Steve Sass – Co-Owner/Vice-President/Lead Geek

Year you began at Nysus: 2005

College: The University of Toledo – BS & MS in Engineering

Hometown: Lambertville, MI.  Also lived in California (Point Mugu) for 3 years while in the Navy as an Aviation Electronics Technician.

About Steve: I am married with 3 kids: Sophia, Evelyn, & Vincent, and a funny dog named Puj.  Loving the dad-life, and I enjoy pretending I am still young enough to play basketball, woodworking, music, and various geek-ish projects.

Favorite Sports Team: Michigan Wolverines….mainly basketball & (I suppose) football, and the Detroit Pistons

Favorite Food:  Chocolate shakes.  In high school, I installed car stereo systems for my friends and my only required payment was a chocolate shake!

Why do you enjoy working at Nysus Solutions?   It has been amazing watching Nysus grow into what it’s become.  We have grown into a real powerhouse amongst the MES and automation sector.  We have built a great team that has a ton of manufacturing experience and great work ethic.  This allows us to tackle and overcome any challenge that we face and deliver a quality product for our customers that helps them achieve their goals.

What do you like most about working within the manufacturing industry?  As a programmer, it is rewarding to see what you are working on be applied to the physical world.  I don’t think I could have ever written financial software or something that wasn’t tangible.  To drive down the road and see a car or other product that we helped ensure the quality of is really satisfying.

Kevin Wickenheiser – Co-owner/Vice-President/Business Development

Year you began at Nysus: 2011

College: The University of Toledo – BS & MS in Engineering and Master of Business Administration

Hometown: Erie, MI.

About Kevin:  I am married to my wonderful wife Christine of 17 years.  We have two children (Collin and Erin) and their schedules keep us pretty busy.  In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, working around the yard, playing soccer or basketball, hunting, planning to go hunting, and talking about hunting.

Favorite Sports Team: Michigan Wolverines and all the Detroit sports teams (Pistons, Lions, Red Wings, Tigers)

Favorite Food:  Venison (shocking)

Why do you enjoy working at Nysus Solutions?  The reason I enjoy working at Nysus Solutions is our team.  There is a very strong sense of comradery and people are always willing to jump in and help out.  I am constantly impressed by the things our team does to make sure our customers are successful.

What do you like most about working within the manufacturing industry?  I really enjoy getting to visit so many manufacturing facilities and see how a variety of products are made.  It is very rewarding to be able to help all types of manufacturing organizations implement new technologies and improve their businesses.  It is an exciting time to be involved in manufacturing in North America as there is an increased focus on lead time reductions and a constant push for improved efficiencies.

Michael Karpinski – Director of Manufacturing Systems

Year you began at Nysus: 2018

College: The University of Toledo, BS in Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: Summerfield, MI.

About Mike:  I enjoy participating in and watching a variety of sports, spending time outdoors and being with my family.

Favorite Sports Team:  Michigan Wolverines

Favorite Food: Seafood

Why do you enjoy working at Nysus Solutions? Nysus provides an environment that stimulates innovation and growth of its employees.

How do you apply the Nysus Solutions Core Values (Be United/Be Passionate/Be Thankful) to your position?  I am a perfectionist. This trait drives a passion to not only provide a solution, but to try as many times as it takes to provide the best possible one.

Bob Coldren – Director of Automation

Year you began at Nysus: 2015

College: The University of Toledo – BS in Electrical Engineering

Hometown: Findlay, Ohio

About Bob: I am married with 3 sons and 2 cats. I enjoy spending time with family at home, golfing, coaching baseball and playing drums in the praise band at church.

Favorite Sports Team:  Ohio State Buckeyes

Favorite Food:  Steak

What do you like most about working within the manufacturing industry? I love getting to see how things are made, from people assembling parts to large machines and robots making and handling parts. The technology advances rapidly in this industry and it is very exciting to get to be a part of that.

What do you see for the future of Nysus that you are excited about? The sky is the limit for what we can achieve at Nysus over the next several years. We are expanding our automation capabilities and our core MES products have gone through several cycles of improvement to get to a point where we are providing what we believe are extremely reliable and user-friendly systems.

David Von Sacken – Director of Engineering

Year you began at Nysus: 2014

College: The University of Toledo.

Hometown: Toledo, OH.

About Dave: I have worked in manufacturing plants for nearly 20 years.  I have been married for 13 years to my wife Rosey and we have 1 daughter. I also enjoy golfing as much as possible.

Favorite Sports Team: My favorite sports team is the softball team my daughter is currently playing on.

Favorite Food:  My favorite food is a salad.  Just kidding, it’s tacos.

