Meet Our Leadership Team


Monthly Featured Employee

Ken Wickham

Name: Ken Wickham

Title: Supervisor Mechanical Engineer

Department: Engineering

Month/year joined Bender: March 2020

Degree/certificates: B.S.M.E. Drexel University

Ken began his engineering career as a draftsman on co-op during his junior and senior year of high school. From there, he continued working as a draftsman while attending Drexel University at night. He was eventually promoted to a junior engineering position, then a full-fledged engineer when he completed his degree. He has two designs that have been patented by former companies, one of which was a sponsor for his senior design project at Drexel, which was an automated ladder removal system for fire trucks. Many of his designs over the years have gone into robotics, medical, surgical, automotive, aeronautical, and countless other products.

At Bender, he creates submittals for customers, produces drawings and bills of materials for production, and creates custom designs for large projects. He is currently developing a solution to eliminate contactor and current transformer shipping damage. He plans to work on updating some of our existing designs to improve manufacturability and lower costs in the upcoming year. He supports production to help resolve any issues that might pop up. His position changed in 2021 and now he manages the engineering team, which means he spends more time on training, systems, and processes. He manages upcoming projects and makes sure the priorities are clear - most urgent projects are dealt with first, like custom orders, for example.

What Ken likes about Bender most is the people. Ken says, "The people are great to work with, and everyone demonstrates their commitment to Bender every day. We make a great team, everyone is very helpful and thoughtful so there is never an occasion where I contact someone and they don't respond."

In his spare time, Ken enjoys working on his house and surrounding property (many of the projects being suggested by his wife, Marla), which keeps him very busy during his free time. When he has extra time he enjoys painting, playing guitar, and working on financial investments.

Ken's favorite Bender products are the Isolated Power Panels (MIP, MIC, MIX, etc.). He finds them very intriguing because they can be set up for whichever scenario a customer might need in a hospital. There are a lot of aspects in terms of tailoring the particular modular components for these panels, making them useful to nearly anyone.

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Leadership Team - US


Steve Mason

Steve Mason

CEO Bender Inc / VP Americas Bender GmbH & Co. KG

John Kenitz

John Kenitz

Chief Financial Officer

David Knecht

David Knecht

Vice President Sales and Business Development

Torsten Gruhn

Torsten Gruhn

Head of EV Sales

Jeff Glenney

Jeff Glenney

Head of HRG Sales

Hannah Medvic

Hannah Medvic

Head of Marketing and Communications

Jon Leopold

Jon Leopold

Quality Manager

Matt Rapp

Matt Rapp

Head of Operations

Andy Johnson

Andy Johnson

Product Design & Compliance Manager

Daniel Saenz

Daniel Saenz

Customer Experience Director


Leadership Team - Canada


Amir Mojtahed

Amir Mojtahed

Managing Director Bender Canada