Hunt Valve Actuator Division is led by an innovative executive team motivated by designing the perfect electromechanical actuator solutions for your company’s needs.

Charles Ferrer

President & CEO

Charles joined Hunt Valve in March 2017 as the Vice President and General Manager of the Actuator Division. He was promoted to President of Hunt Valve in November 2017 with full P&L responsibility for both the Valve and Actuator Divisions.

Prior to joining Hunt Valve, Charles was a senior program manager at General Electric where he managed multiple programs winning over $100M in contracts. Before entering the corporate world, he was a U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 fighter pilot. He deployed worldwide including flying over 350 combat flight hours during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Charles has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and an MBA from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business.

Michael Johnston

Vice President Operations and Supply Chain

Michael joined Hunt Valve in March 2017 as the Director of Supply Chain and was promoted to Vice President, Operations and Supply Chain. In this role, he is responsible for efficient production operations at both Hunt Valve locations. He and his team identify business improvement opportunities through implementation of LEAN manufacturing principles, improving the total supply chain, and optimizing the use of Hunt Valve’s core manufacturing competencies.

Prior to joining the Hunt Valve Team, Michael worked in supply chain functions supporting operations in the metals manufacturing and oil & gas industries.

Michael has a Bachelors in Business Administration from Duquesne University and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.

Andrew Pfister

Vice President of Engineering and Business Development

Andrew joined Hunt Valve in October 2020 as the Vice President of Engineering and Business Development. In this role, he is responsible for engineering, product development, customer interface, and sales.

Prior to working at Hunt Valve, Andrew worked for 16 years at Westinghouse Electric Company. He served in a variety of roles within their New Nuclear Power Plant Business’ engineering, project delivery, project development, and product development organizations. Prior to leaving Westinghouse, Andrew was the Director of New Plant Product Management.

Andrew earned his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.