About Us

American Manufacturing Services (AMS) is a Veteran Owned Small Business, which is in the process of obtaining its Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) certification.

AMS provides custom design, engineering and manufacturing of parts for a broad range of industries throughout the U.S., including: Automotive, Medical, Electronics, Construction, Hardware, Military and Aerospace. Our state-of-the-art manufacturing plant is equipped with CNC (computer numerical control) lathe and milling machines.  AMS’ manufacturing facility in North Miami, Florida can accommodate small and large volume projects of precision machined stainless steel, aluminum, and steel components.  Our engineering team works with a variety of CAD programs and all of the standard file formats, and can modify drawings as needed.  Their expertise is second to none when it comes to selecting the best design and materials for a project, considering cost savings and efficiency as well as the specific requirements of the application.  Whatever your need, our experienced team will deliver on time with competitive pricing, and we guarantee 100 percent customer satisfaction.

Our Team


Juan Duenas


Retired US Air Force Master Sergeant Juan Duenas is the President and CEO of American Manufacturing Services, LLC. His career in the US Air Force Reserves spanned 30 years while concurrently serving as a State Corrections Officer for 28 years where he retired as a Captain in the Department of Corrections. During his military career in the US Air Force, he held numerous positions which included Military Police, Firearms Instructor, Security Chief, Supply Chief and Personal Security Chief for high ranking military officers. His tours of duty took him to numerous countries which included, Brazil, Germany, England, Kuwait, El Salvador and South Korea where executed a myriad of tasks in security, humanitarian response and disaster relief operations. In his civilian capacity, he performed duties in Landscaping, Plumbing and Corrections. He was highly decorated while in the military and equally recognized in his civilian duties for assisting homeless veterans in the South Florida Region. Juan Duenas is married and has two adult children.​

Christine Kelly

Business Development

Specialist Christine Kelly is an Army Veteran and Reservist with more than 7 years of military service.  She is a business development consultant for American Manufacturing Services, LLC and the Office Manager at the Corporate Office.  During her service in the military she worked as an Administrator, Food Service Specialist and Chaplin’s Assistant at Ft Stewart, GA. After leaving active duty and joining the reserve forces she was hired by Highpoint Academy Coralway Campus as a School Teacher for grades 3rd through 8th.  In this capacity, she excelled providing quality instructions to children in their developmental stages of life. She has continued to perform her duties once per month and two weeks per year as an Army Soldier, protecting our freedom and way of life. She is a single mother of two beautiful children ages two and five.

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Alberto Silva

Business Development

Alberto has over four years of experience in marketing and advertising.  He specializes in social media marketing with creation and management of multiple strategies and campaigns.  Alberto has an extensive experience in multiple social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.  He has created social strategies that increase brand awareness, promotes customer engagement and ultimately drives web traffic and conversions.  Alberto has worked for a variety of industries including healthcare, entertainment, and mass media.  He enjoys working with start-ups providing his knowledge on User Interface Design and User Experience Design.  He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale where he graduated with Honors and won Best Portfolio.
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Keith Duffy


Keith has over thirty years of experience in investment banking, finance, strategic planning, and operations, and has been a principal in a number of start-up companies.  Keith has been the founder and CEO of two bank holding companies, and the founder of a software development company and a biotech company now trading on NASDAQ.  He has held a variety of management, accounting and finance positions over the years.  He has been a licensed securities broker and currently holds a real estate license and a NMLS mortgage broker’s license in Florida.  He has served on the Florida Bar Grievance Committee.  Keith attended Wake Forest University and Rollins College, where he earned a B.A. in Business Administration and Mathematics.
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Pablo Lavigna

Director of Business Development

Pablo Lavigna has over fifteen years of experience in the Manufacturing field.  He worked as Plant Manager Assistant and then Purchasing Director for a manufacturing company in Homestead, FL.  He was responsible for the negotiation of contracts for raw materials, hardware, machinery, consumables, outside services, and shop supplies.  He was also Director of Information Technology for this company.  He has developed and implemented network security procedures and developed software for multiple industries.  He holds several Microsoft and CompTIA certifications including Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE), Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA), and Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), and CompTIA Security+.  He attended Florida International University where he earned his degree in Information Technology and Business with Magna Cum Laude Honors.
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