Leadership Team

Patrick Hutchins, President

Patrick Hutchins joined the Company as President February 22nd 2016. Prior to arriving at Staco Systems, Mr. Hutchins served as the Vice President and General Manager for Lisi Aerospace -Torrance, CA Division from 2010-2016. Mr. Hutchins also served in several executive roles as Chief Operations Officer of Automated Precision Incorporated, Satellite Division President and Chief Operations Officer of CalAmp Corp and President and General Manager of Chloride Systems, a division of Genlyte Thomas (now Philips Lighting).  Mr. Hutchins has extensive experience providing high technology products and services for commercial electronics, wireless communications and power solutions for industrial and aerospace markets.  Mr. Hutchins received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University and Masters in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Brett Meinsen, Vice President of Finance

Before joining Staco Systems, Brett Meinsen was Chief Financial Officer for nine years at Reinhold Industries, Inc., a publicly traded international manufacturer of composite products serving both commercial aerospace and military markets.  He was a key contributor in the profitable growth of the company, primarily through acquisitions.  Mr. Meinsen’s 25-year career also includes significant financial experience in the medical device and specialty metals industries, all in manufacturing environments.   Mr. Meinsen received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT.  He is a Certified Public Accountant.

Jeff Bowen, Vice President of Sales – Americas

Jeff Bowen brings more than 18 years of global sales and management experience in the aerospace and defense industry to Staco Systems.   Mr. Bowen has been involved with driving and growing sales for both emerging and Fortune 500 technology companies with experience that spans sales, strategy development, implementation and commercial management.  Mr. Bowen’s business expertise includes an impressive track record of selling to major aerospace OEMs such as; Boeing, Raytheon, Rockwell Collins, Honeywell, Thales and Panasonic Avionics.   Mr. Bowen received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Washington.

Marc Keinert, Vice President of Sales – EMEA & India

Marc Keinert has 20 years’ experience working in sales and business development for global companies in measurement technology, serving multiple industries including aerospace. Mr. Keinert has proven to be a key player in growing sales by developing a dedicated sales channel and managing new product launches. His expertise spans over all major European territories dealing with accounts such as Airbus, Siemens and Thyssenkrupp. His polyglot language skills and international business track record are an asset when building new strategic partnerships and understanding customer requirements. Mr. Keinert’s most recent role as General Manager for Automated Precision Europe GmbH underlined his abilities to lead the EMEAR sales and interact with an international team.

Andy Bain, Vice President of Market Development Subsystems

Andy Bain started at Staco Systems in 2008 as a Director of Sales.  He’s been in charge of the subsystems business unit since its inception in 2009, as well as other new product development, and was promoted to Vice President in 2013.  Prior to joining Staco, Mr. Bain worked for Ducommun Technologies Inc., Man Machine Interface Group where he served as the Global Sales Marketing Manager, and was later promoted to Integrated Product Team Leader.  His duties included strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions and systems integration.  Mr. Bain’s career started at Eaton Corporation, working in the Commercial and Aerospace groups. During his 16 years he held a series of positions of increasing responsibility in product management, sales and marketing management, business development, and strategic account management.   Mr. Bain earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Marketing from Clarkson University, Potsdam NY.

Ian Morrell, Director of Technology and Market Development DES

Ian Morrell brings more than 20 years of design development experience in the electronic components industry to Staco Systems. He has been directly involved with the management of both USA and Asia engineering, quality, and supply chain functions with emphasis on the design and production of custom products for a broad range of OEM customers. Mr. Morrell applies his technical knowledge, discipline, and supply chain management experience to his planning and direction of Staco System’s Engineering activities and the management of the Data Entry Systems (DES) product line. He received his Master of Business Administration degree from Pepperdine University in California.

Chris Mayer, Operations Manager

Chris Mayer is a seasoned operations and manufacturing expert within the aerospace industry. His engineering background has led him to manage key manufacturing projects and processes improvement at Hartwell Corporation, GE Aviation and Lisi Aerospace. Mr. Mayer and his team at Staco Systems have the highest emphasis on quality and continuous improvement in order to provide customers with the best products and services. Mr. Mayer holds a Six Sigma Greenbelt certification from 3M and General Electric, and has been Six Sigma Black belt trained by Lisi Aerospace.