Founder, President, and Chief Technology Officer
As founder, president, and CTO, Andy Reddig leads the TEK Microsystems team. He is a veteran of the real-time embedded systems market and an expert in treaming I/O and processing solutions. A forward-thinking visionary, Andy is committed to keeping Tekmicro on the leading edge of research and development. Under Andy's leadership, Tekmicro was the first supplier of Virtex-6 based embedded boards in 2010, FPGA-based fabric agnostic carrier boards in 2004, and RACEway-enabled I/O carrier boards in 1998. He is a recognized expert and leader in the real-time signal acquisition, generation, processing and recording market.
As CTO, Andy leads Tekmicro's technical efforts to plan and implement next-generation solutions. Andy represents Tekmicro at the VMEbus International Trade Association (VITA) and the VITA Standards Organization (VSO).
Andy holds SB degrees in both electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Vice President, Engineering and Operations
Chris Casey leads the Company's engineering efforts, (including new product development), operations, (including production and purchasing), and quality assurance. His focus is on continuously enhancing Tekmicro’s record of outstanding customer service and technological leadership, rapidly developing new products to meet customer needs, and supporting significant growth.
Chris comes from iRobot, where his experience in market sector technology leadership and explosive company growth will support Tekmicro’s accelerated growth plans.
Chris holds an SBEE from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Director of Sales
As Director of Sales, Rich Connors leads the team responsible for servicing TEK Microsystems’ customers and continuing revenue growth. Along with driving sales growth, his focus is on ensuring that the company’s customers receive the highest level of service from the entire staff, and building strategic relationships with customer management teams.
Mr. Connors has over 20 years’ experience in the electronics industry and has held sales leadership roles at Hittite Microwave and Anaren, Inc. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Marist College.
Quality Assurance Manager
Mike Jillson is responsible for leading the company’s quality assurance activities, driving improvement initiatives, and maintaining the company’s quality management system, including its ISO 9001 certification.
Mr. Jillson has over 20 years’ experience in engineering, quality management and continuous improvement over diverse product areas where quality is critical, such as implantable medical devices and high temperature, high energy batteries for oil exploration. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University and is a six sigma black belt.
Manager, Operations and Purchasing
John Keefe’s dual responsibility of Operations and Purchasing give high level strategic focus to the complete operations cycle from developing partnerships with suppliers to procurement, to the production, test, quality compliance, and finally shipping of products. In addition, John works with Engineering on new product development and new product introduction plans. He has a successful track record of building relationships with suppliers to consistently meets quality, delivery and cost targets.
Prior to Tekmicro, John was purchasing manager at Radiowaves, Inc.
Peter Kornacki manages Tekmicro's engineering department. Combining program management and individual leadership, his focus is on delivering advanced new products on aggressive schedules while continuously improving the engineering development process.
Prior to Tekmicro, Peter was Director of Engineering at Avid Technologies where he led Hardware Engineering efforts to develop and release award winning video editing and broadcast products. Prior to Avid Peter held several management and engineering positions at PictureTel Corporation developing industry-leading video conferencing systems.
Dr. Bill Smith
Managing Director, TEK Microsystems Limited
Dr. Bill Smith is the managing director of TEK Microsystems' engineering design center in Malvern, UK. The Malvern group was established in 2006 when Tekmicro first licensed the QuiXilica family of products from QinetiQ and is now a fully integrated part of the Tekmicro engineering team. Under Bill’s leadership, the Malvern group continues to create innovative signal acquisition, processing and recording products to address customer requirements. The Malvern group also provides support to Tekmicro’s European customers.
Bill holds a BEng and PhD in Electronic Engineering from the University of Sheffield, UK.
Vice President, Finance
John Zimmer is responsible for the company’s finance, accounting and administration functions. His focus is directing the company’s fiscal functions and aligning this structure to allow for continued development and growth. Additionally, John oversees the external and internal solutions that support the MIS, Export Compliance, Human Resource, Security and Facility areas.
John comes from Charles River Development, where he played a significant role guiding them financially and operationally through a prolonged period of substantial growth and global expansion.
John holds a BS in Accounting from Babson College and a MS in Finance from Boston College.