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Our Servant Leaders

Ashley Hunsaker


CEO Ashley Hunsaker

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


Contact Ashley:

618.215.8161 ext. 102


Jason Hunsaker


Jason Hunsaker

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


Contact Jason:

618.215.8161 ext. 104


Lacey Reames

Proposal Engineer

Lacey Reames

Lacey joined our HTS family in 2018 and has served in various positions. She has a background in Civil Engineering which has given her the engineering knowledge to learn the ins and outs of thermal spray in order to help our customers find the best solution for them.  Lacey and her husband, Danny, have 3 kids. Lacey enjoys hiking, camping and reading a good sci-fi/fantasy novel in her free time.

Chosen as a Servant Leader for:

  • Her creativity and ingenuity
  • Her team spirit
  • Her knack for communicating engineering concepts to anyone


Contact Lacey:

618.215.8161 ext. 106


Paul Engelman 

V.P. of Customer Service

Paul Engelman

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


Contact Paul:

618.215.8161 ext. 105


Greg Tochtrop

Sr. Process Engineer

Greg Tochtrop

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


Contact Greg:

618.215.8161 ext. 107


Tyler Yates

Director of Operations

Tyler Yates

Tyler has many years of management experience in various roles as well as some welding and fabrication experience from high school. Tyler started out in the spray booth applying thermal spray coatings and now leads our entire shop operations. Tyler and his wife, Jessica, have three kids. Tyler does professional arm wrestling and woodworking in his free time.

Chosen as a Servant Leader for:

  • His ability to lead others
  • His compassion for others
  • His eagerness to learn

Contact Tyler:

618.215.8161 ext. 103


Cristen Bissey


Cristen Bissey

Cristen has been working in finance at various non-profits for many years while also homeschooling her children. She has a B.S. in Mathematics and has worked the past three years, part-time, as a financial administrative assistant. She has always enjoyed numbers and budgets. Cristen and her husband, Vince, have 4 kids. She enjoys coffee shop nights with her family and reading a good fiction book.

Chosen as a Servant Leader for:

  • Her experience in managing budgets
  • Her kind heart
  • Her humble spirit

Contact Cristen: