Your partners in motion

With over 150 years of combined experience in a variety of industries and markets, our leadership team brings unique perspective and expertise to every customer request. Together, we’ve helped organizations solve some of their biggest and most complex challenges through our full-service product development, motion technology, and value-added manufacturing services. We’re passionate about motion and even more passionate about meeting business objectives and accelerating growth through innovation. We welcome the opportunity to turn your manufacturing roadblocks into successes. Meet the experts who are ready to solve your next big challenge.

Fred Sutter
​CEO/President - 35+ years

​Fred has over 35 years of experience creating value by building high performing teams, developing and executing winning strategies, launching new technology, and implementing operational excellence. His entrepreneurial, hands-on style combined with his experience running $60M–800M divisions for world-class public companies like Emerson Electric, Graco, and Carlisle Companies provides the foundation for MTA’s unique, high performance work environment.

John Getter
VP Operations - 35+ years

John has over 35 years of experience in increasing company valuation by developing new products, executing organizational transformation, deploying operational excellence through the use of lean principles, and acquiring/integrating strategic acquisitions. He has operational leadership experience in US, Europe, and China with companies/divisions ranging from $25M–800M and 25–3,000 employees. Past experience includes Emerson Electric, Graco, and Buhler.

Eric Donaldson
VP R&D - 35+ years

Eric has extensive experience in research and development, project management, and product commercialization for various companies including 3M, Remmele Engineering, Reell Precision, Kodak Imaging, Pacific Resources, and Imation. He holds over 20 patents and advanced technical degrees in Agronomy & Plant Sciences, Engineering Technology, and Agricultural Engineering from the University of Minnesota.

Allan Flinn
CFO/VP Admin - 20+ years

Allan has over 20 years of Finance, Accounting, IS/IT, HR, and Operations experience. He has held prior finance and strategic analysis leadership roles at companies including Best Buy Cos., AIR-serv Group, and Onvoy Telecom, and he started his career as an auditor for Ernst & Young. Allan holds an inactive CPA license, as well as a BA degree in International Relations from Carleton College and an MBA in Finance and Strategic Management from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

Jeff Radichel
VP Lion Precision - 15+ years

Jeff has over 15 years of success researching and developing niche industrial markets. His prior experience includes Capital Safety Corporation (3M), CAT pumps, and Graco. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.

Steve Sowada
VP Sales - 30+ years

Steve has over 30 years experience in domestic and international business development, with businesses ranging from $10M–$120M in size. He has a proven track record for developing and executing growth strategies in the IT and medical device industry with sales teams from 10–160 employees. Steve’s past experience includes Micro Display System, LaserMaster, Medcare Products, and Secondary Solutions.