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.
Lynda Buckley - Office Manager
Lynda joined Wintek in 2013, and is responsible for Parts Orders, Service Requests, Invoicing, and Accounts Receivable. Prior to Wintek, Lynda was a project manager at a commercial printer, and project manager at Honeywell.
Her hobbies include volunteering as a Girl Scout Leader for her daughter’s Brownie Troop and various other volunteer work such as running donation events for DASI (Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Intervention Services).
Joey Guilfoyle - Applications Engineer
Joey started at Wintek in 2019 after graduating from Virginia Tech with a Bachelors of Science degree in chemical engineering. At Wintek, Joey is responsible for supporting Vacuum and Separation System sales and engineering design as well as assisting the Parts Quote department.
Joey’s hobbies include playing soccer, hiking and traveling.
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.