Our Servant Leaders

Ashley Hunsaker | CEO

Ashley Hunsaker

Contact Ashley:

618.215.8161 ext. 102


Ashley has over 19 years of experience in accounting and it is still her favorite part of her job. She also works daily to ensure that HTS exemplifies our core values. Ashley has four kids and enjoys camping with her family in their 24' camper. They have visited 7 states so far, with a goal of all 48 contiguous states. She also enjoys running and has successfully completed 4 half marathons and hopes to complete a full marathon in the future.

Chosen as a Servant Leader for:

• Her zeal
• Her heart for people
• Her knowledge and experience of accounting in related industries

Jason Hunsaker | President

Jason Hunsaker

Contact Jason:

618.215.8161 ext. 104


Jason has over 17 years of experience in engineering and before that 2 years in machining. Seeing as he isn't afraid to get his hands dirty, you might find him out in the shop occasionally aiding fellow workers in loading a part of advising in day-to-day engineering decisions. Jason has 4 kids and enjoys woodworking and working around the house.

Chosen as a Servant Leader for:

• His vision for the future
• His customer service
• His knowledge and problem-solving abilities as pertains to thermal spray and machining

Paul Engelman | V.P. of Customer Service

Paul Engelman

Contact Paul:

618.215.8161 ext. 105


Paul has over 32 years of experience in sales, machining and grinding in the print, oil & gas, glass, power generation and mining industries; as well as general industrial experience. He also has 10 years of experience working with the aircraft industry. If you have a part that needs repair, Paul is the one who has the expertise and experience to get you headed in the right direction and get you back up and running. Paul and his wife, Cheryl, have 3 kids and 4 grandchildren. Paul enjoys spending time with his family and taking his wife on motorcycle trips around the country.

Chose as a Servant Leader for:

• His listening ear and easy-going personality
• His attention to detail
• His hands-on experience in machining, grinding and thermal spray

Jeremy Dickemann | Operations Manager

Jeremy Dickemann

Contact Jeremy:

618.215.8161 ext. 103


Jeremy joined our team in 2017 and brough 18 years of offset printing field service, installation and project management experience to the HTS family. Jeremy oversees our day to day operations and ensures that our rubber meets the road. Jeremy has 3 kids and spends most of his time with his kids outdoors hunting and fishing. He also stays very busy with both of his sons playing select baseball.

Chosen as a Servant Leader for:

• His ability and drive to succeed under pressure
• His interpersonal skills and ability to lead well
• His knowledge and experience in operations and management

Greg Tochtrop | Sr. Process Engineer 

Greg Tochtrop

Contact Greg:

618.215.8161 ext. 107


Greg has over 10 years of experience in process engineering; working exclusively in the thermal spray industry. As senior process engineer, Greg works to find our best surface repair or enhancement solutions and works closely with our quality department to optimize the HTS production processes. Greg and his wife, Katie, have twins and are excited to be back in the St. Louis area. On the weekends you can find Greg hanging out with his family or working on a project.

Chosen as a Servant Leader for:

• His knowledge of thermal spray and machining processes
• His knowledge and implementation of LEAN practices

Josh Clauser | Business Development Specialist

Josh Clauser

Contact Josh:

618.215.8161 ext. 108


Josh has a variety of professional experiences: from registered dietician to college professor, and now a great asset to our sales team. Josh started out in our shipping and receiving department and we soon realized his great potential in working with people and bringing fresh ideas to his projects. He has flourished in connecting with our customers and finding innovative applications for thermal spray. In his free time, he enjoys learning new things and has recently started welding classes, a gift from his wife Gretchen, to expand his hobbies of woodworking and creating.

Chosen as a Servant Leader for:

• His enthusiasm
• His people and solution-based communication skills
• Did we mention his enthusiasm?