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Engineering Team

Chris Gillespie

Project Engineer

Chris Gillespie headshotChris directs, coordinates and exercises functional authority for planning, organization, control, integration, design and completion of engineering projects at PAC.

Before joining PAC, he was the Senior Quality Systems Technician for ILC Dover. He contributed to the design and validation of the Impact Airbag system for the Mars Exploration Rover that landed on Mars in 2004. He also logged over 100 hours in the Shuttle Space Suit, performing various tests and validations on suit components.

With 14 years of work experience, Chris has an associate's degree in electromechanical engineering from Delaware Technical & Community College, where he was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.

Chris is the Chair of TLMI's Matrix Recycling Committee.

Chris supports various charities/ministries, including Voice of the Martyrs, Ligonier Ministries and World Vision, and occasionally preaches at his church.

He is passionate about being a good husband and father, and has four children.

Chris enjoys sporting, hunting, fishing and working with his hands — from auto repairs to carpentry. He has a 14-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback named Princess.

He grew up in rural Kenton, Del., but now lives in Frederica, Del., about 20 minutes from the beach.

Josh Hilferty

Project Engineer

Josh Hilferty headshotJosh’s role as a project engineer with Precision AirConvey includes acting as a technical liaison between the PAC sales team and the customer, assisting in the quoting process, design responsibility for custom systems, and project management from inception to fulfillment.

Josh earned a bachelor of mechanical engineering degree from the University of Delaware in January 2011. Prior to joining the team at PAC, he spent three years as a process engineer in a facility that specialized in the manufacture of large aluminum, steel, stainless steel and nickel alloy forgings. Before pursuing a degree in engineering, he held a project management position in a family-owned construction company.

Josh lives in Newark, Del., and in his free time he enjoys boating, wakeboarding and snowboarding. He has been blessed with a wonderful wife and two amazing daughters that he is very proud of.

Dan Tavares

Project Engineer

PAC-Dan-TavaresDan, as a member of PAC’s Engineering Team, is responsible for managing various engineering projects; from the quoting process where he works closely with the Sales Team and customers, to the final design and integration of the system.

Dan graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Degree in May of 2011. Before joining the PAC Team, he worked for over three years at a theatre where he designed large structures and special effect mechanisms.

Although originally from Philadelphia, Dan lives in West Chester, PA with his wife and their Labrador Retriever, Oscar.

 

Christopher Whitzell

Project Engineer

PAC-Christopher-WhitzellChris’s role is to provide technical support for the PAC sales team. He is responsible for assisting with the quoting process and designing custom systems.

Prior to joining PAC, Chris worked in the glass industry in various management roles for two years and then in new product development for two years. He managed every aspect of the manufacturing process, from melting to packing, before moving into a more technical role. Within the technical role, he oversaw the creation of multiple new projects and was responsible for them throughout the whole lifespan of the product.

Chris graduated from Drexel University with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Aerospace. He also received his EIT certification.

He grew up in Pennsville, New Jersey and his hobbies include camping, backpacking, and rock climbing.

Tim Braucht

Project Engineer

Tim is a project engineer at PAC with a specific focus on the Laundry and Waste Group. Prior to working with Precision AirConvey Tim spent 9 years in machine design and fabrication with a custom equipment builder as well as designing and building mail sorting equipment. Tim holds a Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering from University of Delaware and an Associates of Mechanical Engineering from Delaware Technical Community College. Tim resides in Oxford PA with his wife and two dogs. He enjoys working on and restoring racing cars as well as golf, shooting and gardening. He hopes to begin a family soon.

 

 

Bob Roth

Project Engineer

Bob began his career as an Engineer in Training for a national engineering firm. At PAC Bob supports both the engineering and drafting departments. Bob holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Delaware, where he also minored in Electrical Engineering. Originally from Montgomery County PA, Bob has spent most of his life in Bear, Delaware where he lives now. He has 2 dogs and an older Sister. Bob has always been industrious and has even built his own go cart from scratch. He loves watching football, traveling, hanging with friends and playing golf.

 

 

Carlos Marcano

Mechanical Drafter/CAD Designer

Carlos Marcano headshotCarlos works with the Engineering Team to finalize system drawings, design custom parts and contribute to product development.

Carlos has an associate’s degree in applied science for computer-aided drafting and design from Delaware Technical and Community College.

His charity work includes participating in the American Cancer Society – Relay for Life and supporting the Ronald McDonald House and the Feed a Family in Need Program.

Carlos spends his free time working on his car, going to car club functions, and being with his family and friends.

Todd Thomas

Mechanical Drafter/Designer

Todd Thomas headshotTodd draws installation and fabrication drawings for Precision AirConvey.

Before joining PAC, he worked in the aerospace industry designing installations of aircraft equipment and tooling for the manufacture of rocket motors.

Todd serves on the Delaware Technical and Community College CAD advisory board.

He enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with his 6-year-old daughter. Originally from Claymont, Del., Todd currently resides in Newark, Del.

 
 

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