Robert Soto named as Chief Operating Officer

Huntsville, Ala, November 2023—Technical Micronics Control, Inc. (TMC), a premier provider of precision chemical cleaning and panel fabrication services, today named Robert Soto as Chief Operating Officer.

As COO, Soto will take primary responsibility for accelerating company-wide operational performance and the transformation of the company’s business model, in collaboration with TMC’s executive team.

“Robert is an exceptional leader and has demonstrated the ability to quickly assess the current operational status of the company, implement technology-driven solutions to provide enhanced services to our customers, and develop talented leaders, all while consistently delivering strong financial results,” commented Paul DeSmet, President and CEO. “As COO, Robert will work closely with me as well as other leaders to drive operational performance, accelerate the execution of our strategy, and help us gain efficiencies that lead to faster growth.”

Prior to TMC, Soto led the engineering team at Rocky Research and later Honeywell where he drove growth and developed power conversion, control, and distribution systems as well as energy storage systems for first-of-a-kind Directed Energy weapon systems for the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.

“TMC has the benefit of both incredible leadership talent and strong market positioning. As COO, I look forward to working with these leaders to unlock the next level of performance,” said Soto.

Soto completed his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering at Florida International University. Following his degree work, Robert became an entrepreneur participating in three technology startups between 1998 and 2009, after which he accepted a role at Rocky Research, an applied thermodynamics company in the defense sector. There he grew the electrical engineering and software team becoming a Director of Electrical Engineering in 2012, and Director of Engineering in 2020 when Honeywell acquired the company.

About TMC

Since 1965, TMC has served and supported government and commercial industries in need of precision chemical cleaning, testing services, and control panel requirements. TMC is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business and are experts in testing a variety of different materials to include stainless and carbon steel composites and other exotic alloys and materials. The company’s years of precision chemical cleaning and testing validates thousands of vessels, pipelines, valves, filters, pumps, and more! For additional information about TMC, please visit


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