ABOUT | OPERATING EXECUTIVE TEAM
AM Technical Solutions has brought together a diverse executive team that has extensive experience in both the high-tech industries as well as experience leading global companies in a variety of value based businesses.
Senior Vice President, Construction
Robert Logston is the Senior Vice President, Construction for AM Technical Construction business. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the successful delivery of the company’s high-tech construction projects to include cleanroom expansions and new builds, data center builds, pharmaceutical cleanrooms, and other high-tech construction projects.
Prior to joining AM through acquisition, Robert led a regional cleanroom build and rigging / crating business that was the catalyst for the company’s growth on the fixed price construction business.
Robert understands the importance of communication and “doing the right thing” for our clients on every project. He has over twenty years of successful leadership in cleanroom construction and has managed hundreds of builds in life science, higher education, semiconductor, and data centers from 100 sq. ft. to 265,000 sq. ft. in size and scope, and has managed builds ranging from $10,000 to $15,000,000 in budget.
Robert has a proven ability to plan, prioritize and manage complex projects under aggressive time lines with a demonstrated track record of proven expertise. Robert is married and has three boys who he enjoys coaching in basketball.
Senior Vice President, Operations
Curtis Gwilliam is the Senior Vice President, Operations for AM Technical Solutions. In this role he is responsible for developing and managing the company’s operations worldwide. Incorporating continuous improvement initiatives, Mr. Gwilliam strives to ensure AM Technical Solutions’ competitiveness in a global marketplace. Mr. Gwilliam recognizes the importance of working directly with the customer to facilitate their unique needs while providing valuable project solutions.
With over a decade of semiconductor experience, Mr. Gwilliam brings a wide range of industry knowledge, credited certifications, and operational excellence to this position. Mr. Gwilliam began his career with AM Technical Solutions in 2007 as a Project Manager in Lehi, UT where he filled the roles of Project Manager as well as Accounts Manager for top tier customers such as Intel and Air Liquide. Most recently, Mr. Gwilliam held the position of QAQC Business Unit Manager where he was instrumental in spearheading program development within this platform. Under Mr. Gwilliam’s leadership, the company has achieved a high level of operational efficiency, and his decisions have led to numerous quarters of profitability. Mr. Gwilliam’s contributions have been paramount in AM Technical Solutions’ continual success.
When he’s not spending time with his wife and two children, Mr. Gwilliam enjoys cycling, snowboarding and golf in Colorado.
SVP, Life Sciences
SVP, Life Sciences
Brian Williams is the Senior Vice President of AM Life Sciences. As the head of our Life Science division, Brian is responsible for the business strategy and development of our integrated services and solutions in the global life science industry.
During his time in the life sciences industry, Brian has supported Engineering Capital Projects in a variety of different roles. Brian is experienced with many different facets of life science from Design Conception through Construction, Startup, Commissioning and Qualification, and handoff to the end-user.
Brian also has experience as Technical Engineering Lead for Facilities, Utilities, and Process Equipment for Facility Buildouts, Construction and Project Management roles in Engineering fields, Business Development, and Client Relations.
In his role as SVP of Live Sciences, Brian appreciates the opportunity to spread the AM culture to employees as well as our clients, build teams that are able to support our clients, help clients achieve their milestones and goals, and see the end-goal of helping clients bring novel and life-changing therapies to the market.
Away from work, Brian enjoys spending time with his wife, Alyssa, and their young boy, Hunter, who keeps them on their toes. Brian also enjoys cycling, trail running, hiking, and any other type of outdoor activity that keeps him active.
Stephen Poindexter is the Project Executive for all major projects for the company. He is responsible for leading the delivery of the company’s highest value projects to include implementation and startup and working closely with the client. Mr. Poindexter joined the firm in 2001.
Prior to his current role he held positions in the US as President, Strategic Accounts Manager, Senior Project Manager, Director of Operations, and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Poindexter also held the position of European Strategic Account Manager and he oversaw the successful start up of AM’s “light footprint” overseas business model in Europe and Israel.
Mr. Poindexter began his involvement in the Semiconductor Industry in 1996 as a High Purity Systems Supervisor for Clean Room Technologies, and he has extensive experience in the quality side of facilities and systems installation. Prior to working in the semiconductor industry, Mr. Poindexter worked 8 years in the Nuclear Overhaul and Refueling industry for Northrop Grumman Group where he also served a 4 year apprenticeship in Naval Nuclear Pipefitting at Newport News Shipbuilding.
Married with four children, two boys and two girls, Mr. Poindexter is an avid golfer and enjoys spending quality time with his family.
Lynn Brown is the Senior Controller of AM Technical Solutions. Lynn has great responsibility and expanded operational interaction through her management of our company’s accounting staff and financial operations.
In her role as Controller, Lynn oversees payroll processing, produces financial reports, manages audit, 401(k), and banking relationships, provides support for project proposals, and satisfies ad hoc requests for information.
