Leadership

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Michael Goeringer

President

Mr. Michael Goeringer is the President and one of the Principals of Arc-Tronics. Michael received a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois-Chicago. He later received a Masters of Business Administration degree from Roosevelt University focusing on International Finance. Michael has worked at Arc-Tronics for over 30 years.

He currently sits on the Technical Marketing Research Steering Committee and the EMS Steering Committee of the Interconnection of Printed Circuits (IPC) trade association. He also sits on the SMTA trade association committee for special projects. He is a senior member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and also a member of the ESD Association. He enjoys continuing education and has completed the program on Negotiations for Senior Executives at the Harvard Law School and the Global Strategy Program at the University of Illinois.

His hobbies include Triathlon events, half marathons, sailing and golfing.

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Marla Spahic

CEO

Marla's first memories of involvement in the family business date back to her childhood, manually shaping resistors for her father. Prior to working at Arc-Tronics she spent more than a decade in Contract Manufacturing learning the industry from the bottom up. She eventually became an Independent Manufacturers Representative, selling for Arc-Tronics and other manufacturers in the Chicagoland area.

In 2000, Marla formally joined the Arc-Tronics team and has worked in various roles over the past 20 years with a primary focus on building efficiencies and streamlining up-front operations, which led to her ascent in being named Chief Executive Officer. Marla is married with a wonderful daughter. They enjoy playing golf, tennis, and spending quality time with friends and family. "I feel it a privilege to be a part of a family-owned business. We have an awesome sense of values and a connection with each other."

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Dean MacKenzie

CIO

Dean Mackenzie began his career in this industry following obtaining his Master’s degree in Minnesota. Dean was a key person in the development and growth of a firm that would become one the industry’s largest EMSI providers, EMD Associates in Winona MN. This firm had won several prestigious award, such as the Best Company in MN and a site visit from the National Malcom Baldrige award committee. Dean was responsible for the development of all Business information processes as well as all material logistics. Following EMD Associates merger with Benchmark Electronics, Dean worked for other EMSI firms, including Sanmina and Sanmina-SCI gaining extensive global experience. Here Dean worked with a handful of chosen Directors in the firm to develop all Materials metrics and audit systems by which all plants and all executives would be graded for effective business processes.

In 2010, after more than 30 years in Tier One EMSI Dean welcomed the opportunity to join the Arc-tronics family and apply his considerable expertise to meet ever growing complexities in the multiple environment certification requirements. Dean has enjoyed a measure of success within Arc-tronics and expects to continue his career right here, assisting his coworkers in securing added opportunities.

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Steve Hrycko

VP of Manufacturing

Steve manages and oversees the manufacturing and engineering operations for Arc-Tronics. Steve joined Arc-Tronics in November 2013 as an experienced manufacturing and engineering professional. He is an active member of the SMTA (Surface Mount Technology Association) and has served as a board member. He has over 30 years of experience in manufacturing, engineering and product development environments with extensive experience in Military – Aerospace and high reliability industries.

Steve holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Northern Illinois University and is an active member of the scholarship review board for the College of Engineering and Technology. He has completed continuing education courses in Statistical Process Control, the Physics of Failure Analysis and Lean Green Belt Certification. In his free time, Steve enjoys being active in ice hockey, golf and spending time with his family.

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Joel Bloom

Process Engineering Manager

Joel Bloom joined Arc-tronics in March 2006. He has over 26 years of experience in electronics Manufacturing (OEM and CM). He has had multiple roles in Test, Quality Management and Manufacturing Engineering throughout his experience.

Joel holds an Electronics Engineering Degree from ITT Technical Institute. His hobbies include running, weightlifting, and hiking.

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George Kitsis

Production Engineering Manager

George Kitsis joined Arc-Tronics in 2006. He has over 20 years of experience in electronics manufacturing. George started his career as a Machine Operator at a high volume OEM and advanced to Process Technician. At Arc-Tronics he was the Production Manager on 2nd shift for 6 years and has served as the Production Engineering Manager since March of 2013.

George holds an Associates in Science from Triton College and studied Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Christina Chase

Materials Manager

Christina Chase joined Arc-Tronics in 2005. She has over 19 years of experience in the purchase of electronic components. Christina started her career at Arc-Tronics as a senior buyer and took over the purchasing department in 2013. As well as assisting in the quoting department, she has broadened her horizons to take on the role of Materials Manager.

Christina holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from North Central College

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Javier Ortega

Quality Assurance Manager

Javier joined Arc-Tronics in 2005 after 10 years of hands-on experience in an ISO-9001/AS9100 manufacturing environment serving aerospace, automotive, hydraulics, and military industries. His quality focused manufacturing background and drive to serve the customer prepared him for his role as the Quality Assurance Manager at Arc-Tronics.

Today, Javier leads a Quality Assurance team of over 20 members and assoicates across the organization lean on him for guidance. His strong leadership, positive attitude and tireless energy encourages others to work hard and succeed. He has a passion for training others to help them continuously improve within their career.

Javier is a Certified Instructor for IPC A-610, IPC J-STD-001D, J-STD-001 Space Addendum, IPC/WHMA-A-620 and IPC 7711/7721. Javier is a strong family man and is inspired daily by his son. In his free time, Javier likes to do Crossfit, run marathons, golf and ski.

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Sarah Sester

Human Resource Manager

Sarah joined Arc-Tronics in 2020. She has over 20 years of Human Resources experience in a manufacturing environment. Her responsibilities include payroll, benefits administration, performance management, training, and other HR related duties. She strives to focus on developing employees to be the best they can be.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from National Louis University. She has held multiple positions with Illinois Fox Valley SHRM (Society Human Resources Management), currently serving as President. She maintains her PHR & SHRM-CP certifications.

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Robert Rivera

Plant 2 Production Manager

Robert joined Arc-Tronics in September of 1975. His first job with Arc-Tronics was on Clark Street as a material handler. Through various job changes and progression, he became a Supervisor of Shipping and Receiving. From there, he became the Production Manager for Plant 2 and has served in that position for over 30 years.

Robert is a fantastic resource with his job knowledge of all the various aspects of production and can step in to help in any area.

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