Leadership Team


tcolemansrTerry Coleman, Sr.


Terry Coleman Sr., is the founder of Tecnova and Tecnova Electronics. A tireless and visionary leader, he founded the business in 1981 to design the latest engineering technology into new products for companies.

Terry leads the company to success with his exhaustive knowledge and brilliant application of electronic engineering, along with a strong and constant emphasis on balancing design features and price. He is also the engineer and champion of Tecnova's design-it-right, build-it-right culture, where quality is designed and built in at every phase of every process, rather than being "inspected in" during production.

Terry Coleman Sr., is an alumnus of DeVry Institute of Technology, where he earned his Bachelor of Technology degree in Electrical Engineering. 


tcolemanjr Terence Coleman, Jr.


As chief operations officer, Terence Coleman Jr., drives Tecnova forward toward successful achievement of its goals on all fronts, on behalf of the company and each of its customers. He motivates, organizes, and galvanizes staff toward attainment of the company's short- and long-term objectives, often serving as the internal face of leadership. He heads Tecnova's corporate mission and restructuring efforts to support the company's growth strategy.

Terence Coleman Jr., brings nearly 20 years' experience in operations, business development, IT, software development, and complex project management to his role as chief operations officer. He is an alumnus of the Milwaukee School of Engineering, where he earned his degree in computer engineering.


kfoxKathy Fox

Executive Vice President

Kathy directs the management team of Tecnova Electronics to foster a culture of teamwork and continuous improvement while emphasizing high quality and on-time delivery to our customers. 

Kathy strives to create long-term partnerships and integrate the goals of our customers into our internal processes. In addition, Kathy is responsible for all aspects of finance and human resources.

Kathy has been with Tecnova since 1996 and has been instrumental in developing the company into what it is today. She was a champion in implementing ISO9001 in 2001 and relocating the business to a larger facility in 2011. Kathy holds a BA in management and communications with a minor in accounting from Concordia University. With over 25 years of finance, human resource, and project management experience, she has a proven record of and commitment to sustaining and growing our company.


Sean O'Day

Sean O'Day

Senior Vice President

As senior vice president with over 20 years' experience, Sean provides effective, energetic leadership and quality-driven oversight to all Tecnova Electronics production operations. His passion for quality and his focus on process efficiency enable our customers to competitively market leading solutions day in and day out.

Sean runs day-to-day shop floor operations and keeps our customers' projects on schedule, increasing the efficiency of production by applying the right technology at the right point in the production process. Sean's goal is perfection, and he never tires of pursuing it.


Scott Martin

Scott Martin

Quality Manager

As our quality manager, Scott developed and maintains the ISO 9001:2008 ISO certified quality assurance standards and processes for Tecnova Electronics. He is dedicated to the ongoing improvement of our quality system with the use of quality tools such as Pareto Analysis, PPAPs, FEMA’s, and SPC. His experience includes over 30 years in quality and electronics, in both military and commercial applications.

Scott is a certified IPC-A-610 Instructor for the Acceptability Of Electronic Assemblies and has an associate’s degree in electronic engineering technology from Illinois Central College.


dkentnerDennis Kentner

Manager, Test Solutions

As the head of Tecnova’s test solutions team, Dennis leverages a proven ability to lead our team in ensuring the optimal functioning of the products and software designed by us and our customers. He has more than 24 years of experience specifying, developing, deploying, and supporting automated test, measurement, and control applications in aerospace, industrial, medical, and automotive industries.

He has successfully completed over 100 small-to-large applications built upon the National Instruments LabVIEW Development platform. A Certified LabVIEW Architect, he has progressed and gained certification through each major LabVIEW release since 1992. Dennis is a trained Six-Sigma Blackbelt, obtaining Blackbelt level in 2006. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology at DeVry Institute of Technology.