David is focused on technical business development of programs, and products, in the areas of industrial laser materials processing and advanced manufacturing equipment. Specific process experience includes; welding, cutting, heat treating, 3D additive, drilling and surface modification. He began his career at Preco in 1985 and has more than 30 years experience in the industrial laser market and holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and a Business Administration degree. Areas of business market experience include: global industrial and educational institutions, focused on laser based manufacturing in the energy, heavy equipment, aerospace, automotive, medical and defense market space.
Joel DeKock, Ph.D., is active in the development of new or novel processes using lasers to process materials. He received his Doctorate in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1994, and Bachelorette Degrees in Metallurgical Engineering (Iowa State University, 1987) and Industrial Technology (University of Northern Iowa, 1982). Joel has been employed at Preco, Inc. since 1996. Prior to coming to PLS Joel has worked as a Research Associate, a Foundry Process Engineer and is a member of ASM, TMS, AWS, SME and LIA.
Rick has 29 years of laser experience as a laser application Engineer working on TEA, Excimer, Yag, C02 and Fiber lasers. Next Rick moved into management, holding the position of Plant Manager at several different laser and waterjet job shops in and around the Minneapolis area. It was in this position he became involved in developing a brand of laser tube cutting equipment, moving into sales and marketing to promote and sell the product.
Tim has twenty years of experience in the industrial market place where he spent 10 years selling capital equipment and solutions for the materials handling industry. Having experience in several industrial environments, Tim understands the need for both production and safety in every solution he presents. He has a B.S. in Marketing Communications from UW River Falls. In his free time he operates his own CO2 laser in his garage.
Todd brings over 22 years of engineering and manufacturing experience. Working with electronics, medical, automotive, powersports and military markets allows great knowledge in many areas to recommend correct laser applications to customers. He has a B.S. degree in Manufacturing Engineering from UW-Stout. Todd is the Sales Manager for the Metals portion of Preco.
Mark has more than 20 years in engineering, operations, and business development experience at Preco. He championed embedding data acquisition systems to the company’s process capabilities and analysis in the earliest days of micro-perforation. As the Director of Applications Engineering and Contract Manufacturing Sales, he continues to drive new technologies and business opportunities. Mark has degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Marketing from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Craig is involved in the sales activities for metal processes, with an emphasis on the advanced energy storage/generation industries. He has been with Preco since 2001 and has over 30 years of experience in the industrial metals manufacturing industry, with 15 years as a small business owner/operator.