About PCI Manufacturing

PCI Manufacturing has been in operation for over twenty years with its legacy services in manufacturing consisting of high quality CNC machining, welding and metal fabrication and forming. In 2014, PCI Manufacturing pivoted its business aspirations into the Aerospace Composites space which has since accelerated.

PCI Manufacturing's capabilities consist of metal fabrication and the forming process, welding, CNC Precision Machining and QMS. We utilize the latest technology of CAD/CAM software. Our services include both commercial and defense aerospace programs.

PCI Manufacturing Corporate Snapshot

PCI Manufacturing is a Tribally-owned, Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), and Indian Economic Enterprise (IEE) aerospace manufacturing and service oriented business with ISO 9001/2015 and EN/JISQ/AS9100D Quality Management System certifications located in Atmore, Alabama.

CAGE: 8MWA5
DUNS: 117550451
NAICS: 332439, 332313, 332999, 333515, 336412, 336992, 561910

Doing Business with PCI Manufacturing

PCI Manufacturing is strategically aligned and structured to manufacture and deliver quality parts on time, every time. Our senior staff is experienced and knowledgeable in targeted markets; they are dedicated, committed and passionate about ensuring your project is a success.

Tribally-owned, Small Business

Our Tribal Parent is the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama and they provide a strong backing representing almost $2 billion in annual revenue across the enterprise. This unique ownership also presents a variety of contracting advantages.

Supporting our Government and Commercial Customers

For over 5 years PCI Manufacturing has steadily grown through successful government contracting coupled with planning and creation in the commercial sector. Although we are involved in a wide range of services, we believe that certain truths, learned when we were a small company, still apply:

Clients

Leadership Team

A photograph of Westly Woodruff, President/CEO of PCI Manufacturing

Westly Woodruff

President/CEO
A photograph of John Christy, Sales Manager of PCI Manufacturing

John Christy

Sales Manager
A photograph of Melissa Alfrey, Operations Manager of PCI Manufacturing

Melissa Alfrey

Operations Manager
A photograph of G. Allen Jay, Quality Compliance Officer of PCI Manufacturing

G. Allen Jay

Quality Compliance Officer
A photograph of Amy Jay, Financial Controller of PCI Manufacturing

Amy Jay

Financial Controller
A photograph of JD (Jimbo) Ashcraft, CLS Group Leader of PCI Manufacturing

JD (Jimbo) Ashcraft

CLS Group Leader
A photograph of Joseph Pippins, Production Planner of PCI Manufacturing

Joseph Pippins

Production Planner

Full Leader Bios

Westly Woodruff

President/CEO

Westly L. Woodruff currently serves as President/CEO of PCI Manufacturing, a world-class manufacturing and fabrication operation located in Atmore, Alabama with services focusing on aerospace metal fabrication and forming, welding, kitting, and CNC precision machining and QMS.

As an enrolled member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, Mr. Woodruff has served the Tribe in a variety of capacities. Before becoming President/CEO of PCI Manufacturing, he served as the Tribal Government Facilities Division Director overseeing the Tribe’s facilities, natural resources, public works, and transportation services and as the Corporate Procurement Officer for Creek Indian Enterprises Development Authority, the economic development arm of the Tribe overseeing non-gaming markets and non-governmental services.

Mr. Woodruff has an extensive background working in manufacturing including nearly ten years in molded fiber operations at Huhtamaki Retail Business Unit Chinet Division and five years with Guntersville Steel & Mechanical specializing in manufacturing applications such as poultry processing, feed & grain, dust collection, and industrial material handling.

Mr. Woodruff currently serves as Vice Chairman on the Poarch Creek Indian Gaming Authority Board of Directors, current Board Member for the South Alabama Regional Planning Commission (SARPC), manufacturing Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the Alabama State Community College System, former Co-Chairman for the Native American Contractors Association Board of Directors, and former President of the Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) on the Coast Chapter.

Mr. Woodruff grew up in the Atmore, AL Gulf Coast area. Following graduation at Northview High School, he served in the United States Marine Corp in the Aviation Sector stationed at NAS Pensacola, FL. Other trade specific continuing education achievements would include multiple NFPA 70E & NFPA 79 certifications, Lean Manufacturing Proactive Reliability, Care, and Conditioning Monitoring certifications, AIDT Certified Leader certifications, Associates Degree in Human Resource Management, Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management, and Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP) accreditation from the American Purchasing Society.

