Brian Cunkelman was recently added to Strato, Inc.’s executive management team as Vice President of Engineering, which was previously held by Larry Hixon, who retired earlier this year after 15 years with Strato.
Cunkelman’s responsibilities include leading the research, development and engineering teams through all stages of product design and development. He will also oversee product launches and lean manufacturing process development as well as cultivating international business opportunities.
Prior to joining Strato, Cunkelman spent more than 25 years in various leadership and executive roles in the rail industry, including engineering, operations, manufacturing, international sales and aftermarket services.
Cunkelman holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Brown University and holds 30 U.S. and numerous foreign patents.
“In addition to his vast rail industry background, Brian’s experience with international growth strategies in emerging markets such as India, Brazil, Mexico and Russia will contribute to Strato’s future market potential”, said Mike Foxx, CEO.