About

Who We Are

BACA Systems is focused on developing Innovative Fabrication Solutions for the countertop industry and is the leader in robotic SawJet technology.

Our team of dedicated professionals are experts in robotic automation, system integration, waterjet technology, and countertop fabrication. BACA systems is an industry leader, providing flexible manufacturing systems that are the most productive, reliable, and lowest cost to operate in the industry.

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Our History

Committed to Innovation

BACA Systems was formed and entered the marketplace in 2014. Since then, we’ve held a strong commitment for bettering the stone fabrication industry with our industry-leading robotic equipment. BACA Systems launched in the marketplace with our Robo SawJet and have since added multiple products to help our customers install profitability. We’re proud to be a leader in stone fabrication innovations.

BACA Core Values

These are the values we uphold at BACA, the ideals that motivate us to produce our best work and serve our customers with dedication and professionalism.

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We do right by our customers.

We are here to help you succeed. Having strong roots in stone fabrication, our experienced teams take an ownership mentality. We are here to help our customers be better operators in all aspects of their business while increasing their margins and installing profitability.

We value integrity and honesty.

The value of our word matters at BACA. We’re honest, transparent, and committed to doing what’s best for our customers and our company. When we say we will do something, we do it. If we fall short, we will make it right.

We believe in continuous improvements.

We are passionate about innovating solutions for our customers and take the knowledge learned by our customer interactions to build solutions that exceed their expectations.

We respect the environment and the health and safety of our customers and employees.

Stone fabrication is a harsh environment, and BACA aims to deliver products that can be used safely, protecting people and the environment.

Work-Life Balance

We work hard wherever and whenever inspiration strikes — but we don’t let work take over our lives. We make life better and easier for our customers and employees, and we never miss a soccer game or dentist appointment.

Certifications &
Awards

TISE 2022 Best in Show

KUKA Americas Systems' Partner of the Year

2019 KUKA OEM Partner of the Year

2017 ISFA Envision Award

Community Involvement

We believe in giving back to our community. We know we wouldn’t be where we are without our customers and the surrounding communities we serve them through. We support outstanding organizations, such as The Wisenbaker Employee Foundation, Wounded Warriors Project, and the Majestic4USTroops 2022 Charity Golf Tournament. We thank our customers for their continued support, which allows us to help these associations to help neighbors and the cities we call home.

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Leadership

Kevin McManus

Kevin McManus

President and CFO

Kevin joined BACA Systems in 2019 after many years of successful leadership within waterjet and robotic solution integration organizations for companies such as KMT, TECHNI Waterjet and Robotic Production Technology (RPT). Previously, Kevin was the treasurer and vice president of Operations for FANUC America Corporation. Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree in management and accounting from Western Michigan University and a master’s degree in corporate finance from Walsh College. Kevin also is a licensed CPA in Michigan.

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Chuck Russo

Chief Executive Officer

Chuck has many years of successful entrepreneurial experience and over 35 years of implementing more than 4,000 robotic and waterjet technology solutions. Prior to founding BACA Systems, Chuck owned Surface Encounters, a stone fabrication shop in Macomb, Michigan, producing 1,000 square feet per shift. Chuck was also the founder and owner of Robotic Production Technology (RPT), a robotic systems supplier for the composites, plastics, automotive, aerospace, construction and marine industries. Chuck’s experience at RPT led him to introduce robots, including the industry-leading Robo SawJet™ programmable saw and abrasive waterjet cutting system, into the stone fabrication industry in 2014. Chuck studied Business Administration at Northwood University and received technical training at Ferris State University.

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Whitney Moon

Chief Technology Officer

Prior to joining BACA Systems in 2022, Whitney held various leadership positions in Engineering, Operations, and Industrial Automation Sales with Adaptec Solutions, a leading provider of robotic automation and material handling systems. Previously, Whitney served in several engineering and market development roles with Genesis Systems, a robotic systems integration company. Whitney holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University.

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Timothy Burke

Chief Revenue Officer

Before joining BACA Systems in 2021, Tim built strong sales teams and developed lasting customer relationships, while increasing revenue at several start-ups and enterprise software technology companies. Tim’s experience includes sales leader roles at Dassault Systèmes, IQMS, Xeeva, QAD, and Plex Systems. Tim holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Central Michigan University.

Bryan Saenz

Bryan Saenz

VP of Operations

Bryan joined BACA Systems in 2016 as the project management lead, with over 20 years of experience in leadership, management, and project management. In 2019, Bryan transitioned to director of Operations, and in 2022, he was promoted to vice president of Operations. Prior to joining BACA Systems, Bryan was a team leader at Dow Chemical for 10 years. Bryan holds certificates and associate degrees in computer science and process technology from Delta College and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Saginaw Valley State University.

Lisa Peters, SHRM-CP

Director of Human Resources and Safety

Lisa joined BACA Systems in 2022 as the director of Human Resources and Safety with more than 20 years of experience in the field. Prior to joining BACA Systems, Lisa held HR and safety manager roles with Kwangjin America and Heller Machine Tools. Lisa is a Certified Professional with the Society for Human Resource Management.

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