Hunt Valve Actuator Division is led by an innovative executive team motivated by designing the perfect electromechanical actuator solutions for your company’s needs.
Hunt Valve Actuator Division Executive Team
President and CEO
Since 2015, Sterner has been providing the leadership, lean-based operating and commercial toolkit needed to promote accelerated growth and margin expansion at Hunt Valve. His strong reputation for global business leadership, platform business start-ups, business unit turnarounds, product development and global vertical market expansion contributes to his success as a business strategist.
Prior to joining Hunt Valve, Sterner was the vice president and general manager of Power and Industry at Colfax Fluid Handling. He brings extensive financial and operational experience in leading private equity companies and blue-chip multinational corporations, including Danaher and Emerson.
Sterner earned his master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He is also a certified public accountant with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Indiana University Bloomington.
Vice President of Business Development
As Hunt Valve’s vice president of business development, Carrick is responsible for the expanded manufacturing of custom valves and components for military and industrial customers. His experience in mechanical engineering and cross-functional team leadership helps him identify business opportunities that are aligned with the company’s knowledge and expertise. In response to these opportunities, he coordinates with the Hunt Valve’s engineering, manufacturing and quality departments to provide an appropriate solution.
Prior to serving as the company’s vice president, Carrick worked his way through the ranks of the engineering and sales departments. His career at Hunt Valve spans over 20 years of working with custom valves and components.
Before joining Hunt Valve, Carrick worked as a design engineer for Westinghouse, providing fluid system and component design analysis services to the Navy.
Carrick holds a master’s degree in business administration from Malone College and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering technology from Point Park University.
Vice President and General Manager
Ferrer joined Hunt Valve in March 2017 and provides significant technical and business leadership to the Actuator Division. He has a strong reputation stemming from leadership training / programs in the corporate world and the military.
Prior to joining Hunt Valve, Ferrer was a senior program manager at General Electric where he managed multiple programs winning over $180M 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.
Ferrer earned his master’s degree in business administration from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business. He has a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy.
Chief Financial and Administrative Officer
Jessica Kline joined Hunt Valve in May 2016 as the controller. Upon the acquisition of the Actuator Division, she was promoted to the chief financial and administrative officer. In this role, she is responsible for the financial reporting, cash management, and human resources functions for both divisions of Hunt Valve Company.
Prior to joining Hunt Valve, Kline was the corporate accounting manager at Arconic (formerly RTI International Metals, Inc.). She managed the general ledger functions and monthly, quarterly and annual reporting requirements for the publicly traded company.
Kline earned her B.S. in accounting and her master’s degree in business administration (finance) from Youngstown State State University Williamson College of Business.