Erie Technical Systems

Erie Technical Systems

4690 Iroquois Ave., Erie, PA 16511

AboutErie Technical Systems

Like many great companies, Erie Technical Systems Inc. began in a small garage by a young, ambitious engineer and entrepreneur who was ready to chart his own path. Rick Sienerth, founder and CEO came from a job as a product manager at a major dry solids handling company where he obtained multiple patents for FIBC filling machines and processes. Seeing an opportunity to provide companies with solutions, he began to develop bulk filling equipment with his then start-up company in 2001. Rick aimed to create jobs in his hometown of Erie, PA while developing new and innovative equipment. 

In 2005 Rick partnered with Tim Porco, a chemical engineer from Case Western Reserve who was employed at one of the largest companies in the world. Tim’s process knowledge was instrumental in expanding the company’s product lines. His expertise in automation and controls has allowed Erie Technical Systems to become a world leader in materials handling equipment and systems. 

Erie Technical Systems has grown steadily over the past 18 years from a small consulting and representative organization to the current state of developing machines for some of the biggest chemical, food, mining, raw materials, and plastics manufacturers in the world. The company has stood the test of time through recessions and economic ups and downs. During times where many companies struggled, Erie Technical Systems thrived, outgrowing its manufacturing space three times and currently operating in 50,000 square feet of space. 

Experience. With over 100 years of combined experience, working with some of the largest and smallest companies in the world, Erie Technical Systems has provided solutions that work.   

Innovation. The world of dry solids handling is constantly evolving and Erie Technical Systems is evolving with it. Their engineers are always designing and creating new, innovative technology.

Solutions. Erie Technical Systems focuses on solving material handling problems simply and effectively with the customers’ needs in mind.