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Jack Murray
President Jack Murray, is the President and majority owner of New Jersey based, Artisan Controls Corp. A lifelong resident of New Jersey, he earned his Bachelor of Science at Saint Peters College, Jersey City, NJ in 1975, and his Doctris Juris at Seton Hall Law School, Newark, NJ in 1978. Jack is a licensed attorney and a member of the New Jersey State Bar (1979), the US Federal District Court Bar (1980) and the International Trade Bar (1981). He is an active partner in the Law firm of Murray & Murray, specializing in corporate and matrimonial litigation. Formerly serving as corporate counsel to Artisan's Board of Directors, in 1998, he was hired as CEO by Artisan's founder, Joe Pieczynski. By 2002, he had purchased an 80% interest in Artisan. Jack’s past business experiences include:

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Larry Affelt
Vice President of Engineering Larry has over 30 years of experience in electronic design, software and firmware development, and instrumentation and control systems development. His experience in development and manufacturing runs the gamut from industrial solid-state timers to computerized scientific test equipment and FDA-compliant environmental monitoring systems.

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Jack Cooper
Plant Manager Plant Manager, starting with the company in 2003, Jack brought 27 years of experience to Artisan Controls. A degree in Business has led him to management positions in electronic power supply and computer manufacturers as well as General Manager of a machine / sheet metal facility and owner / President of a precision sheet metal company.

Denise Maas
Accounting Manager Denise’s accounting career began as a Reconcile Clerk for the New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles followed by various accounting positions within a publishing and direct mail marketing company. Denise joined Artisan Controls Corporation in 1987 as an Accounting Clerk. In 1998, she became its Controller overseeing the Accounting and Human Resource Department.

Mary Ann Peterson
Sales Manager Dedicated & committed, I started my career in 2006 at Artisan Controls Corp as Field Assistant and through sheer hard work rose to the rank of Sales Manager. Responsible for all customer interactions both direct and indirect.

Angie Donnelly
Purchasing Manager Angie Donnelly, a 12 year dedicated member of the Artisan Controls Team, serves as Artisan’s Purchasing Manager. She started out of school as an Administrative Assistant, advancing to a Planner/Buyer position for a major office supply manufacturer before joining Artisan Controls. She is responsible for the purchasing of all production materials, operating, and facility supplies. Angie has over 15 years of experience in the Procurement Field.