Our Team

Tim Hayden - President/CEO


Timothy B. (Tim) Hayden founded Rite Track in 1993 and serves as its President and CEO. Tim is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and held various technical and senior management positions at Cincinnati Milacron and Silicon Valley Group (SVG) prior to starting Rite Track. Tim has over twenty five years of semiconductor industry experience working for end users and equipment suppliers. He is a past President and Board Member of SECN (Surplus Equipment Consortium Network) and a current senior member of the Semiconductor Equipment Rebuilders Alliance and serves as the President of the Jeffrey Thomas Hayden Foundation, as well as being active in his community.

Darren Taulbee - Chief Financial Officer

Darren Taulbee comes to Rite Track with over 15 years of experience managing the finances of various companies in North Carolina, Ohio and Michigan. As part of Rite Track’s executive management team, he will provide direction to Rite Track’s global finance and accounting group. Darren is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a graduate of Wright State University and the University of Kentucky with degrees in Accountancy and Business Administration, Finance and Economics. His previous experience includes work as CFO for Gray America Corp. in Dayton, a steel company with five operating subsidiaries, and as CFO for Circle S Foods, Inc., an integrated agriculture company in Monroe, North Carolina. Mr. Taulbee has a strong background in cost accounting, inventory control, and IT integration, as well as extensive experience in purchasing, contract negotiations, and acquisitions.

Rick Baldasare - Senior Vice President/COO

Rocco A. (Rick) Baldasare joined Rite Track in early 2012 and serves as Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Rick has over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and has held senior leadership positions with both Inc. 500 and Fortune 500 companies. He has experience in the manufacturing/remanufacturing sector as well as extensive distribution experience, gained while serving both small private companies and publicly traded organizations. 

Rick brings a highly successful record of accomplishments in sales, marketing, business development and general management; he has extensive overseas experience gained thru working with international organizations based in Texas, Maryland, Kentucky and Ohio. Rick received his undergrad degree from The Ohio State University.

John Noyes - Chief Technical Officer

John Noyes serves as Rite Track's Chief Technical Officer with overall responsibility for Product Management. John has worked in the Semiconductor Industry since 1983, holding various applications and product management positions at key semiconductor industry leading companies such as SSI, SVG and ASML.

Prior to Rite Track, John was the Senior Product Marketing Manager for ASML Track Division, managing a staff of engineers and acting as the technical consultant for Scanner/Track productivity improvements. Prior to ASML’s acquisition of SVG, John Noyes filled various product management roles in his 12 year tenure with SVG, rising to Director of Product Marketing for the Track System Division. Prior to SVG, Mr. Noyes worked for General Signal’s Semiconductor Systems Unit in Product Management and Applications roles. His technical background includes training from the U.S. Navy in Electronics Technology and from Arizona State University in Chemistry. John is a transplant to Ohio from California where he lived for over 20 years. 

Ron Filzen - Corporate Vice President

Ron Filzen is a corporate Vice President and SVG Product Manager focused on improvement of our flagship 8X product line.  Ron is one of the company owners and serves on the Board of Directors.  He is a graduate of Northwestern Technical College. Ron has been in the Semiconductor Industry in various technical service management roles since 1976 including positions at several semiconductor industry leading companies, such as Perkin Elmer and Silicon Valley Group.

Ron joined Rite Track in 1994 as the Director of Field Service and was responsible for building the service organization.  He was promoted to Vice President in 2006 and previously managed field operations, technical support and training for many years. Ron is involved with his church and has held positions on the Parish Council as a member and president. He is active in the outdoors, enjoying time in Northern MN fishing, hunting and other outdoor activities.

Tom Parish - Vice President of Marketing

Tom Parish serves as the company’s Vice President of Marketing with overall responsibility for corporate marketing functions worldwide. He is a Graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a BS in Business Administration. Prior to joining Rite Track, Tom worked for over a decade in the packaging industry in various sales and marketing leadership roles and as a supplier to Rite Track. Since joining Rite Track in June of 2000, Tom quickly assumed sales management responsibilities and was promoted to Director of Sales and Marketing in March 2002 and then Vice President of Marketing in June 2006.

