Alliant Castings takes special pride in its people, and has invested significantly in attracting and retaining a highly skilled workforce. Our team works like a pit crew, combining precision and speed to get the job done right, and right on time. Staff are generously rewarded and motivated by positive recognition for achievement. Through continuous on-the-job training and active management we have built a cohesive team with a single focus: delivering value to the customer. Our team members combine 175 years of industry experience and engineering know-how.

Tom Renk - Alliant Castings Team

Tom Renk


Obtaining his BS degree from Iowa State University, Renk has 33+ years of professional Metalcasting experience. His casting career began at the American Foundry Society (AFS) as a Software Development Engineer. During his tenure at AFS he improved existing casting software, taught software related classes, and did contract solidification modeling. After 4 years at AFS, Renk worked as a Foundry Engineer for Maynard Steel in Milwaukee, WI. In 1995, Renk was hired by American Metalcasting Consortium (AMC) as an Applications Engineer. While at AMC, Renk worked with the United States Department of Defense and private defense contractors to optimize costs and casting processes of various military castings. In late 1996 Renk was presented with the opportunity to rejoin the family business, United Machine and Foundry (UMF) as a Foundry Engineer. During his 16+ year career with UMF Renk has held various positions including foundry engineer, technical manager, operations manager, sales manager and his current role as president.

Jamie Burt - Alliant Castings Team

Jamie Burt

Account Manager

Ms. Burt attended South East Technical College in Winona, MN and Rochester Community and Technical College in Rochester, MN before opening and running her own business for roughly 5 years. Ms. Burt has worked in customer relations for 20+ years. She joined the Alliant Castings team in early 2015 as an Administrative Assistant for a short time before moving up to Customer Service for the NorthStar Products division. After a year of learning the ropes of the blasting world, Ms. Burt took the position of NorthStar Products Operations Manager. She has since acquired the role as Alliant Castings Account Manager and Cost Estimator to better serve our customers and further strengthen our team.

Jamie has two daughters and enjoys spending her time outdoors, working on her hobby farm and gardening.

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Casey Iossi

Plant Manager

Casey graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a BS in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering with a focus in design and metal casting. In his career he has worked in several technical and managerial roles such as, Gating and Simulation Engineer, Tooling Engineer, Process Engineer, Technical Sales Manager. Casey serves on UNI Industrial Technology Board, UNI Foundry Education Foundation Advisory Board, American Foundry Society Chemically Bonded Sand Committee, and is a Volunteer Fire Fighter in his Community.

Casey enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, golfing, fishing and camping.