, water-skiing and jet skiing.
Mike Weybright - Journeyman Installer
Mike was born and raised in Santa Cruz. He joined Bogner Sheet Metal as an apprentice in 1984. He primarily handles residential installations and sheet metal fabrication. He is the father of four, and proud grandfather. He enjoys spending time with his family at home, or at the park or beach.
Micah Harmon - Service Technician
Micah has been with Bogner Sheet Metal since 2013. He has always enjoyed mechanical jobs and has a passion for repairing things. He works on cars, trucks, home projects and now furnaces and air conditioners. He was born in the Sierras and raised in Santa Cruz. He enjoys any and all outdoor activities; some of his favorites are softball, fishing, surfing and skateboarding.
Gabriel “Gabe” Fiel – Service Technician
Gabriel is the newest member of the Bogner Sheet Metal team. Gabriel is a native of Southern California but has called Santa Cruz home for the past several years. He likes to work with his hands and enjoys fixing things. He loves spending time at the beach with his 7- year-old son and watching sports.
Thomas Chavez – Shop Assistant
Thomas was born and raised in Watsonville. He graduated from Renaissance High School. He enjoys taking things apart and rebuilding them. He was excited to get in to the HVAC industry and is eager to learn more about the trade.
Erik Lopez – Installer
Erik is the 3rd generation for his family living in Santa Cruz County. Erik got in to the heating and air conditioning industry to learn a craft that he can retire with. He came to Bogner Sheet Metal looking to gain the knowledge from an experienced company. Erik has 2 children. He enjoys fishing, watching baseball and playing with kids in his free time.
Erica Mendez – Service Dispatcher
Erica was born in Santa Cruz and raised in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Her role in the company is
scheduling and supporting the service department. She graduated from San Jose State with a degree in
Criminal Justice, and attended Cabrillo with the intent to get a degree in Culinary Arts and Spanish. Her
hobbies are baking, spending time with her family, and doing DIY crafts. She is married and has one dog.
Jesse Herrera – Estimator / Sales
Jesse has a passion for building things and helping others. He has a background in business. Jesse spent many years working in the Silicon Valley and was looking for a local company to contribute his service to the community. He enjoys exercising, traveling and spending time with friends and family.
Janine Ciapponi – Service Dispatcher
Janine was raised in the industry. He father bought the business from the Bogner family in the late 60’s. She and Bob bought the business in the 80’s. Janine is a retired middle school teacher, where she enjoyed teaching math and science. She has worn many hats in the Bogner building. In her free time she enjoys knitting, sewing, quilting, bird watching and playing with her grandson.
Cindy Martin – Install Department
After a 30 year career in Silicon Valley Marketing, Cindy is thrilled to be working in Santa Cruz County for a company with an amazing reputation for integrity and service. She works with Jesse Herrera to ensure the installation process is focused on the customers’ needs from the first phone call for an estimate appointment to the last day of installation and beyond. Her only complaint about Bogner Sheet Metal is that no one loves movies as much as she does.