Meet Our Team
Prior to founding SigmaTEK, Ben started MECAD Systems, an engineering software reselling company. Through this in-depth work with manufacturing software, Ben gained the experience he and his team needed to successfully launch SigmaTEK Systems in the US.
Ben graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1979. He worked as a design engineer, manufacturing engineer, and CAD/CAM software applications engineer until 1984 when he was appointed Senior Lecturer at an Engineering School in SA. After completing his MBA at University of Witwatersrand, he spent a year with Engineering Mechanics Research Corporation in Troy, MI in 1986. Ben and his family reside in Cincinnati, Ohio.
John graduated from Stellenbosch University with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
John and his family relocated to the United States from South Africa in 1999, when John joined SigmaTEK Systems as a Software Developer. In 2008, John transitioned into a management role as the Development Manager, where he implemented strategic systems. In 2012 John was promoted to Vice President of Operations. Today John serves as the company’s Vice President of Engineering.
Mr. Jacobs is currently a member of the Fabricators and Manufacturing Association within the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Chairman of the Tube and Pipe Fabricators Council, and serves on the FMA Education council. In the past Dan was Director of the FMA Board and served on the Board for educational and business councils and associations.
Jandre joined SigmaTEK after receiving a Mechanical Engineering degree from Cedarville University (Cedarville, OH). Over the years he progressed through technical and management positions with the company. From an international perspective Jandre was instrumental in the formation and management of the SigmaTEK Korean branch office.
Today, Jandre has assumed the role of Director of Corporate Strategy. He is responsible for guiding SigmaTEK’s growth strategy along with next generation products and services. In 2013, Jandre was recognized by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers in the inaugural “30 Under 30: Upcoming Leaders in Manufacturing” list of honorees. Jandre and his family reside in Cincinnati where he is currently pursuing an MBA degree.