Meet the ModTruss 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.


Jennifer (Jenn) Freund | Dealer Relations

I did not complete my BIO, so my boss gets to write what he wants. I love Unicorns and hairy backs. When I am not filming a season of Hoarders, I like to decorate my life size gerbil habitat. With not much to do most days, I am always available to be the friendly voice to give you all the ModTruss advice you may ever need. Sorry boys, I am married to my job and my job is good to me. xxoo


Sam Klein | Manager, Strategic Solutions

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.


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.


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.


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.


John Dworak | Sales

John Dworak, an Account Executive, brings with him over 30 years of applications experience to ModTruss. Areas of expertise include; Industrial Engineering, Safety, Processes, IOT Platform Program Implementation, New Product Design, Development, Sales and Marketing Responsibilities in the US. His approach when working with clients is simple, all discussions are confidential, he listens to your specific needs, desired out-comes, timetables, expectations and budget constraints. John will make sure we have the building blocks to get you where you want to go.


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.