Leadership Team

President – Donald F. Klein

Donald Klein has served as President of MTE Corporation since September 2007. For two years prior to joining the Company, Mr. Klein was the CFO at Barksdale, Inc. in Los Angeles. Prior to that, he spent 13 years at Artesyn Technologies, a public company that designs and manufactures power conversion products for the computing, networking, and medical industries. At Artesyn, Mr. Klein held several key leadership positions in Operations (VP Manufacturing for North America and VP of Global Operations), Finance (Controller, VP of Finance), and in General Management, which entailed running a $30M high power products acquisition with full P&L responsibility. Previous to that, Mr. Klein was at Tandem Computers in Cupertino, CA and Reston, VA for 9 years, where he held increasingly responsible management positions in Finance and Operations at the $1B company. Don holds an MBA from San Francisco State University.

VP of Finance – Bill Bickel

Bill Bickel has served as the VP Finance / CFO for MTE since 2006. Prior to that Bill was Controller and VP of Finance for TEAL Electronics for 19 years. Bill’s experience and knowledge has brought success and added value to the accounting and finance segments of MTE. Prior to joining MTE, Bill was a Financial Analyst for an M&A firm and Director of Finance for a semiconductor capital equipment manufacturer. He holds a B.S. in Finance from San Diego State University.

Director of Human Resources and Administration – Jaclyn Ramm

Jaclyn Ramm has been with MTE Corporation as leader of Human Resources since October 2011. Jaclyn brings many years of HR experience within a manufacturing environment to MTE, and is responsble for Recruiting, Safety, Top-grading & Organizational Development, Legal Compliance, Compensation and Employee Relations. She spent more than six years in HR at AptarGroup, Inc. with regularly increasing responsiblities, and now utilizes that background to help MTE in both the planning and leadership of cross-functional teams. She holds Bachelor’s Degrees in HR Management and Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

VP of Global Operations & Quality – Niall Finnegan

Niall Finnegan joined MTE Corporation in August 2014 as VP Global Operations. He has held a number of Operations-related leadership positions in his career. At Hill-Rom, Niall was responsible for ensuring Supplier Quality before taking on a similar role at GE. While at GE, he shifted his focus on improving the supply chain as Sourcing Manager, and eventually as the Director of Supplier Development. Niall earned his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toledo.

VP of Channel Sales – Gary Jasinski

Gary Jasinski joined MTE Corporation in January 2004 as VP of Sales and Marketing. Gary started his sales and marketing career at Square D in various positions. After ten years at Square D, he joined San Diego Gas & Electric as Senior Marketing Product Manager and was a council member with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) for end-use Power Quality Mitigation Equipment and Motors and Drives. He then moved on to Powerware as Senior Program manager for OEM accounts before leading the OEM sales at Maxwell Technologies as Director of OEM Sales. Gary earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics from Chapman University and a Master’s Degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California. Gary served 30 years in US Navy and US Navy Reserve before retiring as Command Master Chief.

VP of Business Development and Product Marketing – Z Zakaria

Z Zakaria joined MTE Corporation in March 2013 with 20 years of business development and marketing experience with an emphasis of growth and innovation in several global companies. Z started his career at Brady Corporation where he held various roles in engineering, sales, product marketing, and product development during a ten year tenure. He also worked at Newell-Rubbermaid as Global Marketing Manager, and was most recently at Actuant where he was Director of Business Development. Z earned a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Engineering from Purdue University as well as an MBA from UW Eau Claire.

VP of Strategic Account Sales – Scott Braun

Scott Braun joined MTE Corporation in December 2008. A professional engineer with 20 years of experience at Eaton Corporation, a diversified $8 billion power management company, Scott has a successful history and comprehensive knowledge in product design, engineering management, and product line management. Prior to Eaton, Scott worked for the former Marquette Electronics, now GE Healthcare, in the Engineering Development. Scott brings his expertise and strong management background from MTE Engineering utilizing his skills in both planning and leadership of cross-functional teams. Scott held the Director of Engineering Role until end of 2015 when he moved into present role with responsibility for MTE’s Strategic Accounts. He holds a BSEE from Milwaukee School of Engineering and an MBA from the University of WI, Madison.

Director of Engineering – Todd Shudarek

Todd Shudarek has worked at MTE for more than 15 years.  He joined the company as an Electrical Engineer, and later served as a Senior Project Engineer and then as a Principal Engineer.   In addition to his professional experience at MTE, Todd worked for Hammond Power Solutions in Electrical Design and Development and at Cramer Coil and Transformer as a Senior Project Manager.  Todd has published many technical articles on harmonics and motor protection, and has been awarded numerous patents.  He holds a Masters of Engineering and Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.