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Management Team

It takes many amazing people to create a successful organization like Engineered Software, Inc. and the management team at ESI is no exception. ESI's Management Team is dedicated to the development of top quality products, dependable business relationships and employee growth. They lead by personal example, encouraging excellence through honesty and reliability, creativity and employee empowerment.

Years of pioneering experience in leadership, engineering and software development have given the ESI Management Team a comprehensive vision as well as an end-to-end understanding of the strategic business needs of its customers. Like all ESI employees, ESI's leaders consider themselves an integral part of each customer's long-term success.

Ray HardeeRay Hardee
Chief Engineer

One of the principal founders of Engineered Software, Ray Hardee is also Co-Owner and Chief Engineer. Starting in 1982 Ray was chiefly responsible for engineering and sales for Engineered Software. Prior to establishing Engineered Software, Ray had over 13 years in the power generation industry. Ray graduated with Honors from the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. Upon graduation, Hardee became an officer in the U.S. Naval Nuclear Power program and qualified submarines.

After the Navy, Hardee worked for Ebasco Services, and was involved in the start-up and test group where he would perform the pre-operational tests for both nuclear and fossil power plants. Ray has contributed dozens of articles and papers to various magazines and standards publications and has given over a thousand presentations on fluid piping around the world.

Carolyn PoppCarolyn Popp
President & Chief Technical Officer

Principal, Co-Owner and Chief Technical Officer, Carolyn Popp has been with Engineered Software, Inc. since 1982. First holding the positions of Developer, Support, and maintaining financials of the company, Carolyn has been one of the driving forces in Engineered Software's success. Carolyn received her Bachelor’s in Mathematics from Saint Bonaventure University in Olean, NY. She received her minor in Physics, graduating cum laude, and was first in her department.

Carolyn's previous experience stems from her three years as a software developer for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. Before then she worked as a Software Engineer at Aerojet Nuclear and spent over two years as a Systems Engineer for IBM.

Christy Bermensolo

Christy Bermensolo came to Engineered Software in 2006 as an Application Engineer, bringing over nine years of previous engineering experience. Christy earned her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Mexico, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She received her EIT (Engineer in Training) certification in 1998 and began her nine years of employment with the Intel Corporation in DuPont, Washington.

Christy rose through the ranks to the position of Senior Mechanical Engineer while employed first in the Enterprise Server Group, then the Desktop Platforms Group and later in the User-Centered Platform Solutions Division with Intel Corp. During this time, Christy also earned a patent for the Connector for Printed Circuit Boards (#6,146,176), a mechanism used to assist the assembly of high force connectors. Christy later presented at the 2006 Spring Intel Developers Conference on the design & analysis of the thermal-mechanical solution for the Intel 945G Express Chipset. Rounding out her notable presentations is the "BTX Platforms," for the ASME Puget Sound Section.

Christy draws on her nine years of previous management and engineering experience with the Intel Corporation, and her leadership as a NCAA, Division I Swimming Team Captain, and PSIA Level 1 Ski Instructor. She has presented a variety of training courses for Engineered Software, Inc. as well as researched, designed and created the PIPE-FLO Verification and Validation study to support certifications within the nuclear industry.

Steven Stoyles
VP of Technology

Steven Stoyles has over 30 years of experience in business technology development and management. Steve holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. Steve received his Washington State CPA license in 1983. Stoyles previously worked for the Weyerhaeuser Company for over 17 years, working in multiple analyst and consulting positions and finishing with the company as a Development Manager.

Steve draws on his strong mix of business and information technology skills working with Tuttle & Co. in Gig Harbor, WA, the Washington Mutual Capital Corporation in Seattle, WA both in the position of Product Manager. Most recently, Steve returned to the Weyerhaeuser Corporation on contract as a Business Analyst for the Federal Way, WA corporate headquarters.