With decades of combined experience, the key team members at Techniquip are dedicated to designing and manufacturing products that are not only highly functional but on the cutting edge of technology and design.
Simply put…. It’s Light – Years Ahead
Key Team Members
Technology has long intrigued David whose father and peers developed some of the most commonly used technology while at Stanford and its spin-off SRI International.
Visits to SRI during childhood provided a peek into what would become the computer mouse, the graphical user interface, robotics, and many other such wonders.
Upon graduating from the University of California Berkeley David went to work at United Air Lines where the miracle of flight was on display each and every day. From there David co-founded TDG Aerospace, a company that developed anti-icing technology for MD80 aircraft. David has overseen TechniQuip since its acquisition by Technology Dynamics Group in 1996.
David is married and raising three children with his wife of 25 years.
Charles (Chuck) Mathewson – Director of Sales
As TechniQuip’s Director of Sales Charles Mathewson, also known as “Chuck”, has forty five years experience in the engineering industry including sales and operations management.
Utilizing both his engineering technology degree and business management degree, Chuck designed Cockpit Lighting for the Boeing 727 and 747 Flight simulators.
His proudest accomplishment was supporting Launch and Recovery at NASA Johnson Space Center for Lunar Landings.
Chuck has been married to his wife for twenty three years and is the honored father of six children.
George Gauer – Director of Operations
Automation dramatically levels the global playing field and provides precise and consistent results. As such, TechniQuip fully invested in the latest CNC technologies from HAAS several years ago. George’s background in mechanical engineering made him uniquely qualified to manage these operations. ‘
George graduated with a BSME from the University of Illinois, Champaign and went on to do design work for the US Navy and United Air Lines before co-founding TDG Aerospace, Inc. with Dave Wensley and two other individuals in 1991.
George, and his wife of 23 years, Annika have two college age children.
Robin Steingraf – Materials Controller
The lifeblood of any manufacturing company is the supply of raw materials and components at a level sufficient to satisfy production but below a level that destroys investor value with excessive inventory holdings. Robin walks that thin line, using the latest MRP tools.
In the last ten years this task has grown more challenging every year as component suppliers have moved offshore creating much longer lead times for the simplest of parts such as switches, fasteners, and the like.
Robin’s BS in Managerial Economics from the University of California, Davis and her prior work managing complex tasks for other companies has made her uniquely qualified for the complex, fast paced, challenge of manufacturing a low volume, high mix group of products on schedule each month.
When not tackling supply issues, Robin, and her husband of 22 years, are busy raising three children.