Meet the Leadership Team

Han-Tek prides itself in delivering white glove service to our customers and helping them succeed in their automation and materials handling initiatives by always staying one step ahead and going one step beyond. It’s a culture driven by an experienced leadership team with deep passion for automation solutions and client success, supported by every Han-Tek team member.

Jon Tobin

Chairman of the Board

Jon Tobin likes to simplify the value that Han-Tek brings to its customers, but what's at the root of it is helping manufacturers move products along the line-often with precise timing and within small tolerances-with a goal to improve productivity.

Jon understands the customers’ value equation. "Our clients are looking for creative solutions—we are problem solvers." Developing solutions that fit customers' specifications for delivery time and budget and meeting ROI expectations are the priorities for Jon.

Jon has more than 25 years of experience in the materials handling and automation industry, construction, trucking, and business management. As the owner of Han-Tek, he is very involved with the day-to-day operations of all major jobs and personally oversees all upper-level business activities and strategic business decisions.

Patrick Tobin


Starting his career in the shop at Han-Tek has given Patrick a unique perspective -- appreciating the evolution of a product. "At Han-Tek I've been given the opportunity to see every aspect of how a product develops from concept to completion -- how they get manufactured, processed, assembled and installed," said Patrick.

That perspective has helped Patrick evolve his career to focus on customer needs and business development. Patrick also attained an MBA at the University of Rochester Simon School of Business. Patrick is in charge of day-to-day operations for the organization, and leads the team's effort to implement their new strategic business plan.

No two days are the same at Han-Tek. From new business development to identifying mergers and acquisitions, Patrick is leading those discussions. In his spare time, Patrick enjoys being with his growing family. He also loves to ski, fish, and watch NCAA lacrosse.

Tim Lemley

Chief Production Officer

Taking on challenges at Han-Tek is a common theme, and Tim is familiar with that concept. It’s his responsibility to execute the customer's solution to perfection—the total solution. So whether it’s conveyors, cranes, electrical, mechanical, or some combination, he executes the solution so that customers don’t have to deal with multiple suppliers and coordinate those details.

“Managing multiple jobs while staying on time and within budget is my job, but in the end we are here to help companies stay competitive, which is good for our economy. There’s a lot of satisfaction in my work.” Tim was also involved with the ISO Certification process for Han-Tek and sees that as another advantage to ensure quality for customers. “Our goal with every project is to have it go smoothly. My team is well versed in this area.”

Tim has more than 15 years of experience in the materials handling and automation industry. He is responsible for manufacturing, production and installations management, workforce planning and operation, quality assurance, continuous process improvement, and facilities maintenance.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and taking on projects at home…ensuring on-time delivery and quality. It just never ends!

James VanThof

Executive Vice President

Passion and business savvy are what come to mind when interacting with James. James has ample experience in taking complex business requirements and developing creative solutions while managing resources to yield real results to the bottom line. James prides himself on listening to the voice of the customer and engaging appropriate team members to drive better processes and automation solutions.

James is responsible for overall strategic and tactical sales direction for Han-Tek, managing both the sales team and senior solutions engineers. Outside of work you can find James at the local hockey rink watching his two boys play or fishing on the boat with his wife.

Bryan Doherty

Vice President, Engineering

A controls savant with over 20 years’ experience in automating everything from ASRS, conveyors, robotic cells in every time type of environment you can think of. Bryan's ability to understand the business requirements and translate that into technical applications is an impressive feat to observe. Bryan leads the engineering and software departments at Han-Tek and is routinely visiting installation sites working in the trenches with his team when needed.

“A hands on leader is something that I have always prided myself on and being able to speak both theoretically but have a tremendous amount of field experience is something that I value as paramount.”

When he is not implementing controls and software solutions, you can find Bryan being a great husband and father and enjoying collector comic books and video games.