Leadership and the Pioneer Team

Pioneer’s leadership team is the company's decision-making management body. Together, they focus on major financial, strategic, and operational decisions for the organization. Their respective focuses contribute to the well-rounded development of the firm’s long-term goals and short-term objectives.

Mitchell Stansloski, PhD., P.E.

President

With over 29 years of equipment troubleshooting, plant engineering and reliability consulting, Mitchell Stansloski, Ph.D., P.E., is the president and founder of Pioneer Engineering. Having worked in the reliability and maintenance fields for over two decades, Dr. Stansloski has held various positions in manufacturing plants throughout the Midwest and Gulf Coast. With his experience as a consultant in both reliability and maintenance fields, he founded Pioneer Engineering in the spring of 2000. He made education and training a cornerstone of Pioneer and is the sole author and developer of the course materials for vibration analysis and reliability engineering, specifically for use in public and private courses which are instructed by Pioneer Engineering instructors. Dr. Stansloski has been a keynote speaker at several domestic and international reliability engineering industry conferences. Dr. Stansloski earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Ohio Northern University, his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Mississippi State University and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University. In addition to his role as president at Pioneer Engineering, he is also a professor of mechanical engineering at Colorado State University where he teaches mechanical vibration analysis, dynamics, reliability and the senior design practicum. Dr. Stansloski has also developed a mechanical vibrations course for the University as well as headed the redevelopment of the school’s dynamics lab. He is a certified Category IV analyst by the Vibration Institute, a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Vibration Institute and has contributed articles for publication in Maintenance Technology magazine. Connect with Mitch on LinkedIn.

Chad Wilcox, MSME

Executive Director of Business Development

As Pioneer Engineering’s Executive Director of Business Development, Chad Wilcox oversees the day-to-day management of all engineering services and activities for the organization, as well assisting in the growth initiatives of Pioneer Engineering. Chad is one of Pioneer’s most tenured course instructors and is an active field consultant providing reliability and mechanical vibration solutions, worldwide. Chad was hired at Pioneer in 2004 as a mechanical engineering consultant and was promoted to a director through his ongoing demonstration of his commitment to not only the long-term goals of the company, but also providing clients with unsurpassed professional and personalized service. Chad is a certified Category III Vibration Analyst by the Vibration Institute and is currently pursuing his Professional Engineer certification. Chad has significant experience across many industries in advanced vibration analysis with a focus on Modal and ODS analysis, plant vibration condition monitoring setup, and vibration analysis training and mentoring.  Chad has experience performing failure analysis for Seagate Technologies as well as new product development modal parameter validation for Caterpillar. Chad earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University in 2004 and his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 2014. Connect with Chad on LinkedIn.

The Pioneer Team

Austin Neumeier, BSME

Mechanical Engineer II

Vincent Torres

Mechanical Engineer

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Cody Vanderhayden

Mechanical Engineer

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Skip Handlin

Reliability Engineer

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Grant Slinger, MSME

Mechanical Engineer II

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Tyler Faucett, BSME, MAuE

Mechanical Engineer II

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Alex Tomsick, BSME

Mechanical Engineer l

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Ken Newton

Reliability Specialist ll

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Drew Gowing

Reliability Specialist

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Tom Reddicks

Reliability Specialists

Kent Stone

Reliability Specialists

Ally Emmel

Scheduling Coordinator