An Experienced Team of Engineering Experts
Dave Blaida, PE, CEO & President
Dave Blaida joined Matrix Technologies in 1990 as an Associate Engineer in the factory automation department. He has held multiple positions within Matrix, including Engineer, Group Leader, Department Manager, and Director. Through all of these roles he has helped with development of engineering team members, customer relationships, and business practices within Matrix.
As CEO & President, he plays a leadership role in corporate management and strategic planning for the company He also is a member of the company’s board of directors.
Dave has extensive background in food and beverage manufacturing and operations, playing a primary role in developing many of the company’s key customers.
Dave has an extensive background in control and information system design and ERP integration. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Kansas. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and has participated in many specialized training programs.
Kevin Grohnke, PE, Senior Vice President, Regional Operations
Kevin Grohnke joined Matrix in 1986 as an Engineer in the Factory Automation department. He has held multiple positions within Matrix during his career including Group Leader, Department Manager, Project Manager, and Regional Manager.
In 1997, Kevin moved from the company’s Maumee headquarters to head the Indianapolis regional office. After successfully growing that location, he has been involved in developing other regional offices in Denver, Kansas City, Chicago, and Minneapolis. In his current role, he continues to maintain overall responsibility for these regional office locations.
Kevin has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Ohio and has various specialized training throughout his career.
Bill Schuller, PE, Senior Vice President and Director of Engineering
Bill Schuller directs the management and growth of the company’s Engineering Division which encompasses all the engineering services Matrix provides. He began his career with Matrix in 1994 after spending 16 years in the petroleum industry.
Bill is responsible for the division’s performance, including personnel selection and development, planning and organization, quality, and customer relationships. He maintains a technical role by providing process engineering design services and project management on selected projects.
Bill is a registered Professional Engineer in Ohio and the co-author of two U.S. patents. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Cleveland State University.
Ron England, PE, PMP, Vice President and Director, Project Management Division
Ron England is the Director of the company’s Project Management Division. A certified Project Management Professional (PMP), he is responsible for the successful completion of control system integration and multidiscipline engineering projects in several industries. He joined Matrix in 1996.
Ron is a registered Professional Engineer in Indiana. He is a member of the Association of Iron and Steel Technology and serves on the Project and Construction Management Operating Committee. He also has published professional papers and presented at industry conferences. Ron earned Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Wright State University.
Tim Lemoine, PE, Director, Industrial Systems Division
Tim Lemoine is currently the Director of the Industrial Systems Division where he guides the direction of infrastructure, automation and information related services as well as the delivery of these services over the six Matrix locations. Tim’s previous position at Matrix was the Director of Engineering. He has held numerous positions in the project management, engineering and industrial systems divisions since he began his career at Matrix in 1988.
Tim is a registered Professional Engineer in 19 States. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and an MBA at the University of Toledo. His skillset is varied through his ability to determine the direction of the industry and to adapt to new disciplines and technologies. As the division director of one of the largest independent integration firms in North America, his diverse team has the skill and scale to handle small retrofit projects or large greenfield plant-wide installations. The key to success is the “Matrix Process” for project delivery which is backed by both ISO and CSIA best practices certification.