Vice President - Technology
Dr. Andreas Schuetze is our Vice President of Technology and our lead scientist, his credentials include a Master’s Degree in Physics and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Universities in Duisburg and Braunschwig, Germany. His experience includes working at UCLA where he worked on developing a plasma jet in collaboration with the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He was deputy head of Research and Development for Oelikon, Balzers parent company and has taught Plasma Physics and Applications of PVD Coatings at the Technical University in Zurich.
Dr. Schuetze is one of the founding members of ACT and after selling the corporation has since returned as our Lead Scientist as of May 2017. He holds 4 patents, 4 invention reports with UCLA and has written more than 20 papers. Dr. Schuetze brings an unparalleled understanding of coatings to the organization and it ready to develop coatings to fit your needs.
Director of Sales & Operations
Greg comes to ACT after more than 20 years in the broadcast and entertainment industry. In his last role he lead the sales and marketing efforts for a major global broadcast services provider, with teams located in the USA, LATAM, and EMEA. With ACT he has assumed leadership of day-to-day operation of both the sales and production teams.
Greg has served on various boards including the Burbank City Traffic Commission, American Youth Soccer, and various special needs support groups focused on hearing loss and autism. Greg is married with three children and resides in Burbank Ca.
Greg earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Organizational Leadership from Woodbury University in Los Angeles Ca. He also holds an AA in Social & Behavior Science as well as an AS in Administration of Justice.
Sales Support Supervisor
Vickie joined the ACT team as a member of the front office in March 2016. She was promoted to Sales Support Specialist in April of 2018. In her current role she is on the frontline of customer and sales team support. Her expertise includes in depth knowledge of all ACT procedures and processes as well as specific industry knowledge in the areas of Cutting Tools, Medical, Aerospace, and Manufacturing.
Vickie earned a Bachelor’s Degree from California State University Northridge and currently resides in Valencia Ca.
Inside Sales Supervisor
George comes to ACT with a combined 8 years of customer service and inside sales experience in the medical and rigid packaging industry. As an Inside Sales Representative, George works with various purchasing and production managers to ensure parts and components receive the best in coating quality.
George holds a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management.
Ty is a veteran sales representative with more than twenty years of experience in multiple industries including tooling, advertising, lending, and recruiting. At ACT Ty will focus on building relationships in the Aerospace, Medical, Tooling, and Mold/Die sectors. Prior to joining ACT attended Nursing school but soon decided that his true passion was in sales and manufacturing services.
Ty is an Eagle Scout and holds degrees in Humanities and Natural Sciences.
Inside Sales Representative