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Hellbender creates Computer Vision solutions to address our customers problems. Our partners can not only trust us to do the job right, but also trust our commitment to our employees, community, and the environment.

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American Electronics Design & Manufacturing

Hellbender’s state-of-the-art equipment is located in our 20,000 square foot facility in Pittsburgh, PA and is manned by our highly-skilled staff. We are proud to be more than 25% veterans.

Meet Our Founders

Our founders draw on their backgrounds in robotics, space, defense, and manufacturing industries to deliver creative solutions to your hardware problems.

Brian Beyer, Co-Founder and CEO
Brian Beyer

Co-Founder and CEO

Adela Wee, VP of Engineering
Adela Wee

Co-Founder and VP of Engineering

Roger Nasci, Co-Founder and VP of Projects
Roger Nasci

Co-Founder and VP of Projects

Coleman Knabe, Co-Founder and Mechanical Engineer
Coleman Knabe

Co-Founder and Mechanical Engineer

Chris Niessl, Co-Founder and Software Engineer
Chris Niessl

Co-Founder and Software Engineer

Ed Black, Co-Founder and Operations Manager
Ed Black

Co-Founder and Operations Manager

Dave Pacella, Co-Founder and Electrical Engineer
Dave Pacella

Co-Founder and Electrical Engineer

Nick Bland, Co-Founder and Systems Engineer
Nick Bland

Co-Founder and Systems Engineer

Mike Ramsay, Co-Founder and CTO
Mike Ramsay

Co-Founder and CTO

Hutch Nazak, Co-Founder and Engineering Technician
Hutch Nazak

Co-Founder and Engineering Technician

John Beier, Co-Founder and Engineering Technician
John Beier

Co-Founder and Engineering Technician

Cameron Baldwin, Co-Founder and Industrial Engineer
Cameron Baldwin

Co-Founder and Industrial Engineer

Caleb Jamison, Co-Founder and Software Engineer
Caleb Jamison

Co-Founder and Software Engineer

Gunnar Ryder, Co-Founder and Software Engineer
Gunnar Ryder

Co-Founder and Software Engineer

Galin Konakchiev, Co-Founder and Electrical Engineer
Galin Konakchiev

Co-Founder and Electrical Engineer

Dana Eschler, Co-Founder and Mechanical Engineer
Dana Eschler

Co-Founder and Mechanical Engineer


Manufacturing Meets Sustainability

Electronics manufacturing is traditionally an off-shored polluting industry driven to minimize costs to customers at the expense of the manufacturer’s workers, communities and the environment. Hellbender re-envisions this dynamic. We believe it is possible to provide an affordable product while also paying above living wages and bringing all employees into ownership. We commit to quarterly charitable giving for watershed conservation and local veterans organizations. We are 100% carbon neutral, and employ industrial waste recycling so none of our process metals contaminate waterways. Our company was built around these ideals to prove that the manufacturing industry can run on a modern model of sustainability.

What is a Hellbender?

Cryptobranchus alleganiensis is North America’s only giant salamander and is native to the waterways of the hills and mountains of the eastern United States. Hellbenders as a species are listed as near threatened. They live only in clean and flowing rocky streams, breathing through their skin.  In this way, they are an indicator of unpolluted water. The eastern hellbender is the official state amphibian of Pennsylvania, and our company’s namesake.  Just as the hellbender requires a clean environment to live, we believe our employees require a healthy work environment so they can thrive.

Image courtesy of Brian Gratwicke