Our team is made up of an elite group with more than 40 years of experience in product commercialization and manufacturing. We are passionate about impacting the lives of people while building partnerships – and great products – along the way.

Our team is made up of an elite group with more than 40-years-experience in product commercialization and manufacturing. We are passionate about impacting the lives of people while building partnerships – and great products – along the way.

Christopher Wallbank, Chairman

Chris Wallbank has been President and Chief Executive Officer of P.J. Wallbank Springs Inc. since 2014. Chris earned his MBA in Strategy and Innovation from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and his BA in Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University School of Business. A visionary leader constantly challenging the status quo, Chris aspires to impact the world through people, and believes anything can be accomplished with the right team and the right mentality.

Chris began his career on the company’s manufacturing floor and eventually assumed responsibility for the organization’s sales. Under his leadership, the team tripled the annual sales and size of the organization. With this success, the company has been presented with the prestigious Inc. 5000 Award (recognizing P.J. Wallbank Springs as one of America’s Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies) for 3 consecutive years.

In 2019, in support of regional education, Chris created an exclusive partnership with all area high schools to create brand new Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) labs that follow the nationally renowned Project Lead the Way curriculum. In addition, Chris provided a practice facility to 13+ FIRST robotics teams (a global robotics community preparing young people for the future), where students and mentors are able to design, build, and grow their knowledge of science and technology.

Kyle Jastren, Chief Executive Officer

While attending college, Kyle moved into a design release engineer role working with OEM and Tier 1 manufacturers to develop creative packaging solutions with injection molded, cast urethane and thermoformed solutions. This later led to an opportunity to travel the world for a global company – crawling through the confined spaces of regenerative thermal oxidizers, launching a global ERP solution and, finally, managing installations, repairs and commissioning of these products.

After deciding to put his career on pause and serve his country in the United States Marine Corps, Kyle returned to a career in project management while pursuing his MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. Steady career progression led him to an executive role overseeing five facilities with complex assembly, CNC machining and fabrication capabilities. Kyle’s experience here ranged from entertainment ride systems for theme parks to defense products for the United States Military, moving on to producing autonomous vehicles for a wide range of clients.

In 2020, Kyle joined P.J. Wallbank Springs as Chief Strategy Officer and partnered with Chris Wallbank to identify opportunities that could impact the world. It was with this in mind that Edison Manufacturing and Engineering was created, and this combined expertise has since flourished, and expanded, to effectively serve customer needs.

Chris began his career on the company’s manufacturing floor and eventually assumed responsibility for the organization’s sales. Under his leadership, the team tripled the annual sales and size of the organization. With this success, the company has been presented with the prestigious Inc. 5000 Award (recognizing P.J. Wallbank Springs as one of America’s Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies) for 3 consecutive years.

In 2019, in support of regional education, Chris created an exclusive partnership with all area high schools to create brand new Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) labs that follow the nationally renowned Project Lead the Way curriculum. In addition, Chris provided a practice facility to 13+ FIRST robotics teams (a global robotics community preparing young people for the future), where students and mentors are able to design, build, and grow their knowledge of science and technology.

David Syrocki, Director of Sales

David Syrocki joined Edison Manufacturing and Engineering as Senior Manager, Sales and Operations in late 2020. During this time, David focused on assisting with building the foundation which Edison would be built upon. As the team has expanded, David has since taken on the role of Director of Sales, focusing on building long-term, sustainable relationships with current and future clients.

Spending most of his career in client facing roles, David brings a unique perspective to relationship building and organizational growth. With 10+ years of management experience spanning multiple industries, David specializes in sales, operations, and program management. During this time, he’s championed a variety of programs from prototype builds through volume production for clients ranging from EV startups to OEMs, from defense products to racing components. With these skills and experiences, David aims to drive organizational change for the better through his unwavering focus on his team and his customers.

David has spent much of his career seeking education and experiences to become a better teammate and leader. He has successfully completed multiple industry certifications and is a current Executive MBA student at the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. David enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, Kaitlyn, and you can often find them working out or cooking together where they reside in Novi, Michigan.

Frank Webb, Director of Engineering

Frank began his career in automotive manufacturing while finishing his degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University. Throughout his career he’s been engaged on factory floors, setting up build operations and supporting production programs. As his career progressed, Frank moved into Program Management, where he led initiatives of increasing scope and complexity before moving on to lead a team responsible for an automotive aftermarket product portfolio charged with developing and launching dozens of new products and vehicles annually. During this time, Frank began to recognize that efficient processes and appropriate talent were often not sufficient for a team to perform well – that they also needed the right circumstances. A healthy culture was the most critical factor driving the success of Frank’s teams and, when that was lacking, no amount of effort could make up the difference.

