Elias Malfavon


Elias is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Metal Etch Services, Inc. In this position, he is responsible for all strategic initiatives driving the business forward. Having spent 22 years driving results for another manufacturer, Elias founded Metal Etch Services in 2005. Since its inception, Metal Etch Services Inc. has grown to one of the nation’s leading providers of SMT stencils and screens for printed electronics. Elias keeps the business mission simple; treat every order from every customer as an opportunity to earn their business.

In his spare time Elias can likely be found tinkering with his classic car collection, most of the time with a grandchild in tow! Elias is the epitome of a family man raising 4 kids with his wife of 36 years in sunny San Diego.  

Elias Malfavon Jr


Elias Jr is the President of Metal Etch Services, responsible for all operating functions and procedures across our organization. Elias’ eye for efficiency and dedication to crushing client expectations has enabled Metal Etch Services to run a truly lean manufacturing operation.

With a passion for customer service and a natural talent for process optimization, Elias made a career for himself in large chain retail management prior to joining Metal Etch Services in 2005. Through the years Elias held many roles from production to sales management, learning the business from every angle possible.  His intimate knowledge of the business and the unique industries we serve are part of what sets Metal Etch Services apart.

Elias is an avid fisherman taking his boat out on the open water every chance he gets. When the fish aren’t biting, Elias spends his time with his wife of 14 years and their 3 beautiful children.

Lupe Borja

Vice President

As Vice President and our longest standing team member, Lupe is integral in delivering the unrivaled customer experience Metal Etch Services is known for. With her 30 years of industry experience and high level of technical knowledge, there is no customer request Lupe doesn’t know how to handle.

Lupe’s biggest passion in life is her family. She is the proud parent of two STEM PHD graduates/candidates and the grandma to an adorable puppy named Wallace.

Teresa Takacs

CAD Manager

Teresa is experienced in stencil design with an emphasis on identifying potential print issues and applying known countermeasures developed during her 25 years of collaboration with end users and other industry pros.

Teresa's mastery of computer aided design and manufacturing software is second to none and her ability to creatively utilize various software suites provides endless benefits to our clients.

Teresa stays busy hanging out with her three grown daughters/best friends and playing soccer alongside her husband of 25 years.

Marcos Duron

Quality Process Manager

Joining the company in 2006 while attending university, Marcos quickly became a key member of the business. With his wealth of knowledge and incredible attention to detail, Marcos is the ideal Quality Process Manager. In this role, Marcos oversees our quality system including production oversight, process validation, metrology, and training/development of our quality and production staff.

When Marcos isn’t nose deep reviewing detailed metrology inspections, you’ll catch him on the golf course or woodworking in his garage. 

Alejandro “Jando” Duron

Stencil Production Manager

Jando is the Stencil Production Manager overseeing the end to end stencil production. Jando joined Metal Etch Services in 2006 switching gears from his years in the automotive industry.  Having been with the business for so long, Jando has played a critical role in building out the team and processes that make Metal Etch Services a leading manufacture in the industry. Never shying away from getting his hands dirty, Jando can often be found chemically etching a complex multi-level stencil himself, inspecting every inch for perfection.

Jando spends his weekends camping with his wife and 2 kids, excelling at any sport he tries, and installing new dreadlocks for his fellow reggae lovers.

Emilio Duron

Screen Production Manager

Emilio is the Screen Production Manager overseeing the end to end screen production. Following in his brothers footsteps, it was no surprise that Emilio was a perfect fit for the business. Since joining the business in 2007, his hands-on approach and unwavering commitment to quality has helped build the well-oiled machine that is our screen department.

As if his wife of 7 years and two daughters don’t keep him busy enough outside of work, Emilio still finds time to crank out delicious BBQ for his weekend catering business.

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