Key Team Members
Michael Cicalese - President
Michael joined Wintek in 2017 after 12 years of management consulting in two Tier 1 consulting firms. Prior to this, Michael was an Aerothermal Engineer at Pratt & Whitney for 4 years and a Project Engineer at an industrial refrigeration design/build firm for 2 years. Michael holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University, and a BS in MechanicalEngineering from Virginia Tech.
Michael’s hobbies include skiing, tennis and travel and spending time with his 3 boys.
Edit Kucevic - Senior Applications Engineer
Edit joined Wintek in 2006. At Wintek, Edit is responsible for leading Vacuum and Separation System sales and engineering design as well as overseeing the build and startup of these systems. Edit holds a BS from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Mechanical Engineering Technology.
Edit’s hobbies include spending time with his wife and two kids, fishing and biking.
Chris Halbach - Senior Applications Engineer
Chris started with Wintek in 2008. At Wintek, Chris is responsible for leading Vacuum and Separation System sales and engineering design as well as overseeing the build and startup of these systems.
Chris holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware.
Chris’s hobbies include sports and spending time with his wife and two kids.
Ann Gowen - Office Manager
Ann has over thirty years of experience in the business administration and bookkeeping field, encompassing service, manufacturing, real estate and environmental businesses.
She enjoys hiking with her dog, riding her bike, travel and spending time with her immediate and extended family.
Mason Liles - Service Technician
Mason started at Wintek in 2018 with his previous experience as an industrial mechanic. Mason’s hobbies include working on his many vehicles along with being an avid outdoors man. While working at Wintek, he is also pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Technology.
Paul Winter - Technical Advisor
At Wintek, Paul is responsible for leading MSDU sales efforts and overseeing the design of complex vacuum and separation system. Before establishing Wintek Corporation in 1986, Paul worked for Nash Engineering for 7 years designing liquid ring vacuum pump systems for chemical applications, and 2 years with Kinney building experience with rotary piston vacuum pumps and booster systems.
Paul’s hobbies include travel and sailing.