Exceeding growth expectations in the southern region, Patti Engineering hired Wayne Hachenberg to lead the Texas Branch business development initiatives. Wayne has vast experience in the automation industry, including 30 years of experience in technical sales, marketing, and customer support and service in various vertical markets, including: oil and gas, water-wastewater, mining and metals, food and beverage, and discrete manufacturing.
"Wayne is a dynamic sales and business development professional who is passionate about technology and helping customers achieve their automation goals. With his diverse experience in control system integration, Wayne has quickly shown an outstanding record of satisfying clients and receiving repeat business," says Sam Hoff, president of Patti Engineering. "We're very pleased to have him leading our business development in the southern region."
Prior to joining Patti Engineering, Hachenberg's past experience included positions held at various automation companies including Graybar Electric, Phoenix Contact, ALCOA, and Allen-Bradley. Hachenberg is an Air Force veteran, and served during the Vietnam War Era. After serving our country, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering at the University of Arkansas, and has served as President of both ISA and IEEE Sections. He has lectured multiple times at the American Gas Association (AGA) meetings sponsored by Oklahoma State University and has presented at the International Society of Automation - Technology Showcase.
Given Wayne's background, we knew Patti Engineering would benefit from his vast professional experience; however, soon after his hire, we could tell there is much more Wayne would be adding to our team! Wild Hog Wayne
, as he is known, brings passion, energy, enthusiasm, and FUN to all areas of his life; suiting the Patti Engineering company culture perfectly! Whether it is working, golfing, scuba diving, singing karaoke, or cheering on his favorite football team, Wayne is 'all-in.'
A staunch University of Arkansas Razorback fan, Wayne's craze for cheering on his beloved HOGS earned him his nick name. Fellow fans from the Alumni Chapter in Austin, which he founded, fondly started calling him "WILD HOG" Wayne. He is known throughout central Texas via his "call-ins" to the local Sports Talk Show - AM 1300 "The Zone" for the past two decades, as Wild HOG Wayne!
Born in Stephensville, Newfoundland near where his dad was stationed in the Air Force, Wayne's family moved a couple of times before landing in Austin, Texas when he started the 5th grade. Wayne married his high school sweetheart, Lynn; they will be celebrating their 42nd wedding anniversary soon. The length of their marriage is extraordinary, given the fact that Lynn is, and always will be, a TEXAS LONGHORN fan! Texans take their football very seriously and the HOGS and LONGHORNS are huge rivals!!!