Our People Are Our Most Valuable Resource

Since its inception in 1984, the people of TEC Systems Group have proven to be its most valuable resource. That’s because our team strives to provide exceptional service to our clients, and exceptional service is a direct result of the exceptional skills of our people. We invite you to meet our leadership team.

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President/CEO

R. Eric Eakins

R. Eric Eakins was an employee of TEC many years ago. Eric gained valuable experience through starting and operating his own company for 12 years in Colorado. He also worked for a national architecture firm managing large projects and technical teams. Eric has spent his entire career in the service industry and shares the values and vision that have made TEC what it is today.

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Vice President of Business Development

John Whaley

John Whaley interfaces with both new and existing customers to help ensure that their business goals are well defined and TEC’s solutions ensure the highest level of ROI. John leverages his background with automation system architectures to help customers develop the best solution for their applications.

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Vice President of Operations

Garth Bloom

Garth Bloom is a Certified Automation Professional (CAP) through ISA. He has more than 27 years of experience in control systems integration, which includes 25+ years with TEC. His responsibilities include industrial controls automation, enterprise integration/operational intelligence and production operations. He has extensive knowledge in the mining and mineral processing industry and actively leads this internal team.

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Vice President of Engineering Development

Anthony Sanders, P.E.

Tony Sanders is a licensed Professional Engineer in Control Systems Engineering and the Principal Engineer for TEC. He has 30+ years of experience in instrumentation, electrical engineering and control systems design. He leads the food and beverage team along with focusing on growing the company’s client base.

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Vice President of Process Technology

Howard Elton, P.E.

Howard has worked in the field of process control, automation, instrumentation, and process engineering for many years.  Howard spent most of his career in the chemical process industries, but also worked in manufacturing, pharma, semiconductor, and offshore oil and gas.  Howard has a passion for process control – especially safety instrumented systems, functional safety management, and cyber security for industrial automation and control systems.  He also enjoys the people side of engineering – team building, leadership, and management.

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Director of Business Development

Troy Todd

Troy Todd has spent his entire career in sales, working for various companies in the manufacturing industry. Troy joined TEC to lead TEC’s business development activities as the company continues to execute on its legacy plan, mission and vision.

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Financial Controller

Carrie Van Metre

Carrie Van Metre is a financial controller and has been with TEC since its early days. She manages every aspect of TEC’s financial obligations and plays a crucial role in the operations of the company.  She has excellent knowledge in the relationship between accounting and engineering project management.

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Director of Human Resources

Jessica Turner

Jessica Turner began her professional career working in both Human Resources and Labor Relations fields for the Government and Commercial Nuclear Industry. There, she gained invaluable experience in many facets, specializing in hiring, project management and business strategy.