Mr. Woodruff is the grandson of the late Mr. Lawrence Walker & Mrs. Reva Walker and great-grandson of Mr. Fred Walker, widely referred to as the first Chief of the Poarch Creek Indians To further the legacy of tribal leadership set-forth by his ancestors, he is active in supporting local economic activities of the community and fervidly promulgates opportunities to advance and preserve his inherent Native American culture.

Woodruff currently resides in Gulf Shores, AL with his wife Sallie of 22 years, and daughter Madeline.

John Christy

Sales Manager

John Christy is currently serving as the Sales Manager for PCI Manufacturing (PCI-MFG) in Atmore, Al. where he is responsible for the daily operations of the composites department's cutting and kitting for Aerospace programs. PCI Manufacturing's Composites department currently has 4 Eastman cutting machines which has achieved a Quality rating > 98% and a 100% on-time delivery rating with our current customer base. The composite department prides itself in both Quality and on-time delivery to our customers while helping our customers meet their production needs and reduce lead times for the manufacturing process.

Mr. Christy has worked in the aerospace industry in both manufacturing and modification for more than nineteen years as an Aircraft Electrician, Aircraft Modification Supervisor, Engineering Planner, Manufacturing Engineer, and Program Manager prior to entering into Business Development for Muskogee Technology. He has also worked in the power generation and distribution industry in power plants and in the field to restore and maintain power through outages and storms. Mr. Christy has worked for and/or performed work for large aerospace companies such as L-3 Technologies, Lockheed Martin, and Boeing, as well as oil field companies such as Baker Hughes. Mr. Christy grew up in Lithia, Florida. After high school graduation, he worked for Tampa Electric.

He then began his service in the Marine Corps where he participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom. During his time in the Marine Corps, he started his Associates Degree, earned his Aviation Electricians certification, and received numerous ribbons, medals and accommodations. Mr. Christy currently resides in Baker, Fl. where he devotes his free time to veterans’ organizations where he helps veterans returning home to overcome the obstacles they face and transitioning back into civilian life.

Melissa Alfrey

Operations Manager

Melissa Alfrey serves as PCI Manufacturing’s Operations Manager. Ms. Alfrey started her career at Vector Aerospace as a parts room clerk; moved to Purchasing, then was promoted to oversee all purchasing, shipping, and receiving functions. During her tenure at Vector Aerospace she oversaw special projects, government contacts, DMOD, bid preparation, maintenance of all requirements for Avionics departments, site visits for vendor audits and managed the Bell Helicopter account purchases. Alfrey produced $35 million in sales as part of a contract with the Brazilian government. She later worked for Heliworks, and DynCorp International as Purchaser, then Manager of Purchasing, Shipping and Receiving. Her responsibilities included maintaining a warehouse for parts sales and purchases and inventory control as well as purchasing and maintaining inventory for 145/135 Repair Station. Ms. Alfrey’s Certifications include:

  • Next Level Purchasing
  • Quantum Control Operations System
  • FCPA
  • TLS Supervision
  • AS9100/AS9100D Training

She joined the PCI Manufacturing team in 2018 and currently resides in Atmore, Alabama.

G. Allen Jay

Quality Compliance Officer

G. Allen Jay serves as PCI Manufacturing’s Quality Compliance Officer. Mr. Jay worked for PCI Manufacturing for three years as a Quality Specialist and Composite Team Leader prior to becoming the Quality Compliance Officer in August of 2019. Jay is responsible for senior development, performance, services, and activities related to Quality Assurance and Control practices for all products and services provided by PCI Manufacturing. He also updates and provides technical direction on all Safety and Health policies and programs for PCI Manufacturing, including developing and implementing Safety Training programs for all PCI Manufacturing employees.

Jay has extensive background and experience in multiple areas, including:

  • Quality Compliance
  • AS9100/ISO9001 Quality Management Systems Administrator
  • Quality Inspections and NDT
  • Certified AS9100 Internal Auditor
  • Document Control
  • Certified NSC Lift Truck Instructor
Mr. Jay retired from the US Army after 22 years of service in Logistics, Supply and Communication. He is a Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom (2004) and a member of both the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He lives in Atmore, Alabama, with his wife, Shelly. They enjoy traveling and spending time with their three daughters and grandchildren.

