Meet The PES Admin Team
Walt joined PES in 2001 as VP of Operations. In 2005, he took over as President/Owner. He has a B.S. in Metallurgy from Penn State University (1990). Walt has over 30 years of testing knowledge and business experience.
Fun Fact: Walt's little league team from North Braddock, PA, won the state championship in 1979 and missed a trip to the World Series (Williamsport, PA) by one game.
Vice President & General Manager
Mike has been with PES since 2008 and has more than 25 years of experience in manufacturing and quality. Mike oversees the day-to-day operations at PES and also focuses on the culture and development of the team and team members. In 2013, he became part owner of PES. He has a B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, M.S. Engineering Management, Robert Morris University.
Someone that he would like to meet:
Vice President - Sales & Marketing
Mic has been with PES since 2012, and has more than 20 years of experience in distributor and professional services sales. Mic oversees the day-to-day Sales and Marketing operations with a focus on customer service. He has a B.A. Finance, from Mercyhurst University. Outside of work, Mic enjoys spending time with his family and is always up for a round of golf.
Fun Fact: Most people don't know his first name is actually Michael.
Technical Director of Materials Testing
Tom is the Technical Director of Materials Testing at PES. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Mechanical Lab, which consists of tensile, impact, stress/creep rupture, fracture, and fatigue testing. He is a mechanical engineer by education and has been working in the mechanical testing field since 1987. Tom has a B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering Technology - Univ. of Pittsburgh Johnstown and an M.Sc. Project Management - Boston University.
His favorite person that he has never met:
Vice President - Technology
Jerry is the Technical Director of Metallurgy at PES. With a curiosity and passion for problem-solving, Jerry Started his career in 1995 as a co-op student for United States Steel - Mon Valley Works. He obtained his undergrad in Materials Science and Engineering in 1998 from the University of Pittsburgh and went on to earn his Master's Degree in the same field from the University of Florida. In 2015, he joined PES where he is responsible for the Metallographic and Chemistry Laboratories, Failure Analysis Group, and Heat Treatment Area. Jerry has been a member of several technical organizations over the years (AMS, IMS, ASTM, AIST), and has authored or co-authored multiple papers, including the IMS 2018 Best Paper Award.
Favorite Person He's Never Met: His great-great-grandmother. "I have been told many stories about what a wonderful woman she was. I was born on her birthday, but never had the opportunity to meet her."
Nate has worked in the Materials Testing industry for over 11 years, starting in Calibration and Metrology and moving into his current role of Quality Manager. When not in the lab, Nate can be found at the Indiana Ice Rink, coaching players ranging from age 8 and under, all the way to the college level for Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
His favorite times are coaching his twin children and seeing them have fun on the ice.
Kaitlyn has been with PES since 2019 and started out as a part-time accountant. She recently got promoted to become the full-time Accounting Manager. She brings over 13 years of experience in finance and accounting across multiple industries.
Someone that she would love to meet:
PES strives to have a team of bright and hard-working individuals who work together towards a common goal. At PES, we are always searching for the top talent- people who bring a fire and passion to be challenged and create solutions in their day-to-day tasks. You might be our ideal candidate if you are looking for an environment that supports their community, builds trust and relationships with clients and team members, has a retention rate of nearly 90%, and works together to support their clients in every way. Working at PES will allow you to meet, engage, and connect with like-minded individuals who show up every day wanting to put their best foot forward. At PES, we care. We care about you, we care about our clients, and we care about making a difference.
Interested in joining our team or want to learn more information? Send us an email and we will respond as soon as we can.
724-834-8848 | Mic@PES-Testing.com