Tom Custer – System Software Developer

Year you began at Nysus: 2021

College:  NSCC, AB Computer Programming and AB Network Administration

Hometown: Napoleon, Ohio

About Tom: My friends are like family to me. We love to write, draw, play board games, and have cookouts. We also enjoy many outdoor activities together. I also play online games like Minecraft or Rocket League with friends from around the world. 

Favorite Sports Team: Michigan State Spartans, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Red Wings, Chicago White Sox, and Team Liquid

Favorite Food:  Thai/Korean

Why are you excited to start working at Nysus Solutions? Our positive attitude toward helping others. The more we help, the more everyone can achieve.

Yi Lu – Customer Support Specialist

Year you began at Nysus: 2021

College: The Ohio State University / BS in Biomedical Engineering

Hometown: Yunlin County, Taiwan

About Yi:  I currently live in Toledo, OH. In my off time, I enjoy playing games with my friends, outdoor tennis when the weather permits, and learning about web development technologies / building apps / websites with what I learn.

Favorite Sports Team: The Ohio State Buckeyes

Favorite Food:  A correctly done (not well done) steak / anything that goes well with rice / anything with eggs in it

Why are you excited to start working at Nysus Solutions?  I am continuously learning from the team and our customers while on the job. It keeps me on my toes and my knowledge of technology in the manufacturing sector gets to grow day by day.

Justin Goedde – Automation Engineer

Year you began at Nysus: May 2020 as an automation co-op student

College: The University of Toledo – BS in Electrical Engineering

Hometown: Toledo, Ohio

About Justin:  I am excited to start my career as an Automation Engineer with Nysus Solutions. In my free time I enjoy playing sports such as soccer and sand volleyball during the summer. I love to travel, regardless of whether it is going to the beach or on a week-long backpacking trip.

Favorite Sports Team: The Ohio State Buckeyes

Favorite Food:  Anything I can get for free. Or Chinese food if I’m buying.

Why are you excited to start working at Nysus Solutions?  I’m excited to work here because I know I will have a lot of opportunities to learn and develop as an engineer through being a part of this team.

Jacob Pifer – Implementation Engineer

Year you began at Nysus: 2021

College: The University of Michigan  

Hometown: Trenton, Michigan  

About Jacob: When I am not working, I am typically spending time with my wife & our 2 dogs. If I am not spending time with them, I am either working on a house project or watching Netflix.

Favorite Sports Team: Michigan Wolverines Football

Favorite Food:  Pulled pork

Why are you excited to start working at Nysus Solutions? I am excited to work for Nysus Solutions because I get to see different manufacturing processes and help other companies improve their processes.  Another big reason is Nysus Solutions is a great place to learn & grow in programming, automation & program management

Heysam Salami – Director of Software Operations

Year you began at Nysus: 2021

College: The University of Toledo – Business Administration, Human Resources Management

Hometown: Toledo, Ohio

About Heysam: My wife and I have 3 boys that are all into sports and we love watching them play throughout the year. I have been in the automotive industry for about 10 years now. Before getting into the industry, I helped run our family business that we owned for over a decade.

Favorite Sports Team: Detroit Lions

Favorite Food:  Pizza

Why are you excited to start working at Nysus Solutions? I’m excited to work at Nysus Solutions because of the great culture that the company promotes, along with the ability Nysus Solutions has to customize solutions for our customers.

Devon Steel – Implementation Engineer

Year you began at Nysus: 2021

College: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University / Spaceflight Operations

Hometown: Perrysburg, Ohio

About Devon: I’m a proud nerd, big fan of Star Wars and Marvel, video games, and Lego. I have been ballroom and Latin dancing since 2013, which has been an incredible hobby that has led to meeting lots of new people and expanding my comfort zone. Space has always been one of my biggest passions, and I love keeping up with all the SpaceX news and other commercial spaceflight happenings. Lastly, I have a very old and very sweet dog named Cosmo.

