Senior Management Bios
Clyde received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University and a M.S. in Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Clyde was with General Electric for 25 years holding positions as Vice President of various business units in Power Systems and GE Corporate. He also served as President & CEO of Clean Harbors, an environmental services company. After initially serving as President & CEO of Argo International, a global stocking distributor, Clyde formed ATC and was retained as President & CEO. Clyde also serves as a Board Member for Junior Achievement Worldwide and Junior Achievement of New Jersey.
Wayne received a BA in Mathematics and Economics from Rutgers University, a MBA in Accounting from Rutgers Graduate School of Management in 1987 and is a C.P.A with an extensive general management background. Wayne worked in public accounting as an auditor for Deloitte and Touch as well as a regional firms for approximately 10 years. Wayne started with ATC in 1999 and in 2002 left ATC to return to his prior employer, a $250MM international distributor of petro-chemical products in order to run the business and prepare it for sale. After the sale in the summer of 2006, Wayne returned to ATC in his current capacity.
Praseed received his Masters in Computer Science from University of Hyderabad. Praseed has over 21 years of Information Technology experience across various business domains like Insurance, Retail, Transportation, Banking, Media and Education and has served in multiple IT related leadership roles. Prior to joining ATC, Praseed founded multiple startups, one of which created the Transportation Industry's first Cloud and Mobile enabled fulfillment system for Carriers. Praseed has also served in Senior Architect roles in companies like GE, Nielsen Media and Perot Systems leading COEs on Architecture, Web Services and Business Intelligence. Praseed is skilled in implementing Agile practices and specializes in leading teams in creating innovative solutions.
ROB BRUINSMA, PRESIDENT, ATC AEROSPACE
Rob graduated from the Executive Management Program at the University of Chicago's School of Business. Rob joined ATC in 2009 as President of ATC Aerospace with 30 years experience in the areas of international engineering, operations, business development, quality assurance and finance in the aviation industry with a focus on managing complex organizations with high engineering content. He is a proven leader in the aviation industry combining both a strategic and tactical approach in leading the sales growth of organizations, operational efficiency programs and inventory control programs. Rob served as Vice President of Operations and Engineering for the Aviation Supply Chain Group for AAR Allen Services Inc prior to joining ATC.
Fabio Grillo joined ATC in May, 2005 after 18 years of experience in Distribution with our sister company Argo International. In his previous assignment Fabio was the Director & Business Development Leader of Europe, Middle East & Africa Operations reporting directly to the President and CEO. Prior to joining Argo International Fabio worked as Engine Officer on Chevron and Navios United Steel merchant ships. He received his Engine Cadet Diploma at the Naval Academy of Genoa (Italy) and retired his Engine Officer career with First Office rank.
GREGORY HOTT, PRESIDENT, ATC NUCLEAR DIVISION
Greg received his BS in Planning from St. Cloud State University and attended University of Virginia, Darden Graduate School of Business where he completed executive courses on Strategy and M&A. He is also a Certified Green Belt through Westinghouse's Six Sigma Program. Greg has 30+ years of successful business development, sales and operations experience in the Nuclear Power industry. Prior to joining ATC Greg served as President of PaR Nuclear, Inc., (a subsidiary of Westinghouse Electric Co.), an engineering, manufacturing and service provider to the global commercial nuclear power industry.
John graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, with a BA in Political Science. With 25 years in the Human Resources field, John comes to ATC with a variety of multi-industry experiences in various US and Global organizations, such as Dun & Bradstreet, Nabisco/Kraft Foods, SAP, DIANON Systems and Honeywell International. As a senior HR business partner and leader he has operated in both corporate and field assignments. His focus is on bringing HR best practices and processes to ATC in the areas of Talent Management, Leadership/Employee Development, Organizational Design, Learning, Coaching, Employee Relations, Recruiting, and Compensation & Benefits. He is also a Certified Six Sigma/DFSS Green Belt through Honeywell's Six Sigma Program.
Steve graduated from Belmont University (Nashville, TN) with a BS in Business Administration and attended DePaul University's (Chicago, IL) Executive MBA Program. Steve has over 25 years of Logistics and Supply Chain Management experience. Previous to being named President of ATC's Integrated Supply Division, Steve served as the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for ATC's Industrial Supply Group. Prior to joining ATC, Steve was involved in founding three separate companies: SCO Logistics, a logistics services company primarily serving the chemical industry; KozyHome.com, an online furniture store that leveraged an efficient supply chain to deliver custom made furniture to its customers within 30 days of order; and GoalSetters, Inc., a boutique consulting firm that assisted fortune 1,000 companies in the selection and implantation of ERP solutions such as SAP, People Soft, and Oracle. Mr. Kinnard served as a Senior Vice President for Technology Solutions Corporation (TSC) an organization specializing in the implementation of large-scale ERP, Supply Chain and CRM implementations. At TSC, Mr. Kinnard served as a key account client relationship manager serving Fortune 500 clients.
Dan Tenzer has a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island, and an MBA from Pace University. Dan joined ATC in 2000, with 15 years of engineering, technical sales, and operations management experience. Dan spent 7 years in ATC's Nuclear Division, where he was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing, responsible for materials management, business development, and strategic sourcing. Dan spent 3 years as Vice President of ATC's Turbine Division, representing GE's industrial steam turbine business. Dan was recently named President of ATC's Government Division, leading the OEM distribution and supply chain management efforts to the U.S. Government and marine industries.
RAY PLACHTA, PRESIDENT, GE OPERATIONS
Ray has 28 years of senior executive experience at GE, while at GE, Ray had General Manager responsibility for several turbine maintenance, electrical and rotating equipment repair facilities and managed both aircraft engine and aero derivative aftermarket businesses. In his most recent position as Vice President for Wood Group Gas Turbine Services, Ray was responsible for globalizing the company's Field Service operations; he also served as the President of Shop Operationss & CEO for the Generator Services business. Ray also spent several years with Cooper Cameron as VP of Operations with extensive Six Sigma experience.