Kyle Caniglia


Kyle Caniglia is the President of ADV Plating, an industrial surface finishing company serving the medical, aerospace, defense, electronics and automotive industries. He is responsible for all aspects of the organization’s performance to include generating revenue, optimizing expenses, and managing risk. In addition to his role as President, Caniglia is also the founder and CEO of GCP, a diversified holding company that acquired ADV Plating in 2015.

Caniglia has twenty years of experience leading organizations of varying size, function and industry through change & growth. Prior to founding GCP, he held executive roles in sales, marketing, finance and operations at Ally Financial, Bank of America and GE. Caniglia began his career as a Field Artillery officer in the U.S. Army.

Kyle holds an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, a BS in Chemistry from the University of Richmond and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt. He serves as the Chairman of the McEvoy Foundation. Caniglia resides in Charlotte, NC with his wife and two children.


Brian Kuehl

Sales Manager

Brian Kuehl is the Sales Manager at ADV Plating. He is responsible for current customer needs and working on new projects that grow the business for ADV.  His experience in the metal finishing industry, fostering customer relationships, and leadership skills make him a valuable asset to the ADV team.  Prior to working in the metal finishing industry in the Carolinas, Brian lived in Wisconsin and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and frequenting Lambeau Field for Green Bay Packers games.


Brian currently resides in Matthews, NC with his wife, Amanda, and two dogs, Chloe and Jackson. During his free time, he loves to perfect his golf game and travel with his family.


Bob Parker

Engineering Manager

Prior to retirement, as the company’s original founder, Bob Parker brought a wealth of experience foundational to our current success.

Bob began his career as a plater and worked with all types of plating materials, growing an extensive plating portfolio over 40+ years. In the mid-1990’s Bob had a vision of where the plating industry was headed. That vision led to the creation of Advanced Plating Technologies, a plating operation that specialized in electroless nickel applications, the predecessor to ADV Plating, LLC.

Bob’s technical expertise, creative problem solving and innovative vision made him a unique asset in the plating industry and cherished part of our company’s history. He currently resides in Fairview, NC, likely enjoying the additional time to fish and spend with his family.