After successfully relaunching a portfolio management and product development framework, Frank moved on to leading the financial and cultural turnaround of a machine shop operation spanning two facilities and over 100 employees. This role involved a ground-up development of a marketing and targeting plan to achieve differentiation in a highly competitive and crowded marketplace, which involved serving customers from low Earth orbit to the bottom of the ocean. It was during this time that Frank pursued and achieved his MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

In 2021, Frank joined Edison as Director of Engineering with an eye toward implementing cutting edge manufacturing techniques in a dynamic production environment – all while fostering a culture designed to inspire optimal team performance.

 

Christopher Wallbank, Chairman

Chris Wallbank has been President and Chief Executive Officer of P.J. Wallbank Springs Inc. since 2014. Chris earned his MBA in Strategy and Innovation from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and his BA in Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University School of Business. A visionary leader constantly challenging the status quo, Chris aspires to impact the world through people, and believes anything can be accomplished with the right team and the right mentality.

Chris began his career on the company’s manufacturing floor and eventually assumed responsibility for the organization’s sales. Under his leadership, the team tripled the annual sales and size of the organization. With this success, the company has been presented with the prestigious Inc. 5000 Award (recognizing P.J. Wallbank Springs as one of America’s Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies) for 3 consecutive years.

In 2019, in support of regional education, Chris created an exclusive partnership with all area high schools to create brand new Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) labs that follow the nationally renowned Project Lead the Way curriculum. In addition, Chris provided a practice facility to 13+ FIRST robotics teams (a global robotics community preparing young people for the future), where students and mentors are able to design, build, and grow their knowledge of science and technology.

Kyle Jastren, Chief Executive Officer

While attending college, Kyle moved into a design release engineer role working with OEM and Tier 1 manufacturers to develop creative packaging solutions with injection molded, cast urethane and thermoformed solutions. This later led to an opportunity to travel the world for a global company – crawling through the confined spaces of regenerative thermal oxidizers, launching a global ERP solution and, finally, managing installations, repairs and commissioning of these products.

After deciding to put his career on pause and serve his country in the United States Marine Corps, Kyle returned to a career in project management while pursuing his MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. Steady career progression led him to an executive role overseeing five facilities with complex assembly, CNC machining and fabrication capabilities. Kyle’s experience here ranged from entertainment ride systems for theme parks to defense products for the United States Military, moving on to producing autonomous vehicles for a wide range of clients.

In 2020, Kyle joined P.J. Wallbank Springs as Chief Strategy Officer and partnered with Chris Wallbank to identify opportunities that could impact the world. It was with this in mind that Edison Manufacturing and Engineering was created, and this combined expertise has since flourished, and expanded, to effectively serve customer needs.

David Syrocki, Director of Sales

David Syrocki joined Edison Manufacturing and Engineering as Senior Manager, Sales and Operations in late 2020. During this time, David focused on assisting with building the foundation which Edison would be built upon. As the team has expanded, David has since taken on the role of Director of Sales, focusing on building long-term, sustainable relationships with current and future clients.

Spending most of his career in client facing roles, David brings a unique perspective to relationship building and organizational growth. With 10+ years of management experience spanning multiple industries, David specializes in sales, operations, and program management. During this time, he’s championed a variety of programs from prototype builds through volume production for clients ranging from EV startups to OEMs, from defense products to racing components. With these skills and experiences, David aims to drive organizational change for the better through his unwavering focus on his team and his customers.

David has spent much of his career seeking education and experiences to become a better teammate and leader. He has successfully completed multiple industry certifications and is a current Executive MBA student at the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. David enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, Kaitlyn, and you can often find them working out or cooking together where they reside in Novi, Michigan.

Frank Webb, Director of Engineering

Frank began his career in automotive manufacturing while finishing his degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University. Throughout his career he’s been engaged on factory floors, setting up build operations and supporting production programs. As his career progressed, Frank moved into Program Management, where he led initiatives of increasing scope and complexity before moving on to lead a team responsible for an automotive aftermarket product portfolio charged with developing and launching dozens of new products and vehicles annually. During this time, Frank began to recognize that efficient processes and appropriate talent were often not sufficient for a team to perform well – that they also needed the right circumstances. A healthy culture was the most critical factor driving the success of Frank’s teams and, when that was lacking, no amount of effort could make up the difference.

After successfully relaunching a portfolio management and product development framework, Frank moved on to leading the financial and cultural turnaround of a machine shop operation spanning two facilities and over 100 employees. This role involved a ground-up development of a marketing and targeting plan to achieve differentiation in a highly competitive and crowded marketplace, which involved serving customers from low Earth orbit to the bottom of the ocean. It was during this time that Frank pursued and achieved his MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

In 2021, Frank joined Edison as Director of Engineering with an eye toward implementing cutting edge manufacturing techniques in a dynamic production environment – all while fostering a culture designed to inspire optimal team performance.