Bob Scaccia USA Firmware CEO

Bob Scaccia

President and CEO

Bob Scaccia, President, CEO and founder of USA Firmware, formed the company in 2011 out of his passion for the art firmware design. Bob graduated with a BSEE in Electrical Engineering and quickly built a career that would lead him to become an expert in his field and a visionary entrepreneur in the industry. His past work experience includes design management and leadership roles in firmware with organizations Raytheon, Philips (formerly Picker International), Keithley Instruments and Thermo Scientific. Bob was working on his MBA in Business Management at Baldwin Wallace University earning a 4.0, when he founded USA Firmware. Since that time, Bob has grown the organization from a $200,000 per year business to a multi-million-dollar, award-winning business today.

Chris Myers VP Engineering and Operations

Chris Myers

Vice President of Engineering & Operations

Chris Myers, Vice President of Engineering & Operations, has been a leader of USA Firmware for six years. In his previous role as Director of Engineering and Operations, Chris laid the foundation for substantial scale and growth for the organization. He combines over 33 years of experience in engineering, strategy, IoT, product development and cross-functional communications to create a stellar combination of skills to lead engineering, product development and marketing for the company. Chris holds a B.S.E.E. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Akron.

Bill Merkel USA Firmware VP Business Development

Bill Merkel

Vice President Business Development

Bill Merkel, Vice President Business Development, brings over 35 years of experience in product development, industrial automation, semiconductors and electric vehicle charging innovation to this leadership role. Bill builds relationships that will deliver the embedded expertise to accelerate development of smart and connected devices. Bill’s previous positions at Nidec Industrial Solutions, DynaMotors, Inc. and Keithley Instruments, Inc. have prepared him to lead growth and technology development for the company. Bill holds a B.E.E.E. from Youngstown State University and three U.S. patents.

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Adam Sonnhalter

Advisory Team, Board Member

Adam serves as Board Member for USA Firmware and brings an extensive background in merger and acquisition transactions. Adam graduated with distinction from the University of Michigan with a BBA Degree in Finance and spent the next eight years as an investment banker on Wall Street for companies like Patricof & Co., BNY Capital Markets (a subsidiary of The Bank of New York), and Bear Stearns.

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Jack Mencini

Advisory Team, Board Member

Jack serves as Board Member for USA Firmware and brings valuable experience in starting, buying, and selling companies across many industries. Jack has personally owned and operated 16 companies and worked for 17 years for several large publicly traded corporations, both of which exposed him to business throughout the world. Jack’s educational background includes a BBA Degree in Accounting from Ohio University and an MBA Degree in Systems Management from Baldwin Wallace University.

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Rick Benson

Advisory Team, Board Member

Rick joined USA Firmware as a Board Member in 2019 and brings to the team over 37 years of experience in design and engineering management, earned from his former role as president of AVID Technologies, a successful design services firm. Rick holds a BS Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from SUNY of Buffalo and an MBA from Baldwin Wallace University.