Lynn has 30+ years of accounting experience in both public and private industries. She is a licensed CPA in Texas and obtained her BS in Accounting from George Mason University. Prior to joining AM, she held positions such as Sr. Accountant, Controller, and VP of Finance. In addition to operational accounting and tax preparation in public accounting, her private company responsibilities included financial statement preparation, audit management, operational accounting, and liaison to external auditors, vendors, and customers.
Lynn is particularly excited about using her position in the company to support the AM culture by giving back to the community and its employees as a faith-based organization. She is already embedded in the community having served as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for children in foster care, and feels privileged to be a mentor/supporter to those children.
Outside of the office, Lynn enjoys reading, cooking, and traveling. She has three enjoyable adult children, one of whom is married. After moving across the country seven times growing up, she settled into Austin, where she has lived for more than 25 years and now calls home.
Anton Fernando is the Controller for AM Technical Solutions. Anton performs a number of critical accounting, tax, and financial services both domestically and globally to support the operational integrity of our company.
In his role, Anton compiles and analyzes financial reporting packages, handles cash management, assures timely collection of A/R, and performs weekly reporting of A/R aging. Anton also submits covenant compliance and reports to the bank, maintains AM licenses and state business registration, submits monthly sales tax reports. and serves as our primary contact with foreign accountants.
Anton has 30+ years of experience in accounting across multiple industries including Health, Bio Tech, and Construction. Anton’s previous positions in the U.S. and internationally include Cost Accountant and Senior Finance Manager, Compliance Lead, Staff Accountant, Senior Accountant, and Accounting Manager.
Anton has received numerous recognitions during his career, including his work for treasury management and cost savings, the transition of a treasury department, two payroll conversions, and recognizing and coordinating the automation of various reports to improve productivity and efficiency.
During his time with our company, Anton has appreciated the work culture and is excited to be part of a growing team with a great work ethic. He also appreciates the opportunity to provide timely and accurate information for decision-making and to make a positive difference in cash flow.
Anton moved to the U.S. in 2001 from Sri Lanka with his wife and daughter. They enjoy their new life in America and have been blessed with many achievements and relationships with great people. Anton loves spending time with family and friends, community service, traveling, new adventures, and cricket as a sport. Also, Anton leads the Sri Lankan Catholic rosary group in Austin. Whenever an opportunity arises, Anton enjoys giving back to communities in Sri Lanka.
VP, Global Accounts
VP, Global Accounts
Kevin Kittrell is the Vice President of Global Accounts. As VP, Kevin supports Operations within the core business.
Kevin has 25+ years experience in the high-tech industry. During his career, Kevin has held a number of construction positions from Quality Assurance to Executive Management.
In his operations leadership role, Kevin has a front-row seat supporting some of the hardest working men and women in the industry. His leadership for our company has helped us continue to do what’s best for each client and deliver on Cost, Quality, and Schedule every time.
When not working, Kevin splits his time between running a non-profit and a ranch. Kevin and his wife started a non-profit (4:12 Kids) to encourage, empower, and equip youth to pursue positive choices in preparation for life, relationships, community service, and leadership. On the ranch, Kevin raises Texas Longhorns, which has turned into a family business.
Kevin and his wife have become very active fostering children in Texas. Their growing family is very actively involved in the local church and community, helping to build a better place for their kids.
VP, Global Accounts
VP, Global Accounts
Robert McAndrew is the Vice President of Global Accounts. As the Operations VP of Core Business, Robert manages day-to-day operational activities over multiple accounts across the U.S.
Robert has worked in the semiconductor industry since 2006, having started in the trades working with HVAC and process piping systems. From there, Rob transitioned into process tool equipment installations in the critical Lithography area of the fabrication facilities.
In his Operations leadership role, Robert works closely with management to find avenues to grow our business. He also works with junior leadership and employees to grow our core values.
Outside of the company, Robert enjoys spending time with his wife and children. One of their favorite activities as a family is traveling.
VP, Merger & Acquisitions Strategy
VP, Merger & Acquisitions Strategy
Michelle Henegar is the Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions Strategy. As the VP of our M&A Strategy, Michelle is responsible for establishing and analyzing new strategic partnerships to bring growth and diversification to the company.
Michelle’s responsibilities include merger and acquisition strategy, research and due diligence, contract negotiation, integration, and alignment with new partnerships. She was previously the SVP and CFO of Abbie Gregg, Inc. (AGI), which was purchased by our company in 2019. In this role for AGI, Michelle handled the legal, financial, operations, and HR processes necessary to run a successful professional services firm for 25 years.
Michelle played a vital role in AGI managing both internal professional teams as well as subcontractors, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, travel, domestic and international taxation, international contracts, local customs and policies, safety, IT/communications, and security. Michelle also reviewed and managed all client contracts, proposals, nondisclosure agreements, and invoicing.
