TECHNICAL AND PRACTICAL INDUSTRY EXPERTISE

TransTec is a brand of Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies, the world’s largest manufacturer of sealing products. The combined resources of Freudenberg-NOK integrate American, German, and Japanese technology to produce state-of-the-art transmission components. Transmission professionals trust the TransTec brand and install our kits more than all other brands combined.

Our practical experience as master transmission technicians, our automotive aftermarket experience, and the technological and manufacturing resources of Freudenberg-NOK give the TransTec team the most comprehensive industry expertise of any brand on the market.

Learn more about the TransTec team below and please don’t hesitate to contact us if we can be of any assistance.

THE TRANSTEC® TEAM

Sam Burris

Product Development Technician
Product line specialty: Transmission
Years of experience: 14
Practical experience:
Freudenberg-NOK (Material Technician; Process Trainer; Equipment Trainer; Lead Auditor; Product Development Technician)
Certifications/Degrees:
ISO9001/14001 Lead Auditor; Lean Systems White Belt

Cody Cantley

Product Development Technician
Product line specialty: Power Steering
Years of experience: 5
Practical experience:
Freudenberg-NOK (Quality Technician; Product Technician)
Certifications/Degrees:
AS Electromechanical Engineering Technology - Bowling Green State University

Don Cottrell

Technical Services Manager
Product line specialty: Transmission / Power Steering
Years of experience: 34
Practical experience:
Various Transmission Specialty Shops (R&R Tech, Swingman, Transmission builder, General Technician)
20 years Freudenberg-NOK (Product Technician, Sr. Product Technician, Product Manager, Technical Services Manager)
Certifications/Degrees:
ASE Certified Master Technician

Tim Ensign

Senior Product Technician
Product line specialty: Transmission
Years of experience: 32
Practical experience:
13 Years in a Chrysler Dealership as a Master Tech
6 years independent General Repair/Transmission shop ASE Master Tech
13 years Freudenberg-NOK (Product Tech, Engine Gasket Div.; Product Tech, Transmission; Sr. Product Technician, Technical Services)
Freudenberg-NOK (Quality Technician; Product Technician)
Certifications/Degrees:
ASE Certified Master Technician
Chrysler Certified Master Technician

Brandon Evans

Product Development Engineer
Product line specialty: Transmission / Power Steering
Years of experience: 1
Practical experience:
Freudenberg-NOK (Product Development Engineer)
Certifications/Degrees:
BS Mechanical Engineering - University of Akron

Ross Hartwig

Engineering Manager
Product line specialty: Transmission / Power Steering
Years of experience: 8
Practical experience:
Freudenberg-NOK Design Engineer; Engineering Manager
Certifications/Degrees:
BS Mechanical Engineering - University of Toledo

Drew Jacoby

Application Engineer
Product line specialty: Transmission
Years of experience: 17
Practical experience:
8 Years Lear Corporation/IAC (Manufacturing Engineer; Lean Systems Black Belt)
4 years Owens Illinois
5 years Freudenberg-NOK (Quality Technician; Product Development Technician; Application Engineer)
Certifications/Degrees:
BS Manufacturing Technology - Bowling Green State University

Joe Pulizari

Application Engineer
Product line specialty: Transmission
Years of experience: 4
Practical experience:
Freudenberg-NOK (Engineering Co-op; Product Engineer; Application Engineer)
Certifications/Degrees:
BS Mechanical Engineering - Cleveland State
working to complete MBA - U of M

Elena Rodrigo

Application Engineer
Product line specialty:
Electric Power Steering
Years of experience: 7
Practical experience:
2.5 years High Technology & Homologation Center (Laboratory Technician)
1 year Sercore Tech (Process Engineer)
2.5 years Freudenberg-NOK (Application Engineer)
Certifications/Degrees:
BS Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology - Bowling Green State University
Industrial Engineering - Electric Discipline

Brian Schnell

Program Manager
Product line specialty: Transmission
Years of experience: 13
Practical experience:
Applied Industrial Technologies (National Product Training Manager, Fluid Power; National Program Manager, Fluid Power)
1 year Freudenberg-NOK (Category Manager, Transmission)
Product Lifecycle Management; Market Research; Field Application Troubleshooting; B2B Sales
Certifications/Degrees:
BS Biology - Loyola University, Maryland
Advanced Industrial Hydraulics Specialist Certification, Eaton Corporation
Product Management Certificate, Chartered Institute of Marketing

Makenzie Timbs

Application Engineer
Product line specialty: Electric Power Steering
Years of experience: 3
Practical experience:
Freudenberg-NOK (Application Engineer)
Certifications/Degrees:
BS Mechanical Engineering - University of Toledo

Aaron Toole

Category Manager
Product line specialty: Power Steering
Years of experience: 10
Practical experience:
3 years Apprentice Electrician
7 years Freudenberg-NOK (Quality Technician, Power Steering Product Technician; Category Manager)
Certifications/Degrees:
BS Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology - Bowling Green State University
Green Belt in Six Sigma & Lean Manufacturing

Greg Walkup

Product Development Technician
Product line specialty: Power Steering
Years of experience: 13
Practical experience:
Fleet Maintenance (Lead Mechanic)
U.S. Military (System Maintenance Chief)
Freudenberg-NOK (Quality Technician; Product Technician)
Certifications/Degrees:
United Sates Army Sergeant

WHY TRANSTEC?

Professional transmission and power steering rebuilders trust and install TransTec kits more than all other kits combined...