About Us

Our Leadership Team.

Building on Decades of Customer Commitment

The professionals who lead Beacon Engineered Solutions bring many different skills, backgrounds and perspectives. But ultimately, it’s what we all share that matters most: a commitment to delivering unparalleled service, support and outcomes for every customer. 

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Jerry Bienias

GM
Beacon Engineered Solutions

As General Manager of Beacon Engineered Solutions, Jerry oversees all operational areas of the business. Holding a broad range of leadership positions for 25+ years at Donnelly Custom Manufacturing (now Beacon Engineered Solutions), Jerry played a key role in designing well-defined business processes to drive operational excellence - delivering high mix, small batch runs on-time and cost effectively. He began his career as a Performance Improvement Consultant with Ernst & Young equipping him with valuable insights across many industries and business processes.

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Tim Stewart

VP of Sales and Engineering Services

As VP of Sales and Business Development for Beacon Manufacturing Group, Tim is responsible for driving new growth for the Beacon MedTech and Engineered Solutions businesses through the development of custom engineered solutions. A degreed engineer and an experienced business leader, Tim leverages his more than 20 years of experience at Donnelly Custom Manufacturing (now Beacon Engineered Solutions) to develop innovative ways to solve manufacturing problems across a broad range of industries and applications.

Shawn Dusing

Director of Engineering

As Director of Engineering for Beacon Engineered Solutions, Shawn leads manufacturing engineering and launch teams, the automation group and toolroom while also overseeing facilities and equipment maintenance. His leadership ability is grounded with enthusiasm and support of ongoing training in Lean manufacturing, continuous improvement and leadership development. Shawn began his long-standing career with Donnelly Custom Manufacturing (now Beacon Engineered Solutions) as a degreed tool and die/moldmaker in 1986 and furthered his education by receiving an AAS degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology in 1995.

Greg Niblett

Director of Manufacturing

As Director of Manufacturing, Greg focuses on the pursuit of operational excellence while leveraging more than 20 years of experience in machining, moldmaking, program launches and quality control. Leading with a growth mindset, he fosters a culture of continuous improvement and professional development at Beacon Engineered Solutions. He holds a BS in Management with a focus on Human Resources and Project Management.

Joel Kangas

Director of Quality Assurance

As Director of Quality Assurance, Joel is responsible for managing critical systems to deliver quality products while ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulations, including the company’s ISO 9001 certification. His commitment to quality products mitigates risk, reduces costs and avoids failures before the occur. Joel leverages 30 years in quality assurance with previous roles at Newel Rubbermaid and Illinois Tool Works, and holds a master’s degree in quality management systems.

Dan Kirscht

Director of Planning and Customer Logistics

In his role as Director of Planning and Customer Logistics, Dan serves teams across customer service, purchasing, material handling, and shipping and receiving to meet customer needs and on-time fulfillment of all production orders. He cultivates strong relationships with strategic partners through a customer-focused approach to planning, risk mitigation and supply chain recovery.

Kathy Niblett

Director of Finance & Administration

As Director of Finance & Administration, Kathy applies her extensive experience in efficient workflow processes and effective control designs to accounting, administrative and finance functions. She plays an active role in formulating and implementing business policies and processes to support operational excellence. Performing as an individual contributor and in leadership positions for more than 30 years with the company, Kathy strives to build strong, collaborative teams and promote a healthy culture.

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Our Leadership

Jerry Bienias

GM

Tim Stewart

VP of Sales and Engineering Services

Shawn Dusing

Director of Engineering

Greg Niblett

Director of Manufacturing

Joel Kangas

Director of Quality Assurance

Dan Kirscht

Director of Planning and Customer Logistics

Kathy Niblett

Director of Finance & Administration

Our Values:

Explore the principles that drive us every day.

our people

Get to Know Our People

The key to our combined success is bringing together individuals with diverse backgrounds, skills and perspectives to collaborate and share best practices that drive better customer outcomes.