Experienced in all facets of operational certainty.
Joe Simchak has more than 20 years of experience developing new business strategies for engineered products and services for the process control industry. His career started in sales then moved into operations, services, business unit, and executive sales management before accepting his current role as President of Novaspect.
Through the course of his career, Joe has had the opportunity to integrate acquisitions, reorganize business units, and work within other dynamic team environments. Northern Illinois University has been Joe’s school of choice for a bachelor’s of science degree in economics and a master’s degree in business administration.
In his spare time, Joe (a “foodie”) enjoys cooking, eating, reading and traveling.
Mike Franz is a results-oriented senior accounting and financial management executive with over 30 years of progressive experience in finance, operation management, information technology, risk management and human resources within many diverse organizations and industries. Before coming to Novaspect in 2001, Mike had extensive experience in the wireless telecom industry.
Mike holds a Masters of Business Administration from DePaul University and also a BS Degree in Accounting from Northern Illinois University. Mike is an avid Cubs fan. He also enjoys golfing, classic cars, and live music.
“What I love about Novaspect is the impact we have on our employees and our customers through the technology we deliver. Our employees remain challenged helping our customers improve their capabilities in many diverse industries and processes. The passion our employees have for our customers is second to none.”
David Manecke has been at Novaspect for 28 years holding various levels of individual contributor and leadership roles. During his time at Novaspect, David has served the organization as a Project Manager, Engineering Manager, VP of Service and Chief Strategy Officer. Now an Executive Vice President, David works with all the Novaspect Business Units in conjunction with fellow Local Business Partners and Emerson to promote our product and services throughout the region.
David grew up in Northern Minnesota and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of North Dakota in Chemical Engineering. David grew up fishing, hunting, and playing hockey. To this day, he’s still an adventure seeker as he an active extreme skier, hockey player, and golfer. His most intense sports moment was riding a 4-man bobsled at the US Olympic Training Ground.
Jayme Bojicic joined Novaspect as an Application Engineer in the control valve business unit in 2004. She later became a Valve Insider Sales Manager and now holds the title of Vice President of Operations. Prior to working at Novaspect and returning to her Midwest roots, Jayme was an environmental engineer for a small engineering design firm in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Jayme holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She enjoys spending time with her supportive husband and two kids.
What she loves most about Novaspect is the commitment to continuous improvement and feeling challeneged to evolve with the process automation industry. Culturally, she enjoys the professional casual office dress code, being an employee owner, being local to our upper Midwest customers and the teamwork environment.
Dave Castelloni joined the Novaspect family in early 2017 after spending a decade at Avis Budget Group. During his time at Avis Budget Group, Dave held the roles of Account Manager, National Account Manager, Regional Sales Manager, Director of Sales and Regional Vice President of Sales. Before his sales career, Dave worked in Event Management and Facility Operations in collegiate athletics at both Saint Xavier and Northwestern University.
Dave holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Illinois State University in Public Relations and a Master’s Degree from Western Illinois University. Dave grew up in the southern suburbs of Chicago and is a die-hard White Sox, Bears, Notre Dame, Bulls and Blackhawks fan. In his spare time, he enjoys coaching sports for his kids and sits on the Board of Directors for Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation in Chicago.
Dave is amazed at the talent at Novaspect in all areas of the organization. He’s excited to be part of a company that is constantly investing in both people and technology to position itself for future success.
Kelly Mutuc has been at Novaspect since 2008, holding increasing roles of responsibility for our Human Resources team. During her tenure at Novaspect, Kelly has held the role of HR Manager and HR Director before moving into her current role on the Executive Team. Before coming to Novaspect, Kelly worked in various sales, management and HR positions in the retail, non-profit, and healthcare industries.
Kelly holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Environmental Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Master’s Degree from DePaul. Kelly enjoys watching and playing sports, and her favorite teams are her beloved St. Louis Cardinals, the Chicago Bears and cheers on both the Mizzou Tigers and Michigan Wolverines. She enjoys traveling with her husband and two young boys.
Kelly loves the autonomous environment at Novaspect and ability to have a common sense approach to solve problems. She also enjoys being an employee-owner!
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