About Us

Our team is dedicated to helping you leverage the power of the water jet cutting process.  To get the results you desire, we are here to guide you through every step of the process.  We are available to answer your questions so that the end product exceeds your expectations.

TJ Maloy – Owner

TJ has 41 years of construction, construction management and metal fabrication.  TJ enjoys getting to know his customers and takes special pride in meeting and exceeding their needs.  Any questions regarding drawings, bids/quotes and general waterjet cutting questions can be directed to TJ.

Lorna Kerkes – Business Manager

Lorna has been with Waterjet since 2006.  She formerly held the position as Office Manager but is now on the fast track to retirement, working part-time mentoring the office staff.  Lorna has over 25 years of experience in the accounting field working for architects, banks and engineers.  She continues to keep TJ out of trouble and on track.  In her off time, Lorna loves gardening, old cars and traveling with her husband.

Michael Austin – Production Manager

Michael joined the team in 2008 as an operator/programmer.  He quickly mastered the operations aspect of waterjet cutting and is now Production Manager for Waterjet Cutting Inc.  Michael also acts as the primary customer liaison.  Michael has 18 years of machine shop experience in prototyping and design.  He is proficient in maintaining and repairing pumps, equipment, computers, etc.  Michael is an avid computer nerd and tech junkie.

Debra Marquez – Office Manager

Debra joined the Waterjet staff in July 2014.  She has 23 years of experience in the accounting field and has worked in the manufacturing sector and home care services.  Debra currently handles all aspects of the front office including A/R, A/P, Payroll and all correspondence.  She also keeps TJ on track and finds all the lost paperwork on his desk.  Debra is a talented artist and loves to have a glass of wine and paint in her spare time.

Sheri Maloy

Sheri Maloy – Owner

Sheri has 37 years of experience in human resources in the electric and gas industry.  She brings her exceptional customer service and organizational skills to Waterjet.  In her spare time, Sheri enjoys gardening and traveling.  She has 37 years of experience in keeping TJ on track and has relinquished that responsibility to Lorna and Debra.

Alex Herrera – Waterjet Operator/Programmer

Alex started working at Waterjet Cutting in 2008 while still a high school student at West Mesa High School.  Alex has shown a tremendous ability and now works with customers, is part of the job quoting process, and programs jobs using his expertise with both AutoCAD and Solidworks programs.  He also assists with the maintenance of the machines.  He is continuing his education at UNM working toward his engineering degree.  In his free time he enjoys riding dirt bikes and shooting firearms.

Steven Pruitt – Waterjet Operator

Steven joined Waterjet Cutting as an operator in October 2014.  He has an extensive background in auto and motorcycle mechanics.  Steven’s passions include motorcycles and motorcycle racing.

Shawn Maloy – Facility Maintenance

Shawn has eight years of experience in heavy, civil construction working in Aspen, Vail, Seattle and most recently working on Alaska’s North Slope.  Shawn currently prepares Rhino Board orders and performs general facility maintenance for Waterjet.  In his spare time, Shawn enjoys racing his sand drag jeep and hunting.

Jessica Vaughn – Waterjet Operator

Jessica joined Waterjet Cutting in March 2015.  She is originally from Bloomfield, NM and is our youngest waterjet operator.  In her free time, she likes to spend time with family.


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