Michelle is particularly proud of developing an internal and automated project financial tracking system. This system was well ahead of its time — 20 years before such systems became available commercially — allowing for immediate financial tracking of projects, human resources, subcontractors, invoicing, profitability, and benchmarking.
In her role as VP of M&A Strategy for AM, Michelle is excited about the opportunity to share in the growth of the company and create new opportunities for employees. She achieved that goal for AGI, where she enabled the licensing of multiple professional engineers and architects throughout the United States, as well as the professional firm registrations needed to practice architecture and engineering in many states.
Michelle holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (major in Finance) from the University of Phoenix. Personally, Michelle is married with four children and two grandchildren. She enjoys spending quality time with her growing family at the beach and in the woods.
VP, Human Resources
VP, Human Resources
Kathy Palmieri is the VP of Human Resources. As an HR manager, she is primarily responsible for people operations managing worker-related issues.
In her 20 years of HR support for our company, Kathy has made a positive difference in the lives of employees by guiding them through challenging situations. She is particularly excited to put a face to a name when meeting employees at job sites.
Kathy is most proud of two initiatives that have had a positive impact on our company. She led a DocuSign “paperless drive” to support eco friendliness and she implemented an online benefits portal. She also leads the annual administrative team meeting.
Kathy is appreciative of her time at AM because of how she has developed as a manager, co-worker, and employee through the company’s commitment to doing the right thing for customers, employees, and the community.
In her time away from the office, Kathy loves to restore old things (mostly furniture), bake and eat, spend quality time with her grandbabies, hunt for the next estate sale treasure, and spend time on the beach with a good book or friend.
VP, Business Development
VP, Business Development
Harry Engwer is the Vice President of Business Development. Mr. Engwer has 36+ years of experience in the semiconductor fabrication industry.
Mr. Engwer is responsible for supporting key objectives to expand our global capabilities for semiconductor fabrication project delivery for customers in the microelectronics industry.
Throughout his career, Mr. Engwer has excelled at global business experience and relations, including spending years in Asia/Europe/US overseeing the production of semiconductor manufacturing equipment on a global scale. Mr. Engwer is an expert in semiconductor manufacturing equipment engineering, sales, support, and refurbishment, and he is experienced with contracts for semiconductor manufacturing companies.
Mr. Engwer is a valuable leader for our company. His values align with the mission of our company to do what’s right and deliver value to our customers, our people, our company, and our community. Mr. Engwer has supported Dell Children’s Hospital charities, participated in community relations events at Austin’s “Community First!” Village, and helped fight homelesness in Central Texas.
VP, Life Science
VP, Life Science
Scott Lessard is the Vice President, Life Science. In his executive role, Scott is responsible for contributing to the growth of the Life Science division as well as other business units within AM Technical Solutions.
Prior to joining our company, Scott was the Director of Business Development & Strategy with DPS Group where he had several key responsibilities, including growing and managing the life sciences accounts within the Technical Services Operation in the New England area. In this role, Scott gained significant, relevant experience within the Technical Services sector of the life sciences industry. Scott also supported the business side of Architectural & Engineering Design, Construction Management, Project Management, and Commissioning, Qualification, and Validation (CQV).
Scott also built a successful career on the operations side of the life sciences industry, specifically within Upstream and Cell Culture Operations. Scott contributed over 14 years to several reputable Biotech companies such as Wyeth, Pfizer, Lonza Biologics, and Sanofi Genzyme.
Scott’s work for Sanofi Genzyme included leading the site through a very challenging Consent Decree. In some cases, this consisted of full remediation of Quality Systems, Process, Automation Systems, and Documentation. The Consent Decree lasted nearly eight years and challenged everyone at the site in ways they had never before imagined. Completing this effort was one of Scott’s career highlights.
During this challenging period of his career, Scott also gravitated toward complex capital projects, specializing in Tech Transfer, Manufacturing Operational Readiness, and oversight and delivery of full EPCMV capital projects. This experience provided Scott with rewarding, hands-on technical expertise that transferred well to his executive role in our company.
As the VP, Life Science, Scott is focused on growing and expanding our life sciences division to take advantage of tremendous opportunities for AM to play a pivotal role in the industry for years to come. As a cross-functional leader, Scott also contributes to other key areas of the business by providing unique industry perspective and lending his expertise to support decision-making.
Personally, Scott is a family man who is blessed to be surrounded by a loving family and good friends. Scott and his wife Erica have been happily married for 13+ years. They have two beautiful children, Naomi and Hayden, and a weimaraner named Chase. He is intentional about incorporating family and friends into his leisure activities, which includes spending time outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping, boating, riding ATV’s, and traveling.
Spiritually, Scott and his family members are heavily tied into the community and a number of charities, including Bethany Christian Services. Bethany believes that every child deserves to be loved, connected, and safe. Their mission is built on the belief that, together, the world can be saved through family.