Andy Sadlon, NuSTREEM’s CEO, has worked in the field of manufacturing highly engineered products throughout his career with the last thirty years having a focus in general management positions. Originally a systems designer, he has had specific experience in development as well as operations and sales. Andy earned his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Connecticut and a Master’s in Business Administration from Loyola College. His career has been primarily concerning recovering distraught companies or powering the growth of smaller companies. His main strengths include building excellent high-performance teams while keeping a tight focus on customer relationships and enterprise financial strength. Andy has lead NuSTREEM’s growth through the last three years while becoming immersed in the hydropower industry. Andy is the proud grandfather of five grandchildren and feels a responsibility for their future. He uses this passion to drive his work at NuSTREEM and their endeavors in the hydropower and renewable energy industries.
Juliann Blanford has many years of experience in financial consulting, sales, and marketing, and now works as NuSTREEM's General Manager. Her roots are in financial consulting, having worked for Ernst and Young, a “big four” public accounting firm. She has also spent time across various manufacturing and startup enterprises. One of her most interesting roles was as the CEO for a startup in the fashion industry. Juliann's most recent employment was working beside Mr. Sadlon within the same Private Equity group for a company manufacturing dynamometers for the world’s aerospace and automotive customers. Ms. Blanford worked as the deputy CEO, managing day-to-day operations with a focus on sales and marketing.
Juliann was recently elected into multiple positions within hydropower industry organizations:
- At Large Director, Northwest Hydroelectric Association
- Chair of the Small Hydro Council, National Hydropower Association
When not at work, Juliann enjoys taking outdoor walks, spending time with family and friends, watching the latest Netflix stand up specials, and exploring New England.
Kevin Polak, NuSTREEM’s Mechanical Design Engineer, previously owned and operated his own design and machining business and brings over 35 years of experience to the team. Prior to starting his own business, he worked in engineering management and design roles for various commercial and aerospace manufacturing companies. He has a variety of design and manufacturing operations skills having honed his talents in a constantly changing and dynamic service capacity assisting a wide variety of industries and products. Kevin has been providing design and manufacturing support for NuSTREEM’s products throughout the last 2 years.
Manoj Gopu, NuSTREEM’s Senior Applications Engineer, graduated with Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. He began his career as an engineering consultant serving both North America and Canada water utilities. He then went on to work as a Senior Control Systems Engineer for one of the largest private water utilities; where he focused on design, development, and commissioning of various water utility Control Systems. Throughout his career Manoj has led and managed numerous challenging projects and uses these challenges to continue to strive for innovation.
In his free time Manoj enjoys traveling, trying new foods, and spending time with friends and family.
Tony Giambattista, NuSTREEM's Supervisor of Assembly, works closely with the engineering team on the development and production of our turbine technologies. He has been working in the assembly and manufacturing space for over 26 years, with specialization in electronic/computer diagnostics, mechanical diagnosis and repair, and electronic control systems. Having previously held positions such as Lead Repair Technician, Shop Foreman, Production Manager, and Chief Engineer, Tony is well versed in the problem solving, team management, and leadership skills the mechanical and hydraulic repair industry requires.
Katie Hooper, NuSTREEM's Office Manager, is responsible for all office procedures and ensures smooth operations in the busy work environment. She assists in the development and implementation of policies and procedures, manages and oversees Human Resources, handles purchasing, financials, and many other essential areas. Katie keeps the team coordinated and on track for each departments success.
A lifelong resident of New England, and Mansfield CT local, Katie knows the area and has deep roots in the community, making her an invaluable member to the NuSTREEM team. In her free time, she enjoys traveling to Maine, walking her dog Moose, and spending time with her family.
Melisa Edwards, NuSTREEM’s Planner, is responsible for NuSTREEM’s production planning, production materials, and purchasing. She handles all day-to-day buyer and production planning, while analyzing all bill of materials for shortages. Melisa is a vital team player of our team and always strives for excellence. Before NuSTREEM, Melisa was a procurement specialist for one of the world’s biggest aerospace engineering companies, where she handled the procurement process.
Melisa utilizes different procurement software to determine schedules and adapt to any changes in building needs. In her free time, Melisa enjoys hiking and enjoying nature, crafting/tie-dying, and photography.
Taylor Roberts, NuSTREEM’s Financial Controller, is responsible for NuSTREEM’s finances and accounting. Taylor graduated from nearby Eastern Connecticut State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and a Minor in Business Administration. Post-graduation she worked at a CPA firm for over 6 years, where she handled the accounting and tax preparation for several different businesses across multiple industries.
Taylor is excited about helping NuSTREEM provide solutions to make the world a cleaner, healthier, more efficient place. In her free time Taylor enjoys spending time on the lake and being with her two cats.
George Rosenberg, NuSTREEM’s production Assembler, is responsible for production and assembly of NuSTREEM’s products. Before joining NuSTREEM George worked as a biologist in molecular biology and genomics labs for 30 years. George recently received a certificate in mechatronics from Quinebaug Valley Community College to get more involved in manufacturing and machining. His main strengths include hands on manufacturing and troubleshooting.
In his free time George enjoys flat water kayaking, hiking and trail maintenance. He has begun testing out his mechatronic skills at home by 3d printing useful objects.