Steven E. Barnett

Founder & CEO

Steve began his manufacturing career at GE Aircraft Engines in 1985. He moved to GE Engine Services Division in 1992, and became inspired with the component repair realm of the aviation business. At various GE Repair Facilities, the process of purchasing the small but significant honeycomb rings and segments became a serious limiting factor to various Lean initiatives and progress in that business. With the limited choice of suppliers in October of 1996, Steve purchased Indy Honeycomb in Indianapolis, Indiana where the business was run until moving it to Northern Kentucky in October of 1998. Steve’s main focus then and now is “to make honeycomb easy to buy.”

Don Prysi


Don joined the Indy Honeycomb team in 2007 and has served in various positions to include Engineering Support, Production Manager, Vice President and ultimately President. He started his career in aerospace manufacturing at Rockwell Collins as a Team Lead where he learned the best practices of a world class company . His background includes coursework in aviation maintenance technologies, a Bachelors of Business Administration with concentration in Finance and experience as an Intelligence Officer with Kentucky Guard Aviation. Don maintains oversight of operations and works alongside the founder, Steve Barnett, to develop and execute the vision and mission of the company.

Sergiy Papyshev


Until 2002 Sergiy Papyshev lived in Ukraine and was employed with one of it's largest food conglomerates working on automation of the manufacturing process and then as a manager for the production department. In 2002 Sergiy and his family immigrated to United States and later became a naturalized citizen. Sergiy holds Systems Engineer degree from Kiev International University of Civil Aviation. He joined Indy Honeycomb in 2005 starting as a machine operator, quickly moving up the ranks to assistant engineer, now is the Engineering Manager.

Merzuk Ramic

Quality Manager

Merzuk Ramic joined the Indy Honeycomb family in 1998 and was at that time introduced to the world of Aerospace Manufacturing. His previous experiences in various roles helped shape him for the unique set of challenges he would face as he rose through the manufacturing, supervision and quality ranks at Indy Honeycomb. As the current Quality Manager, Merzuk has established himself to be the go to guy when it comes to quality, among other things. His dedication to doing the right thing at all times has been beneficial in managing the AS/ISO Certifications and relaying it to employees and customers at all levels.

Zach Kraft

Production Engineer

Zach joined the Indy Honeycomb team in late 2014 taking over the role of production engineer. He holds a Master of Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Louisville as well as a Six Sigma Green Belt certification. Zach’s roles include supporting daily production needs and conducting the necessary research and design to keep Indy Honeycomb moving forward in a fast pace aerospace industry.

Andrew Wright

Production Manager

Andrew joined the Indy Honeycomb team in 2011 and has served in various positions to include Machine Operator, Machine Specialist, Maintenance Technician, and now Production Manager. He has previous experience in the millwork industry where he developed skills in carpentry, fabrication, machining, shipping and receiving, and supervision. As Production Manager, Andrew is committed to growing with the company and its employees.

Jack Voet

Production Supervisor

Jack joined the Indy Honeycomb as Production Supervisor in January, 2016 after working part time in off-shift production for eight months. He holds a Six Sigma Green Belt certification and brings 35 years of experience as a working General Manager. Jack previously enjoyed a career in the printing industry where he held management positions for several companies before accepting the opportunity to join Indy Honeycomb full time.

Russell Putthoff

Production & Logistics Coordinator

Russell joined the Indy Honeycomb team in 2008 and has had the opportunity to serve in several positions, now Production & Logistics Coordinator. He is also the buyer for raw materials, outside services and consumable supplies.

Brian Taney

Administrative Specialist

Brian joined the Indy Honeycomb team in October of 2017 after spending 12 years in the technology channel. His current responsibilities include cash account management, accounting, purchasing, along with inside sales support.

Tammy Shatto

Administrative Specialist

Tammy joined Indy Honeycomb in 2014 to help with administrative tasks. Since then she has moved to specifically managing our Human Resource Department. She is the administrator of Indy Honeycomb’s onboarding for new employees, 401(k) plan, health insurance packages and processing payroll. As well, she has taken courses with SHRM to move into her HR Generalist role. Tammy is committed to working alongside employees and continuing to make Indy Honeycomb a great place to be.

Team Based Environment and Training

Our knowledgeable and committed employees operate in a team base environment and take ownership for their department’s performance. Indy Honeycomb’s employees are trained to build character, foster leadership, produce quality, and to be technically superior.

Indy Honeycomb’s Staff is Drug Free

The staff is drug tested randomly, pre-employment, and post-accident. Indy Honeycomb is committed to providing employees a safe, healthy, and productive work environment and complying with government statutes, rules and regulations to achieve a drug free workplace.

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