Meet the ModTruss Team!

 

 

Patrick Santini | Owner, Inventor, CEO

 

Patrick is the inventor and patent holder of the ModTruss product line. As previous owner and President of Kernwer LLC, Patrick has over 20 years experience in the entertainment production industry. It is this experience and knowledge that lead to the design of ModTruss and its accessories. As CEO Of ModTruss, Patrick will continue to develop and engineer the product line.

 

 

Steve Weltin | CFO

 

For 2 years Steve served as Kernwer LLC’s CFO and is now CFO of ModTruss. Prior to his time with Kernwer, Steve held a management position at Precision Metals and Hardware Inc. (PMHI). For 16 of his 22-year tenure at PMHI, Steve oversaw all operations as Executive Vice President. PMHI is a distributor of commercial hardware materials to general contractors for large construction projects throughout the Midwest.

 

 

Jennifer (Jenn) Freund | Dealer Relations

 

 

Karlee Guay | Marketing & Graphic Design

 

Having been involved with the ModTruss product since its conception, Karlee Guay brings over 10 years of experience in graphic design, marketing and photography. She attended the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh where she graduated with a Graphic Communications degree. Karlee is fluent in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign and also dabbles in video editing. The ModTruss team is excited to have her as the voice of our product through print and social media.

 

Ryan Luther | Sales

 
Ryan Luther has been embedded in the sports entertainment industry for upwards of 10 years. His talents of professional camera operator and onsite technical services allowed him to rub elbows at some of the worlds biggest events such as: the Olympics, Super Bowl and World Series to name a few. Ryan joined the ModTruss team in 2015, pioneering the Aerospace market as well as continuing the entertainment foothold. Ryan’s goodwill passion has given him the opportunities of teaching Physical Education at an international school in Kabul, Afghanistan and volunteering at orphanages in Haiti. In Ryan’s free time he can be found spending time hiking with his dogs, scuba diving, and cooking delicious food for his friends.

 

John Dworak | Sales

 

 

Jacob Jarosch | Mechanical Designer

 
With a Mechanical Design Engineering degree from Moraine Park Technical College and previous experience in welding, press brake, and CNC machining Jacob brings invaluable knowledge of the design and manufacturing processes to ModTruss. Jacob is a CSWA and CSWP certification holder that can design and analyze parametric parts and assemblies using a variety of complex features in the SOLIDWORKS CAD software. He is an ambitious resource to our ModTruss team.
 

 

Eric Nett | Project Engineering

 

With a vast mechanical background, Eric provides ModTruss with knowledge in custom fabrication, hydraulics, Class 1 railroad Journeyman Carman, defense and overseas contracting. His set of skills, along with his degree in mechanical design engineering from Moraine Park Tech, make him a great asset to our engineering team. His creativity in skilled operations go hand-in-hand with his knowledge of Windchill, Creo, Catia, Revit, AutoCAD, SolidWorks, SmarTeam and SketchUp.

 

Daniel (DJ) Bridgeford | Minister of Field Operations

 

Within the construction industry for over 10 year, Daniel (DJ) has a wide variety of certifications and experience. He has spent time as a MSHA certified miner at stone quarries across Wisconsin and working with a mechanical contracting company. DJ has a plethora of knowledge and experience when it comes to welding, from taking welding courses to being in charge of weld procedures, welder audits and destructive testing. Taking on the role of Minister of Field Operations at ModTruss brings DJ to builds from coast to coast and beyond. When he isn’t leading our current builds, you can find him in his own shop welding and woodworking to create awesome steampunk and industrial style furniture.

 

Christopher (Chris) Guay | Purchasing Manager

 

Christopher brings over 10 years of Management and purchasing experience to ModTruss. He was born and raised in Appleton, Wisconsin where he also attended Lawrence University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Science. With a machining background, a passion for numbers and his purchasing experience, Chris brings a unique skill set to his position here at ModTruss. When he isn’t crunching numbers, Chris enjoys bowling a few frames here at the MT Lodge or spending quality time with his wife and daughter.

 

Kelly Seymour | IT & Infrastructure

 

Kelly comes to ModTruss after 20 years in the I.T. field working at an Aerospace & Defense contractor in Madison, Wisconsin. Functioning as a one-man I.T. department, Kelly was responsible for managing the company servers, workstations/laptops, telecom system and building access/security system. A natural lover of technology, Kelly is responsible for maintaining our Information Systems and assisting with electrical and mechanical projects.

 

 

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