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About GuysonManagement TeamManagement Team

Guyson’s Management Team

Steve Byrnes

CEO & President

Education: Alfred University, SUNY, Bachelor of Science, Masters of Business Administration

Training/Skills: Rockwell Risk Assessment, Baldrige Corporate Sustainability workshop, Certified Manager-James Madison University, Suny Ceramic Engineering,  NMA (National Management Association ), Journeyman Machinist , Silver Engineering , Nuclear  work leader , Total Quality Management training , Solid Modeling and Unigraphics , Compact II, CADKEY , APT , AUTOCAD, Mastercam, Robotmaster.

Past Work experience: Steve has over 35 years of progressive experience in manufacturing engineering and operation management .He demonstrates the ability to streamline business operations that drive growth and increase bottom –line profit . Strong qualifications in developing productivity improvements and change management. Solid leadership , communication and interpersonal skills.

Accomplishments: U.S. Patent, Closed Loop Turbine Case Machining.

Personal Interest: Avid sportsman and car enthusiast.

What he does at Guyson : President and CEO

Steve Donohue

Vice President of  Engineering

Steve Donohue Vice President of SalesEducation : Clarkson University, Bachelor’s Degree Engineering and Management

Training : EI Shot Peening Training , Baldrige Corporate Sustainability workshop , ISO Auditor Training, Dale Carnegie Sales Management Training

Past Work experience:  24 years of sales, project, and management experience in blast finishing industry working with top level Fortune 500 companies in key aerospace, energy, advanced coatings, automotive, and consumer electronic markets

What he does at Guyson : Steve manages all aspects of small to large scale capital equipment projects for custom engineered systems from initial inquiry to concept development / quotation, through final acceptance of the machinery.  This includes, but is not limited to review of customer supplied specifications for compliance, direction of application development testing, creation of final customer quotation, and negotiation of technical and commercial contracts with customer base.  Through these activities, Steve will ensure full customer satisfaction with supplied equipment.

Personal Interest: Sport enthusiast, hockey , baseball and football .

Mark Butler

Director of Sales

Steve Donohue Vice President of SalesEducation: AAS in Architecture

Training: 3D Solid Modeling classes, Rockwell Risk  Assessment , Baldrige Corporate Sustainability workshop  , UL Electrical code training.

Past Work experience: Over 20 years of Engineering Management and Design experience in a variety of manufacturing companies including the auto, marine, turf and blasting industries.  Heavily focused on building dedicated engineering teams while forming strong working relationships with internal and ultimate customers.

What he does at Guyson: Mark manages a team of mechanical/pneumatic, electrical, controls and robotics engineers.  Oversees design and project management from machine conception through the manufacturing cycle with a focus on being on time and on budget with accurate releases.  Regularly support the sales team with quotes for new designs.  Often travels to customer sites to participate in high level sales presentations and to support new implementations.

Personal Interest: Faith, Family and Antique equipment.

Dave Cutler


Dave Cutler ComptrollerEducation: Adirondack Community College Associates in Business Administration , SUNY IT Bachelor’s Degree in accounting

Training: Baldrige Corporate Sustainability workshop ,5S , Lean manufacturing

Past Work experience: Worked as a cost account from 2000-2006 , Senior Cost Accountant 2006-2011

What he does at Guyson : Dave does all cost for machine quotes, Financial Analysis for the President/CEO and Corporate (UK). Dave also oversees the IT department to make sure servers and computers are running properly as well as recruitment of new employees.

Personal Interest: Sports Fan ( Mets and Giants ) , spending time with his family.

Dan Powers

Plant Manager

Dan Powers Materials ManagerEducation: HVCC associates of marketing, United States Navy, Certified purchasing manager

Training: Trained and certified in Lean Manufacturing, 5S, ISO, Inventory Controls and Project Management. Participating in Center Of Excellence teams, organization and development. Committee and active member in SOL practices and principles,Baldrige Corporate Sustainability workshop .

Past Work experience: US Navy extensive experience in Manufacturing, processes and QSM. Quality and Safety Instructor in USN. Small business owner

What he does at Guyson : Dan is responsible for all departments and operations in Logistics, Inventory Control, Purchasing, Materials, Plant Schedule and Quality control .

Personal Interest: Outdoor activities, tennis, golf, volleyball , classic car owner and motorcycle riding .

Alison Dewey

Customer Service Supervisor

Alison DeweyEducation: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing & Sales from Castleton University, Castleton VT

Traning : ISO 9001:2008

Past Work Experience : Started as a sales assistant for Capital Equipment in 2009, moved over to Customer Service in 2011.  Became Supervisor of Inside Sales in March of 2016.

What she does at Guyson : Alison manages the inside sales team including aftermarket parts and media. She is a member of our safety committee and C- Big Committee.

Personal Interest:Reading, hiking and spending time with my family


Rich Gillott

Product Manager, Wet Blast Systems (WBS)

Rich Gillott Product Manager, Wet Blast SystemsEducation: Waterbury State Technical College

Training: Certified Abrasive Engineer

Past Work experience: Extensive career involved in surface finishing and  metal finishing industry, in direct sales, sales management,  and as VP , General Manager and owner.

What he does at Guyson: Rich spear heads the growth of Guyson’s newest product line acquisition, leading Wet Blast Systems (WBS) business unit for Guyson.  With his extensive wet blast knowledge and countless application experience specifically in the cutting tool, coatings, and automotive markets, Rich manages the life cycle of all wet blast system projects for Guyson.  This would include coordination of wet blast sales channel and marketing activities, development of standard and custom product with Guyson engineering and manufacturing teams, and supporting installation and aftermarket service teams for existing and new installations.

Personal Interest: Boating, fishing, and UCONN basketball.