Mark Dohnalek

President & CEO of Pivot International

Mark Dohnalek

Mark leads Pivot International’s global core business and acquisitions in the US, UK and Asia utilizing his experience of over 30 years in manufacturing, product development and business management. His broad spectrum of experiences in manufacturing, engineering, biometric, security, industrial consumer, and medical product solutions have enabled him to grow the company and expand in European and Asian markets.

Since he acquired Pivot in 2012, he has leveraged his business experience and passion for innovation to develop, engineer and manufacture solutions for clients in various industries.

Jeff Smith

General Manager

Jeff Smith

Jeff is the General Manager at Pivot-EDM. He is responsible for managing all aspects of the operations and business as well as serving various need capacities throughout the entire Pivot organization. Jeff has more than 25 years of progressive leadership experience in operations, quality, design engineering, EH&S, and executive management.

Peter White

Sales Manager

Pete White

Peter is Regional Sales Manager at Electronics Design & Manufacturing. He excels at new customer acquisition, always keeping the lines of communication open between customers and our technical staff. Pete has a broad knowledge of manufacturing techniques and is consistently able to match our core strengths with the unique needs of each customer.

Derald Herinckx

Vice President of Business Development

Derald Herinckx

Derald is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic growth initiatives throughout Pivot. He works closely with customers to ensure Pivot is prepared to support our evolving customer base and their product needs.

Derald brings 27 years of product management, product development, and commercial leadership experience to Pivot. He has extensive knowledge in the development and launch of numerous hardware, software, and service offerings that support the general automation and rail signaling industries.

Jay Hall

Production Manager

Jay Hall

Jay is a production engineer with broad experience in developing and maintaining manufacturing processes, as well as machine program development. He serves as the liaison between sales, production and engineering groups during production runs, by helping to facilitate new product planning and development while assisting in product roll outs.

Jay is a member of the ISO Compliance board and was responsible for developing the ISO 9001:2000 procedures and documentation necessary for EDM to become ISO 9001:2000 registered. His specialties include Process Control, Process Improvement, SMT Machine Programming, Training, New Product Integration and Development, Product documentation, Selective Solder operations, Automated Optical Inspection Operations, Certified IPC hand solder trainer, product encapsulation, and project management.

Nick Ptacek

Information Systems Manager

Nick Ptacek

Nick ensures that processes and information work effectively together to deliver consistent outputs.

Nick has over 20 years of experience organizing people, facilities, and information to ensure that customer, regulatory, and ISO requirements are met. Nick is a certified lead auditor and an expert in database integration and communication programming. Nick also serves as the ERP system coordinator and customizes Pivot-EDM’s systems to better serve customer needs.

Kevin Rucker

Purchasing Manager

Kevin Rucker

Kevin is responsible for strategic purchasing by building relationships with suppliers to secure the best price, quality, availability, reliability and delivery options on all potential purchases. Kevin draws upon his over 10 years of buying experience, within his 25 plus years in the manufacturing industry, to support production and the sales team to ultimately meet customer service goals.

Trace VandenBurg

Quality Manager

Trace Vandenburg

Trace leads the Quality Team at Pivot-EDM. He has over 20 years of experience in various manufacturing roles, a decade of which has been in Quality. With a background in compliance and regulations, Trace is adept at integrating the requirements of our customers as well as a multitude of regulatory and ISO standards into the QMS continually improving our processes to deliver the best quality for our customers.

Alex Elliot


Alex Elliott

Alex maintains and provides the accounting functions for EDM. He has over 15 years of accounting experience, working in both the public and private sector and in a variety positions. Alex brings increased timeliness, consistency and clarity to EDM’s financial statements and reporting.

In Memory of Pat Bystrek

General Manager of Electronics Design & Manufacturing

Pat Bystrek

The Bystrek family launched EDM over 38 years ago. Pat was the leader of the business for the past 15 years.


    green initiatives

    • Build RoHS prototypes
    • Improve RoHS manufacturability
    • RoHS compliant equipment & facilities


    product development

    • Experienced global design team
    • Scalable production services
    • Rapid time to market


    TUV SUD America

    • ISO 9001:2015 Certified
    • ISO 13485:2016 Certified
    • Increased production efficiency

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