Our Philosophy

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who we are

37+ Years of CNC Machining Services & Automation Solutions for Precision Parts

Since 1986, Ricaurte Precision Inc. has rigorously pursued continuous improvement—for our team, for our shop, and for our customers.

Driven to meet the evolving needs of a rapidly changing market, our certified AS9100D and ISO 9001:2015 precision machine shop embraces cutting-edge, capability-expanding technologies that ensure the highest quality and most cost-effective machining processes in the industry.

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Our History

Here's Where It All Started.

Mar 1986
After 20 years in defense and aerospace machining, Luis Ricaurte opens his own Orange County, California machine shop: Ricaurte Precision Inc.
June 2008
To better serve medical device and aerospace customers, RPI adds Swiss screw machines alongside the precision machine shop’s CNC mills and lathes.
May 2012
RPI brings Wire EDM technology in-house, enabling superior machining for internal corners, thin slots, deep cavities, and other intricate features.
Feb 2014
RPI relocates into an expansive 14,400-square-foot facility in Santa Ana, California, with floorplans optimized for efficiency and throughput across all departments: receiving, planning, machining, assembly and kitting, quality assurance, quality control, and shipping.
Sep 2016
RPI obtains ISO 9001:2008 certification.
Feb 2017
At the MD&M West Conference in Anaheim, California, RPI presents its cutting-edge CNC machining services to Medtech engineers and leaders in medical device development.
Mar 2018
RPI implements a cloud-based ERP system, enabling teamwide engagement with real-time scheduling, part documentation, and start-to-finish job tracking, all accessed via company computers and handheld devices.
Sep 2018
RPI receives ISO 9001:2015 certification.
Jan 2020
RPI invests in 5-axis machining systems equipped with 32-pallet automatic workpiece loading and 320-tool magazines, elevating the precision machine shop’s efficiency, strengthening its consistency in quality, and enabling 24/7 lights-out CNC machining services for complex, tight-tolerance parts.
Apr 2020
RPI obtains AS9100D certification.
July 2021
RPI adds twin turret live tooling lathe technologies with 12 foot automated bar feeder to the company’s line up of Live Tooling and 2 axis mills.
Jan 2022
RPI implements automated quoting technologies for improved accuracy and responsiveness to customers (Paperless Parts) and also implements a new digital ERP system (ProShop) to further drive efficiency, accountability and traceability of all jobs and processes on the shop floor.
Jan 2023
RPI adds another 5 Axis pallet system with 10 pallets and 90 tool stations to further expand RPI’s automation offerings.
Mar 2023

RPI introduces a new, large automated CMM to complement our existing line up of inspection equipment.

Our Philosophy
Our Values, Your Success
Excellence in communication

with honesty and transparency

Attention to detail and quality

in everything we do

Flexibility and resourcefulness

to achieve and succeed as a team

Eagerness to grow

and to help each other grow


for what we have, for each other, and for our customers

Who We Are

Our Team, Your Manufacturing Partners

Hernan Ricaurte, President

Hernan joined RPI in early 2016 with the objective of further strengthening the quality and scope of services at the company. Prior to joining the family business, Hernan spent over 20 years in the medical device and healthcare industry, serving in senior management positions in the US and Japan.

In addition to working closely with customers to ensure quality and timely delivery of parts and services, Hernan is also responsible for various growth initiatives while ensuring Ricaurte Precision remains on the cutting edge of new technology implementation.

Randal Leach, Operations Manager

Randal Leach brings over 20 years of manufacturing experience to RPI, where he has served as Operations Manager since 2022. In his role, he is responsible for managing the day-to-day flow of the manufacturing floor, ensuring the organization adheres to its quality standards, and working closely with the HR team. An adept problem-solver, Randal enjoys working on diverse projects and finding ways to overcome challenges to provide high-quality products and an excellent customer experience.

Emily Williams, Controller - Human Resources Manager

Emily is an accomplished accounting and human resources professional with 25 years of experience, predominantly in manufacturing. She has completed several prestigious management and leadership programs in that time.

An RPI team member since 2022, Emily is responsible for managing all accounting and HR-related functions to ensure processes and procedures are followed and that RPI maintains compliance with state and federal guidelines and regulations. Customers and vendors appreciate her proactive and positive attitude in providing them with detailed financial support.

Drawn to RPI’s collaborative, growth-oriented, and tech-forward environment, Emily is instrumental in pushing our company to continuously improve in pursuit of ongoing growth and success.