Since his hire, Tom’s leadership in sales and marketing has led to unprecedented capital sales growth for Rite Track by building a team of product and sales experts to focus on product diversification, relationship selling strategies, and leveraging Rite Track’s use of the Internet for our quote and support processes. Outside of Rite Track, Tom stays involved with his church and enjoys time spent with his family.

Tom Hayden - Corporate Secretary


Tom Hayden currently serves as Corporate Secretary and is a member of the Board of Directors. After retiring as  Superintendent of the Lakota Local School District in 1994 concluding a 30 year career in education, he began his involvement with Rite Track as a minority owner and joined the firm as a full time employee in 1996 serving in various roles including HR Director, Information Technology Supervisor, Facilities Manager, and Legal and Insurance Services support. He was promoted to Vice President of Administrative Services in 2006. 

Thomas Maier - Vice President of Rite Track International & Managing Director of Rite Track Europe

Thomas Maier serves as the General Manager for Rite Track Europe GmbH. He is responsible for overseeing all of the European Operations. Thomas has been with Rite Track Europe for almost ten years. Beginning as a Senior Sales and Service Engineer, moving to Regional Manager and in 2003 moved to his current position, Thomas has made huge contributions for Rite Track internationally.

Prior to joining Rite Track, Thomas served in the German army, worked as an automobile electrician and a field service engineer for the Silicon Valley Group in Germany and The Netherlands. Thomas received his electrical engineer certification from a German technical college, Techniker Schule Stuffgart, Germany, Staatlich geprüfter Techniker. He also holds a Technical Operations degree, Technischer Betriebswirt (IHK) from the Chamber of Trade and Commerce (IHK) Heidenheim, Germany. When Thomas is away from the office his interests are in history and politics and he likes to stay active outdoors by paragliding and skiing.

Brad Yano - Managing Director of Rite Track Asia


Brad Yano serves as Managing Director of Rite Track Asia and is responsible for overseeing all sales and support aspects of our our Asian Operations. Brad joined Rite Track in 2003 as Manager of Customer Service for the Western Region. He was instrumental in the start up of our San Jose and Singapore offices. 

Prior to joining Rite Track, Brad served as a Vice President of SVG/ASML’s Track Division Technical Services group in San Jose. In his 15+ year career at SVG/ASML he served in a variety of technical and management positions, in both domestic and international based functions. Brad is a United States Navy veteran where he received his electronics training and certification.

Rex Delaney - Director of America Customer Support


Rex Delaney directs our field service & support operation for North and South America. Rex joined Rite Track in 2003 as Manager of Customer Service for the Southwest and Eastern Region. Since joining Rite Track, he has played key roles in critical partner projects initiatives and has served in various capacities including worldwide Intel account manager as well as regional capital and service sales roles. 

Prior to joining Rite Track, Rex served as the Southwest Area Manager for the SVG/ASML Track Division. In his 14 year career at SVG/ASML, he served in several of technical and management positions covering Thermal, Track, and Lithography products.  Rex graduated from the University of New Mexico with a degree in Electronics Technology and Colorado Technical University with a BS degree in Business.

Hideo Sasaki - Asian Business Development Director

  

Hideo Sasaki joined Rite Track in 2011 as the Asian Business Development Director. Based in Japan, he provides executive level direction to further develop Rite Track’s parts supply chain and manage relationships with Asian partners help shorten supplier development cycles. Hideo is also Rite Track’s liaison for Japanese companies looking for quality US & Europe representation.

Prior to joining Rite Track, Mr. Sasaki held various director-level positions in leading companies. His international business experience includes travel to some two dozen foreign countries and a seven-year temporary assignment to the USA. He received bachelor’s degree from Waseda University and master’s degree from International University of Japan.

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