Meet the Founders of Erie Technical Systems, Inc.

Rick Sienerth, Founder and CEO of Erie Technical Systems Inc.

"I strive to offer solutions that make customers happy they contacted Erie Technical Systems for help." – Rick Sienerth 

As Chief Executive Officer of Erie Technical Systems Inc., Rick helps customers in the powder solids handling industry overcome challenges they face within manufacturing. On a normal day, Rick is conducting industry research to ensure Erie Technical Systems is positioned to offer the best solutions. He also maintains strong communication with customers and all disciplines of the company to ensure high-quality results.  

After spending nearly three decades working in the dry solids handling industry, Rick knows how to solve customer problems effectively. Prior to founding Erie Technical Systems in 2001, he began his career as a senior engineer at Renold Ajax. During his time there, he was part of several revolutionary patents. Namely, he was the primary designer and engineer on the development of the first cantilevered frame bulk bag filling machine. 

 Rick enlisted in the United States Army at the age of 17. After his time in the Army, Rick graduated from Penn State Erie, The Behrend College with a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. He truly enjoys his work and takes pride in his ability to produce innovative bulk material handling machinery. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, fishing, and other outdoor activities. 

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Tim Porco, Co-Founder & President of Erie Technical Systems Inc.  

"I am focused on developing long-term relationships with our customers. It is important to listen to the issues they are facing, in order to provide the best solution." - Tim Porco

In the role of President of Erie Technical Systems Inc, Tim is in charge of the day-to-day operations. He spends time overseeing the production process and collaborates with customers throughout the sales process to ensure the best solution is developed to meet their needs. 

 Prior to joining Erie Technical Systems Inc. in 2005, Tim worked in a variety of roles. His previous experiences include inside and outside technical sales, product management, and sales management within the powder solids handling industry. He is able to apply all of these different skills when working with a customer to develop a powder solids handling solution at an economical price. 

 Tim received a Chemical Engineering degree from Case Western Reserve in Cleveland Ohio and is a member of the Flexible Intermediate Bulk Filling Association (FIBCA). He takes pride in his ability to listen to customer needs and translate them into the proper combination of Erie Technical Systems equipment. Tim enjoys cycling year-round and often commutes to and from work by bike. In the long Erie winters, he and his family enjoy downhill skiing and fat-tire biking at Presque Isle. 

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