Jack has 30 years of operating experience in a wide variety of industrial product companies, most recently as CEO of several private equity portfolio companies including Technical Concepts (TC), Component Hardware Group (CHG), Step2 and SmartWave. His work delivering advanced technology products and components at TC, CHG and SmartWave is particularly relevant to MultiTech customers. Jack holds a BS from Lehigh University, where he has served as a trustee. He received his MBA with distinction from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Stefan Lindvall, CEO
Stefan Lindvall brings more than 20 years of high-level experience in the wireless industry to MultiTech. Prior to joining MultiTech, Lindvall founded Connected Development, one of the leading wireless design services companies in the U.S. Prior to Connected Development, Stefan served as President of the Americas at Wavecom and before that held various leadership positions at Sony-Ericsson and Ericsson including, Vice President m2m Sales, Americas.
David York, CFO
With more than 20 years of experience in finance within global and mid-market companies, David oversees all financial, IT and human resources activities for MultiTech. He is responsible to ensure accurate financial management and reporting, and manage day-to-day banking, treasury, and operating cash flow, as well as coordinate all legal and insurance matters. Prior to joining MultiTech, he has served as CFO for multiple organizations including SmartWave Technologies, Prinova Group, Mama Tish’s Italian Specialties and Bio-Dyne Corp. and as COO for Summit Industries. He began his career in finance as an auditor at Price Waterhouse after achieving his masters in accountancy from Miami University.
Mike Fahrion, CTO
Mike Fahrion is a technologist and IIoT strategist who is passionate about bridging the gap between technology, organizations and people. His technical expertise combined with a talent for simplifying complex issues allow him to turn technical babble and marketing hype into practical, useful information for both engineers and executives. Mike is an expert in wired and wireless data communications with more than 25 years of design and application experience at the “edge” of networks in remote, harsh or uncontrolled environments.
Steve Hackney, COO
As Chief Operating Officer, Steve leads global supply chain with responsibility for procurement, manufacturing, logistics, quality, safety, and sustainability. Over more than 30 years in engineering and manufacturing management, Steve has accumulated a detailed understanding of product development and manufacturing operations. Prior to his work in the electronics industry, Steve worked on product design and project management in the automotive sector. He has also held responsibility for manufacturing operations for a tier-one supplier to automotive OEMs.
Jerry McDermott, CMO
Jerry brings over 30 years of sales, marketing, new product development and GM experience in both B2B and B2C markets. After a successful career with Scott Paper and Kimberly Clark, Jerry joined the Technical Concepts (TC) team, growing and transforming TC into a global leader in the restroom hygiene market. More recently in his role as CMO of Step2, Jerry led the dramatic growth of the online business and the development of successful licensing programs. At Smartwave, Jerry expanded new business development in end devices for industrial IoT applications.
Prasad Kandikonda, Engineering
Prasad began his MultiTech career of more than 25 years by founding the company's India software division in Bangalore in 1990. Since then he has held progressive responsibility including unified communications, innovation, software and ultimately all of engineering. Before joining MultiTech, Prasad was a systems engineer at Wipro.
Rick Nozel, Americas Sales
Rick Nozel’s entire career has been spent in the M2M wireless networking space. He joined MultiTech in 2014 as senior director of strategic sales. Prior to joining MultiTech, he served as Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing at CalAmp and Vice President of Sales and Marketing at MDS. Rick has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Duane Wald, EMEA and APAC
A farmer by lineage, an engineer by education, and a MultiTech veteran of more 30 years, Duane brings a pragmatic approach to growth and improving business performance. His experience spans across engineering, operations, sales, business development, and marketing. As Vice President of Offering Management, Duane is responsible for the company's products and services in addition to serving as Managing Director for international markets.