Steve McNerney, Firmware Engineer, President
Steve’s experience as a firmware and senior systems engineer is unique, having worked in industrial automation, motion control, GUI development, embedded software and with medical devices. As such, he’s a valuable asset to PresenterTek, contributing both towards the leadership and all electronics architecture.
In a previous role with a medical device manufacturer which offered season concert tickets to Shoreline Amphitheater, he developed an affinity towards music and is now an accomplished guitarist helping to mentor younger adults in learning to play the acoustic, bass and electric guitar. His favorite guitar is electric…go figure!
Steve also spends much of his leisure time travelling and on a pontoon boat owned with his wife Grace.
LeeAnn Smith, Manufacturing Engineering Manager
LeeAnn brings many years of design and manufacturing engineering to PresenterTek, and is now currently managing all efforts to optimize current products, transfer new designs into manufacturing and ensure quality products.
Her experience includes over 24 years of engineering experience as seasoned Engineer for an In-Vitro diagnostics medical device manufacturer, where her emphasis was placed upon quality products and proper documentation.
LeeAnn enjoys travelling, 4-wheeling and spending time with family and friends.
Rachel Belendez, Manufacturing Supervisor
Rachel’s experience in product manufacturing spans over 20 years, working formerly at a medical device company. She brings a strong commitment towards ensuring quality and documentation to PresenterTek. As one of the company’s greatest strengths, she arrives every day with a smile on her face.
Rachel enjoys spending time with her 5 sons and grandson, and can frequently be found at the ocean, river or lake. A proud mom of a son in the US Army, she possesses a keen ability to identify any music artist in any genre.
Her favorite saying? “Integrity is doing the right thing- even when no one is watching.”
Mike Shapiro, Software Development Engineer
PresenterTek recruited Mike from the San Francisco Bay Area, who now resides in Grass Valley. His 40 years of experience in software development quickly made him a valuable staff member. Having worked for companies like Sun Microsystems, Abbott Labs, HP, Pac Bell, Teradyne and many others, he’s a great addition to TeleStepper's technical team. Mike obtained a degree in Computer Science from San Francisco State University and he boasts an extensive musical background as an accomplished guitarist and vocalist.
John Ingersoll, Director of US and Global Sales
John’s background extends 25 years, working within both small and large companies. A graduate of Arizona State University, he brings his energy to PresenterTek in helping to develop new untapped markets with his knowledge of both U.S. and International markets.
A big advocate of rescuing animals, he affectionately adopted “Grizzly Bear” which quickly became the welcoming office dog. In his leisure time, John enjoys exploring new travel destinations, skiing at Palisades Tahoe or kayaking the rapids of California’s American River.
Thom Tanner, Mechanical Engineer
Away from PresenterTek, Thom can be found rock climbing, backcountry skiing, paddle boarding, cycling and travelling. He enjoys Spartan races and alpine mountaineering, with a planned visit to Everest base camp in spring 2023.
At a young age, he realized his heroes were inventors and responsible people everywhere. He’s been a volunteer in the Big Brothers, Big Sisters program for 10+ years, and also donates his time as a licensed medic for the Special Olympics.
An avid supporter of US Veterans, he will always stand for the national anthem to honor those who sacrificed their lives so that we may be free.