Built Integrated & Tested in the USA

Our Team

While Lesta robots themselves were originally born in Italy, LestaUSA robots are manufactured, integrated, installed, and supported by our very own team right here in our manufacturing facility shared with DeGeest Corporation in South Dakota. We know North American manufacturing because we do it ourselves.

This is a strategic advantage because the team of people who make and support your Lesta robot have real experience in a production environment where these robots are actually in use. This creates a unique R&D environment focused on creating solutions for general industry.

 


LestaUSA Sales

Derek DeGeest > President | Strategy 

Derek DeGeest > President | Strategy

Zach Danelson > Sales | West Region

Zach Danelson > Sales | West Region

Matt Paluch > Sales | East Region

Matt Paluch > Sales | East Region

These are the primary people behind every Lesta robot. Together, they have 57 years of combined robotic experience and 55 years of experience specifically in finishing.

Project Management

  • Matt Paluch > Sales + Project Manager | East Region
  • Zach Danelson > Sales + Project Manager | West Region
  • Chad Carpenter > Automation Manager
  • Brad Ruppert > Engineering Manager + Applications Specialist
  • Craig Vostad > Automation Safety + Integration Technician

Customer-Specific Design

  • Derek DeGeest > President, Manufacturing Strategy + Business Development
  • Chad Carpenter > Automation Manager
  • Brad Ruppert > Engineering Manager + Application Specialist
  • Marty Westra > Software/PLC Integration
  • Marco Gionnio > Structural/Mechanical Engineering
  • Ryan TeGantvoort > Design Engineer

Manufacturing Prep

  • Ryan Tegantvoort > Design Engineer
  • Josh Roiger > Manufacturing Engineer
  • Hope Kirkvold > Project Onboarding & Scheduling
  • Ron Fuerstenberg > Purchasing + Inventory Supervisor

 

Fabricating

  • Mike Wenzel > Fabrication Supervisor
  • Korey Horner > Fabrication Team Leader

 

Welding

  • Denny Rozenboom > Manual Welding Supervisor + Quality Control
  • Nick Irwin > Robotic Welding Supervisor
  • Corey Larson > Industrial Automation Technician + R&D

Painting

  • Lenny Geiken > Paint Department Supervisor
  • Lamonte Geiken > Paint Department Team Leader
  • Brad Ruppert > Manufacturing Engineer + Applications Specialist
  • Kevin Adney > Paint Specialist
  • Ryan Korthals > Paint Preparation Specialist

Assembly

  • Chad Carpenter > Automation Manager
  • Josh Roiger > Manufacturing Engineer
  • Chad Wolfgang > Automation Technician Team Leader
  • Jeremy Satrang > Automation Technician
  • Mac Mercer > Automation Technician
  • Craig Vostad > Automation Safety + Installation Technician
  • Ryan Korthals > Paint Specialist

Integration

  • Chad Carpenter > Automation Manager
  • Brad Ruppert > Engineering Manager + Applications Specialist
  • Marty Westra > Software/PLC Integration
  • Josh Roiger > Manufacturing Engineer
  • Chad Wolfgang > Automation Technician Team Leader
  • Jeremy Satrang > Automation Technician
  • Mac Mercer > Automation Technician
  • Craig Vostad > Automation Safety + Installation Technician
  • Ryan Korthals > Paint Specialist

Test Lab/Run-Off

  • Chad Carpenter > Automation Manager
  • Brad Ruppert > Engineering Manager + Applications Specialist
  • Marty Westra > Software/PLC Integration
  • Josh Roiger > Manufacturing Engineer
  • Chad Wolfgang > Automation Technician Team Leader
  • Jeremy Satrang > Automation Technician
  • Mac Mercer > Automation Technician
  • Craig Vostad > Automation Safety + Installation Technician
  • Ryan Korthals > Paint Specialist

Shipping

  • Matt DeGeest > Shipping + Receiving + Inventory

Installation

  • Chad Carpenter > Automation Manager
  • Brad Ruppert > Engineering Manager + Applications Specialist
  • Marty Westra > Software/PLC Integration
  • Josh Roiger > Manufacturing Engineer
  • Chad Wolfgang > Automation Technician Team Leader
  • Jeremy Satrang > Automation Technician
  • Mac Mercer > Automation Technician
  • Craig Vostad > Automation Safety + Installation Technician
  • Ryan Korthals > Paint Specialist

 

Finance Administration

  • Julie Peterson > Finance + Administration

Experience it yourself

See this game-changing technology in the LestaUSA showroom inside DeGeest Steel Works near Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Call, email or fill out the form below to schedule an appointment.

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1-888-546-2800

Email

robotics@lestausa.com

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