Amy Jay

Financial Controller

Amy Jay is the Financial Controller for PCI Manufacturing (PCI-MFG). In her current role, she processes month-end financial statements, compiles quarterly and year-end financial reporting and statements, manages the Accounting department, and performs day-to-day accounting functions.

Amy has enjoyed a long and successful career with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. Beginning in 2007, Jay served as a Payroll Specialist for the Tribe’s gaming operations. While at PCI Gaming, Amy advanced to Staff Accountant before joining Creek Indian Enterprises Development Authority (CIEDA).

As a Payroll Administrator for CIEDA, Jay processed payroll for all CIEDA properties and handled all financial monthly reporting for payroll. In this role, she oversaw the payroll functions for a large collection of non-gaming businesses owned by the Tribe. She consistently grew in her level of responsibilities being first promoted to Accounting Specialist and then to Assistant Financial Controller.

While serving as Assistant Financial Controller for CIEDA, she was responsible for reviewing all monthly financial reports, tax reports, and bank reconciliations. She approved all accounts payable batches for CIEDA properties and processed daily financial reports for the retail operations. Additionally, she processed all Tribal Loans applications and assisted applicants with the required paperwork and documentation deemed as requirements for the CIEDA small business loan program.

Amy earned an Associate in Science Degree from Jefferson Davis Community College and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Accounting/Professional Accounting from the University of West Florida.

She currently resides in Frisco City, Alabama.

JD (Jimbo) Ashcraft

CLS Group Leader

JD (Jimbo) Ashcraft is a seasoned professional with a diverse background and a strong track record of accomplishments in various fields. Currently serving as the CLS Group Leader for PCI Manufacturing, LLC, Jimbo's career journey is marked by a relentless pursuit of excellence and a passion for learning and leadership.

Ashcraft's journey began as a Team Leader at Quincy Compressor, where he honed his skills in production and gained valuable experience from 1999 to 2007. Determined to expand his knowledge, he pursued a Master's in Blacksmith work from the esteemed Farriers National Research Center, graduating in 2008. His expertise in the craft led him to become an instructor at the same institution, where he shared his knowledge in Blacksmith/Metalworking, inspiring future generations of metal-working professionals.

From 1992 to 2016, Jimbo Ashcraft showcased his Contract Welder and Blacksmith talent, undertaking various projects highlighting his proficiency in these areas. His craftsmanship and attention to detail earned him a reputation for delivering high-quality workmanship. Then in 2018, Jimbo embarked on a new chapter in his career, joining Muskogee Technology as a Welder. With his extensive background in metalworks and welding, he quickly became an invaluable asset to the organization.

As Ashcraft’s expertise grew, he expanded his skill set into Composites cutting and kitting at Muskogee Technology. His commitment and leadership abilities were recognized, and in 2021, he was promoted to Composites Lead, responsible for overseeing critical aspects of the company's composite operations. Jimbo Ashcraft serves as the CLS Group Leader at PCI Manufacturing, LLC. In this role, he is pivotal in managing and coordinating the CLS program, ensuring its success and effectiveness within the organization. Additionally, Jimbo demonstrates his versatility by devoting part of his time to handling HR functions, contributing to the company's overall success.

Originally hailing from Uriah, Alabama, Jimbo Ashcraft remains grounded in his roots and values. Outside of his professional achievements, Jimbo enjoys spending time with his family, especially his granddaughter and three grandsons.

Joseph Pippins

Production Planner

With over three decades of expertise in Quality Assurance, Joseph has served as an inspector, analyst, and engineer within the aerospace sector, primarily focusing on avionics, metal fabrication, and radar systems. Joseph obtained his degree in English Education from Northwest State College.

Originally from the Florida Panhandle, Joseph currently resides in Jay, FL. He's been happily married to his high school sweetheart for 34 years and is a proud parent to a son, a daughter, and three grandsons.

About Our Parent Organization

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians created a holding company named ECKE to provide high quality products and services to Federal customers under the name Poarch Creek Indians Federal Services. Today that organization contains numerous businesses providing a variety of services including:

The name of the holding company “Ecke” is a Muskogee word for “mother” and reflects the role of the holding company. As the parent, Ecke Holding Company provides the common connection and integration that enables our collective success. Our portfolio of companies shares the Tribe’s values of fairness, trustworthiness, commitment to something bigger than self-perseverance, respect for contribution, open, and honest communication, collaboration, open to new ideas and accomplishment. Through these values, the Ecke companies focus on delivering exceptional services that exceed expectations.