Leadership Team - Modtruss


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.

Sam Klein | Director, Sales and Marketing

Sam brings over 10 years of world-class marketing and sales experience to ModTruss. Prior to joining ModTruss, Sam worked at Harley-Davidson Motor Company in various departments including: Experiential Marketing, Consumer Experience, HOG (Harley Owners Group), and The Harley-Davidson Museum. At the museum he started the Group Sales Department and managed relationships with Harley dealers around the world. Sam also had a marketing internship with the Milwaukee Brewers where he had the opportunity to run in the famous sausage race. He won more than he lost.

Jacob Jarosch | Design Engineer

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.

Kelly Seymour | IT & Infrastructure

Kelly came 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.