Why do you enjoy working at Nysus Solutions?  I enjoy working at Nysus Solutions because of our team.  I can honestly say we always have a laugh every single day.  Each team member working at Nysus brings a unique skill set, we have some of the smartest, most talented people working here that I have ever met.

What do you like most about working within the manufacturing industry?  What I like most is meeting new people and seeing new companies and their products.  Working at Nysus is a unique position, we have helped companies build all sorts of products.  On any given day I am shown something that raises my interest in societal innovations.

Kristin Martin – Controller

Year you began at Nysus: 2015

College: BA Business Accounting Siena Heights University / MBA Davenport University

Hometown: Erie, MI.

About Kristin: I enjoy spending time outdoors with my husband and 2 daughters.  I love running and playing soccer in the “old lady” league.

Favorite Food:  Grilled Salmon

What do you see for the future of Nysus Solutions that you are excited about?  I see continued growth and success for Nysus Solutions in the future. I am excited to see how Nysus Solutions will use the latest technology to improve the manufacturing industry.

What do you think sets Nysus Solutions apart from the competition? The quality of service sets Nysus Solutions apart from the competition. Our team members go above and beyond to help each customer. We provide them with the best solution, support, and overall experience.  Our team is made up of knowledgeable individuals with unmatched industry experience.

Chad Montgomery – Project Manager

Year you began at Nysus: 2019

College: The University of Toledo – Mechanical Engineering Technology

Hometown: Medina, OH.

About Chad: I enjoy hanging out with my two kids, the dog, and the wife. I enjoy doing projects where I can teach my kids things like working on cars or the house. When I get free time during the fall, I enjoy watching the Browns lose every Sunday.

Favorite Sports Team: Sadly, the Cleveland Browns

Favorite Food: Bacon

Why do you enjoy working at Nysus Solutions? The opportunity to grow and learn. One day I can be doing programming, the next project management, the next programming robots.

What do you like most about working within the manufacturing industry? There is something new every day and it is rare that I am stuck doing repetitive things.

Sergio Gil – Software Engineer

Year you began at Nysus: 2018

College: Politecnico Gran Colombiano

Hometown: Manizales, Colombia

About Sergio:  I like to meet new places with my wife and dogs. In my spare time I like to play drums.

Favorite Sports Team:  Colombia’s National Soccer team

Favorite Food:  Bandeja Paisa

Why do you enjoy working at Nysus Solutions?  I like working at Nysus Solutions because of its multicultural working environment that makes you grow and learn from every new project and coworkers.

What do you think sets Nysus Solutions apart from the competition?  What sets Nysus Solutions apart from the competition is the team. We are always ready and committed to complete every project successfully.

Christine Kawsky – Business Development Engineer

Year you began at Nysus: 2020

College: The University of Toledo – BS in Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: Centerville, OH.   

About Christine: I am married with two children (plus a one lazy cat).  Our family enjoys traveling and has been to Norway, Ireland and Alaska.   My favorite things are shelling at the beach and decorating for Halloween. 

Favorite Sports Team: Michigan Wolverines and Toledo Rockets

Favorite Food:  Black Olives

What do you see for the future of Nysus Solutions that you are excited about?  Nysus has grown exponentially within the past decade.   Building our customer base through excellent customer service and innovative service offerings, I see an exciting future for Nysus Solutions – and I am thrilled to be a part of it!

What do you think sets Nysus Solutions apart from the competition?  Our sales team is dedicated to growing the company by providing the best possible experience for our customers through personable and quick response times, competitive pricing, and friendly, knowledgeable service.  Our software was built from the ground up and has been proven successful through many years of use in large scale manufacturing facilities.  In addition, our team works directly with the customer to provide state-of-the-art automation solutions that solve unique concerns and inefficiencies.

David Cornell – Automation Engineer

Year you began at Nysus: 2014

College: Owens Community College – Network Information Service and Support

Hometown: Oregon, Ohio

About Dave:  I have spent my whole life living in my hometown where I still live today with my wife, Monica, and our two kids, Noah and Leah. For fun we like taking trips to the zoo, watching movies, going to the kids sporting events, and taking trips. I also still enjoy playing video games from time to time.

Favorite Sports Team:  Toledo Mud Hens and Toledo Walleye

Favorite Food:  Any and all!

What do you see for the future of Nysus Solutions that you are excited about? Since I’ve started in 2014, the company has continued to grow at an exponential rate, I’m excited to see all the projects that we have as a company and continue to take on more and more allowing our team to continue to grow.

What do you like most about working within the manufacturing industry? What I like most about working in the manufacturing industry is the people I get to meet and work with.

What do you think sets Nysus Solutions apart from the competition? I believe from the start of a project, we understand what the customer wants and are able to provide a custom solution for them where some of our competition doesn’t. Our products, while having a common core structure, are completely customized to the individual need of our customers down to an individual project.