THE HECTO TEAM
FACES BEHIND THE GROUP
John Bergida | President, Founder
John Bergida is involved with all aspects of the business. He leads our R&D, collaborates with partners and licensees on new products and applications, and assesses existing problems to create unique and meaningful innovations and technologies.
David Leavitt | Chief Technology Officer
David Leavitt leads the development of our long-term projects including university partnerships, water treatment, membrane technologies, as well as development and filing of new patents and IP.
Steve Sharpe | Executive Chairman
Steve Sharpe directs new business inquiries, interacts with our partners and licensees, and oversees investor relations. As a serial entrepreneur, he brings a wealth of experience and leadership to the team.
Corey Boddicker | Dir. Business Development
Corey Boddicker leads the development of our sales verticals and of servicing to existing and new accounts. He collaborates directly with our manufacturing and distribution partners to meet our clients' needs.
Tony Bergida | VP Corporate Strategy
Tony Bergida handles our corporate strategy, public relations, and project coordination. Previously, he worked for several legislators and managed a U.S. Congressional Campaign.
Michael McMahon | Creative Director
Michael McMahon is our in-house media specialist, web designer, content creator, leading photo and video production, graphics, as well as assisting in product appearance, visual design and branding.
Tim Jackson | Prototyping Engineer
Timothy Jackson is our prototyping, mechanical design, thermal analysis, and testing engineer. He specializes in 3D printing, automation, and creating proof-of-concept models.
Channary Ny | Chemical Engineer
Channary Ny leads the chemical testing and R&D for key projects. Runs and maintains Hecto Group's lab at the KS Venture Accelerator. Coordinates research grants sponsored by Hecto Group at partner Universities.
Paul Helgemo | Prototyping Engineer
Paul Helgemo brings a unique blend of chemical and mechanical understanding together to our team. He specializes in chemical process simulation, process control, prototype design, prototype testing, 3D printing, and statistical analysis.
Devlin Leavitt | Systems Engineer
Devlin Leavitt is a process systems engineer earning his Masters and PhD in Environmental Engineering. He designs and calculates energy balances, process flows, and complex system layouts.