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Management Staff

Tim Geise, President

Tim Geise is the founder and owner of Electro Controls. The idea for Electro Controls was conceived following a discussion with a customer thirty five years ago, while Tim was working for an electrical distributor. taking it from two employees to over 80 associates today who build electrical control panel and wire harness assembly solutions. Every step of the way Tim has credited the people in his organization, who have been responsible for all growth and success that Electro Controls has experienced.

Kevin Geise, VP Operations

Kevin Geise has been a member of Electro Controls since the day his father bought the business in 1986, he has worked many jobs there, starting in the warehouse. Along the way he began building and wiring control panels. He then turned his focus to the wire harness department in 2002, which he soon began managing, and worked his way up to the V.P. of Operations in 2013. Kevin and his wife Sara spend their time raising their two girls, Reese and Taylor, both of whom are actively involved in volleyball, soccer and basketball.

Jeff Prenger, Director of Business

Jeff Prenger has an Electrical Engineering degree (BSEE) and a Business Administration degree (MBA) from the University of Dayton. He has 25 years of assembly and manufacturing experience, including production, engineering, sales, supply chain, operations, and executive management. Jeff commutes to Sidney every day from the big town of Russia (Roo-she). When not working on control panel and wire harness solutions, Jeff can be found helping his wife Hollie raise their five children and rooting on the Cincinnati Reds and Dayton Flyers.

Jace Fair, Controls & Engineering Manager

Jace Fair joined the company in 1990 and has been working directly with motor controls and automation for more than 25 years. He has expert level technician experience with control panels, relay and PLC control schemes, power circuits up to 600VAC, HMIs, and VFDs. In addition, he has years of experience doing system and controls integration, startup, debug, and commissioning. Jace has owned and operated two small businesses. Jace has more than 15 years of supervisory and management experience and is currently a member of the senior management team at Electro Controls. Jace and wife Sandy have raised 3 daughters, all in which were graduating High School Valedictorians, and have successfully continued their education with earning college degrees.

Scott Guggenbiller, Standard Production Manager

Scott received an Associate Degree in Electronics from DeVry University in 1978. He came to Electro Controls in February 1982 to assist with the beginnings of the printed circuit board department. Scott has been married for over 35 years, with 2 daughters and 2 grandsons. He enjoys being at the gym and working on his golf game, but his main duty at Electro Controls is Department Manager for Standard Production.

Linda Silverthorn, Modified Production Manager

Linda Silverthorn started with Electro Controls in 1990 as a wiring and assembly technician. Her past work experience include a Business Service Rep for the local phone company and at the Cincinnati Board of Education she was a key contact for parents during the deregulation of schools. After several years, Linda proved her dedication to Electro Controls customers and was given the position of Modified Standard Manager. She manages one of Electro Controls largest customers along with 10-12 others and works closely with all of buyers and engineers to deliver a quality product on time.

Jo Ellen Mason, Quality Control Manager

As an Electronics Technician on active duty for 6 years in the U.S. Navy, Jo Ellen gained a wealth of knowledge in electronics. She earned her BS in Education from Ohio State University in 1985. Jo Ellen continued her military service enlisting in U.S. Air Force Reserves working as Air Transportation Superintendent, and recently retired with 25 years of service. She joined Electro Controls in 1993 and her responsibilities range from ISO, Quality Control, and tool calibration.

Brett Bender, Field Services Manager

Brett is a Sidney High School graduate and Army Veteran who spends his days on-site with Electro Controls customers managing installation, start-up and commissioning of new control panels. He and his team also provide basic field services including engineering, debug, troubleshooting and repair. Brett started off in panel wiring at Electro Controls in 1994 and moved into Field Service Manager in 2013.

Adam Barhorst, P.E. - SCADA & Systems Integration Manager

Adam Barhorst started in the Engineering Department at Electro Controls and is currently Division Manager of the SCADA group. He has a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from The University of Toledo and has worked primarily in the controls engineering field since graduation. He has worked for systems integration firms in Tampa and Columbus before coming on board with Electro Controls in 2006. Throughout his career he has been responsible for controls ranging in large projects such as Water & Wastewater Treatment Plants, Draw Bridges, and even an international processing plant in China, as well as smaller projects with OEM’s and electrical contractors. When not working, Adam can be found helping his wife Erin raise their three daughters or doing something outdoors (hiking, kayaking, biking, etc.).

Adam York, Series Assembly Production Manager

Adam joined Electro Controls in 2012, and although his main priority is Series Assembly, he is also the head of maintenance, and outside of work coaches Jr. High Basketball for Russia. He and his team also often assist with business needs of all Dickman Supply locations. Adam and wife Kaitlin recently welcomed their 1st born child, Stephen to their family.

Blake Money, Custom Assembly Manager

This class work clown turned manager began his journey with Electro Controls in 2000 in Custom for 6 years, then for the next 8 years worked out to the field, where occasionally you will still find him. Blake is a proud father of 3 who enjoys the outdoors and cheering on his kids in all their sports events.

Dara Inman, Purchasing/Shipping & Receiving Manager

Born and raised in Sidney, Ohio, this mother of 3 enjoys her time with family & friends. Dara started at Electro Controls in 2000 in Custom Standard, and after 7 years, worked her way to Shipping & Receiving/Purchasing/Inventory, all of which she now manages. If not at work, you can usually find Dara at the ballfield or the dance studio.

Jamie Hoying, Wire Harness Production Manager

Jamie came to Electro Controls in 2005 starting out on the production floor of Wire Harness Department. In 2014 she was handed the reigns of supervisor role in Wire Harness which then lead to Wire Harness Production Manager. Jamie loves the crew she works with, which averages to be approximately 40 employees. Born and raised in Anna, OH this married mother of 3 loves time with her family.

Account Management

Ray Lepore, Sales Engineer

Ray came to Electro Controls in April of 2011, with educational background that was mostly irrelevant to the position, but he had lots of work experience in engineering, manufacturing and training and development. Basically new to sales, he learned quickly and eventually, after a few years, sold a few items. Today, he’s still selling a few items for us.

Scott Gehle, Sales Engineer

Scott Gehle owns an Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering from Wright State University, and a Bachelor Degree in Business Management from Bluffton University. Scott has been married to his wife Angie for 20 years, and live in the Fort Recovery area with their 3 children. He came to Electro Controls with 13 years of experience in Electrical Engineering at two major equipment manufacturers, including designing electrical schematics and programming PLC’s and HMI units. He also travelled the world for start-up and troubleshooting of new automation machinery equipment. Scott joined Electro Controls in 1998 to work closely with a variety of industrial and food industry customers. He is responsible for front line sales and applications, including project management on new electrical control panel and system integration projects.

Shawn Dues, Sales Engineer

Shawn began his career at Electro Controls in 2010 working part time in panel assembly while earning his Associate degree in Electronics Technology from Sinclair Community College. He then moved in to the engineering department and went on to earn his Bachelor’s degree from Wright State University in Organization Leadership. Shawn’s design input and application knowledge quickly caught the attention of customers and co-workers. His technical and sales experience allows him to effectively collaborate with clients, develop detailed quotations, and manage projects to meet customers control and automation needs. Shawn enjoys the outdoors, playing softball and working on the family farm outside of the office.

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