Bob Brunetz - General Manager

Bob is the General Manager of Amphenol Borisch Technologies (ABT) and has served in this role since 2017.  Since he started leading ABT, Bob has focused on strengthening core manufacturing competencies, enhancing quality systems, empowering our leaders, and relentlessly focusing on team development – all to fuel ABT’s purpose To Support Those Who Serve.

Bob’s favorite aspect of our Core Values is the relationship between Entrepreneurial Spirit and Accountability.  “We can be both agile and disciplined, pursue innovative concepts and be accountable to commitments made to our customers, our teammates and ourselves.  Our entrepreneurial team members sometimes fail, but when accountable for their results, they become familiar with facing their failure and learn from mistakes - creating a virtuous cycle of personal improvement that is the underlying foundation of our culture.”

Bob had the opportunity to grow within the company by having great mentors who allowed him to take on greater responsibility and always challenged him.  In addition to General Manager, he held leadership roles in Engineering, Operations, Quality, Supply Chain, Programs and Business Development. 

Bob joined ABT in 2006 as an engineering intern and received a BSE in mechanical engineering from Western Michigan University.

Chris Sheldon - Director of Operations
Chris rejoined the ABT team about 2 years ago and has 20 years of leadership experience. Previous years with ABT were spent as a Buyer, Production Scheduler, Production Manager, and Operations Manager. Chris spent six years in the United States Army as a Supply Sergeant and has his BBA in Management from Davenport University. He is currently pursuing his MBA in Human Resources. Chris’ favorite Core Value is accountability. To Chris, accountability means we accept responsibility for our environment and take extreme ownership of results. Chris loves the people, passion, and teamwork he sees daily at ABT. He loves that the team members are always finding innovative ways to improve, take care of our customers, and help each other.

Steve Miller - Director of Engineering
Steve has over 35 years of experience in the contract manufacturing industry (24 with ABT). He has extensive experience in the electronics field with focus on wire harness, circuit card assembly, assembly integration, and product research and development. Steve currently leads the engineering group that includes a team of Electrical, Mechanical, Test and Manufacturing Engineers. Steve has participated in SME and SMTA enabling him to develop relationships with industry techniques and technology. Steve’s favorite Core Value is Entrepreneurial Spirit because he enjoys seeing team members who are creative and inventive. He is an advocate for change. His favorite part about ABT is the job diversification it offers. He is able to be part of all aspects of the business such as the products we create, the customers we have, and the team members we work with.

Ben Kowalski - Controller
Ben has been in ABT’s accounting department for more than 12 years and has extensive experience in both cost accounting, managerial accounting and strategic financial planning. In addition to leading the Accounting team he also lead’s ABT’s Cost and IT functions. Ben has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Grand Valley State University. Ben’s favorite Core Value is accountability. It is important to him to hold yourself accountable more so than holding others accountable. He loves ABT because of the many opportunities it offers and the wonderful people he works with.

Phil Provost - Director of Business Development

Phil is the Director of Business Development of Amphenol Borisch Technologies (ABT) and has served in this role since 2020.  Since joining the Executive Team at ABT in 2017, Phil has focused on empowering our team members in order to solidify our customer relationships. 

Phil’s passion to support those who serve, is the driving force behind his mentality that all customer’s must feel like ABT is an extension of their factories. That is why Genuine is Core Value that Phil strives most to embody every day.  Genuine, Candid and Transparent conversations with team members and customers is critical to providing world class service and support to those who serve.

Prior to joining ABT in 2013, Phil spent 10 years in a variety of leadership roles within the Banking Industry. Phil is a graduate from Grand Valley State University with a BBA in Finance and from the University of Michigan with a MBA in Organizational Leadership.

TJ Szot - Director of Quality

T.J. joined the ABT team in 2009 as a Buyer and progressed through organization by spending time as a Production Coordinator, Production Manager, and Key Account Manager.  Before joining the ABT Team, T.J. spent 8 years in Retail Customer Service.  T.J. graduated from Grand Valley State University with a degree in Management. His favorite core value is Geekiness because there is always something to learn and be excited about.  TJ’s favorite aspect about ABT is the never-ending collaborative effort that all departments strive for to help the customer and warfighter succeed.

Trisha Hammer - Director of Supply Chain
Trisha is the newest member of the Executive Team. She joined ABT in November 2019 with over 20 years of experience in Supply Chain. Her previous experience includes working at Oshkosh Corporation and Winnebago Industries. Trisha holds a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Her favorite Core Value is We vs Me because she feels it is critical to Supply Chain success and hopes to impart the importance of that value on to her team.

Lindsey VanDenBos - Director of Human Resources

Lindsey has 11 years of experience in Human Resources Management and has been with ABT since March of 2018. She has experience in employee relations, talent and performance management, compensation and benefits, and training and development. Lindsey holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Western Michigan University. Her favorite Core Value is passion because she can tell how passionate the employees are about their jobs, what they do, and our customers. Lindsey’s favorite thing about ABT is the people, because they create an engaging and exciting work environment. She can tell they love coming to work and are happy to be here each and every day.

Amberly Kies - Director of Programs

Amberly joined ABT in 2010 in the Operations department. Since that time, she has held various roles in the Engineering, Planning, Sales and Programs departments. This cross functional growth provides her with a diverse understanding of the organization. She studied Business Management at Davenport University. Amberly’s favorite core value is Passion as the passionate drive to succeed and support ABT’s customers is a key characteristic of the company’s team members. She is passionate about leading a team that provides superior customer service to both internal stakeholders and ABT’s industry partners. Amberly’s loves that ABT has a culture that truly fosters growth and rewards team members who have the fortitude to drive themselves and others to succeed.