Favorite Sports Team: McLaren Racing-Formula 1

Favorite Food: BBQ lentil stuffed sweet potato

Why are you excited to start working at Nysus Solutions? I worked for Nysus Solutions a little while in 2014 as an intern, and it has been incredible to see the company’s growth since then. Our business has expanded and so has the team, and everyone has been so welcoming since I came back. That’s what I’m most excited about-continuing to work with these fantastic people who are so well aligned with the Nysus core values.

Cody Mitchey – Design Engineer

Year you began at Nysus: 2020 as an automation co-op engineer

College: The University of Toledo / Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Industrial Manufacturing Engineering with a minor of Business Entrepreneurship

Hometown: Lyons, Ohio

About Cody: I currently live in Lyons with my dog and two cats. In my free time, I enjoy 3D printing, woodworking, working in the yard, kayaking, traveling, playing video games, listening to/playing music, and tinkering with anything mechanical or electrical. My younger brother and I have a lot of shared hobbies, so we’re almost always hanging out together when our work and school schedules lineup. I also love learning and trivia, and I strive to be a “jack of all trades”.

Favorite Sports Team: The Ohio State Buckeyes

Favorite Food: Anything pasta or grilled

Why are you excited to start working at Nysus Solutions? I’m excited to work for Nysus Solutions because there’s always an opportunity to learn a new skill. Each project presents its own unique set of challenges and it’s fun to work your way to a solution. There are also plenty of opportunities for cross-discipline training. I can go from mechanical design, to wiring panels and sensors, to fabrication and assembly, to electrical design or PLC programming all in the same day. There aren’t many places where you can get that kind of experience.

Jeff Johnson – Project Manager

Year you began at Nysus: 2021 – The Year of the Ox

College: University of Toledo – Bachelor’s in English Education

Hometown:  Sylvania, Ohio

About Jeff:  My wife Stephanie and I live in West Toledo and love visiting our local Metroparks for hikes with Sirius, our Border Collie mix. In my free time, I love cooking (Sous Vide and smoking large cuts of meat are two recent favorites), traveling (we have a goal of getting to all the National Parks), photography (anything but people), and doing anything outdoors (hiking, biking, kayaking, camping, etc). I have been told that I have a very dry sense of humor and will fully admit to being a huge fan of dad jokes; the worse, the better!

Favorite Sports Team: Kansas City Chiefs

Favorite Food: Mediterranean – the more garlic and lemon, the happier I’ll be!

Why are you excited to start working at Nysus Solutions?  Working for Nysus Solutions is going to allow me to work on three of my favorite subjects: Information Technology, Automation, and Manufacturing.  I love being involved in creative solutions that speed up processes!

Jennifer Rose – Office Administrator

Year you began at Nysus: 2021

Hometown: Toledo, Ohio

About Jennifer: I have been blessed with a wonderful life partner, a great family and friends. My son Eric lives in Jackson, Michigan with his wife. My brother and his family live close by in Sylvania, Ohio. Ray and I travel every chance we get. We especially like the Willamette Valley wine country and the Seattle area. In my free time I have volunteered for Hospice and Red Cross as a First Aid/CPR instructor and disaster relief volunteer. 

Favorite Sports Team:  Ohio State Buckeyes (of course)

Favorite Food:  Italian

Why are you excited to start working at Nysus Solutions? Integrity matters. When you have an opportunity to work with great people (as those here at Nysus Solutions), people committed to their profession and helping customers achieve their goals, you know you are a part of something special.  I am excited to be a part of that. I feel the energy that can only come from the best and the brightest people in this industry, people that care deeply about their clients and each other. Great companies thrive because at their core, integrity drives their priorities and their actions. At Nysus Solutions integrity matters. 

Ryan Sakowski – Project Manager

Year you began at Nysus: 2020

College: The University of Toledo – BA in Information Systems

Hometown: Toledo, Ohio

About Ryan: “A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson

Favorite Sports Team: Michigan Wolverines, Detroit Pistons, Detroit Tigers, Detroit Redwings…seeing the pattern yet?

Favorite Food:  Any type of ethnic dish always does the trick

Why are you excited to start working at Nysus Solutions? When Nysus Solutions approached me with an opportunity for employment, I was ecstatic to join the team. Their overall vision, business partner relations and commitment to success was music to my ears.  To date, they have exceeded those expectations.