Joe Cestari Joins Kinetic Systems, Inc. as President of the Americas

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Joe Cestari has joined the Kinetic Systems, Inc. Executive Management Team as the new President of the Americas.

Joe has nearly 30 years of high technology industry experience, including semiconductor device design, process and equipment engineering, advanced technology development, supply chain management, facility design and self-perform process system construction.

In his last role as President of Total Facility Solutions, Inc. (a company of the M+W Group), he was recognized as having achieved >5x growth in revenue and EBIT during his 6 year tenure. He was responsible for the development of business plans and implemented strategies to transform the company from a self-performing piping arm of M+W Americas into a complete critical process infrastructure design and installation company. One of Joe’s major accomplishments while at Total Facility Solutions, Inc. was launching an Incident and Injury-Free Safety Program, which achieved best in class safety performance with a current recordable incident rate of <0.90. This performance lead to securing the ConstructSecure Platinum Award for Safety Performance for three (3) out of the last four (4) years. Joe also provided leadership in business development and geographical expansion, including the establishment of new operations in the Austin, Raleigh, Phoenix, and Mexico markets. Additionally, Joe was instrumental in leading the implementation of BIM and lean construction initiatives.

Prior to his time as President of Total Facility Solutions, Inc., Joe was the President & CEO at ILS Technology LLC, a leading provider of secure interfaces to industrial equipment and factory controllers across multiple industries. While at ILS Technology LLC, Joe had direct responsibility for all software and technology activity within the ILS business unit. He developed and organized a start-up software business into a long-term technology platform supplier. He was also able to establish a number of multi-year agreements with some major semiconductor OEM’s and industrial process automation suppliers. While at ILS Technology LLC, the company was awarded the Semiconductor International Product of the Year Award in 2007 for the secureWISE platform.

Joe previously worked for Kinetics for approximately six years. During this time, he had corporate executive-level responsibility for the Electronics markets, which included M&A activity, Corporate Sales, Marketing and Communications. He held a number of positions of increasing responsibility such as SVP & GM with complete P&L responsibility for the Global Product and Technology Group, President of TRiMEGA, a 50/50 Joint Venture between Kinetics and Air Products and Chemicals, which focused on turnkey critical process systems infrastructure and capital equipment for the semiconductor industry and others. In his TriMEGA role, Joe held complete responsibility for the entire business unit (~$300MM in annual revenues) and oversaw the process of asset integration from the parent companies as well as integration of multiple acquisition candidates. He also worked for other industry companies such as Applied Materials, Tylan General and Advanced Micro Devices in a variety of roles.

Joe has a BS in Computer Engineering from Baylor University and completed graduate studies in Commercialization of Technology and International Business. He is a member of several professional organizations such as ISPE, the American Management Association, International Who’s Who, SEMI, DFW STEM Council and others. Joe is a Director of Reno Subsystems, Inc. and also serves on the Baylor University Engineering and Computer Science School Board of Advocates.

Reporting directly to Peter Maris (Kinetics CEO), Joe will have full P&L responsibility for the US Operations, which includes overall management of the Engineering, Sales, Safety, Estimating, QA/QC, Finance/Controlling, Legal, Human Resources, Purchasing, IT and Project Management/Operations groups.

About Kinetic Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1973, Kinetic Systems, Inc. is a full-service industry leading process and mechanical systems contractor specializing in the design, fabrication, and installation of process, mechanical, plumbing and HVAC systems. Kinetics has proven experience supporting global clients with integrated solutions in the microelectronic, solar, biopharmaceutical, data center, R&D, and other technology-driven markets. With approximately 1500 employees in 28 regional offices in North America, Europe, the Middle-East, India and Asia, Kinetics can support the challenging requirements of our global clients in all regions of the world. Kinetics engineering, project and support teams cover a broad range of technical disciplines, and provide competent design services for clients in diverse industries. Kinetics design-build and turnkey solutions enable our clients to focus on strategic issues, leaving the important details to the Kinetics team. http://www.kinetics.net

For more information, please contact
Alexa Koontz – Vice President Human Resources at alexa.koontz(at)kinetics(dot)net

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