"After 35 years in the material handling industry, I know that our reputation is our currency. ETi delivers on all of our commitments to protect that reputation. Without it we are just another vendor and not the partner we desire to be."

- Etienne Puckett
President

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Right Partner. Every time.

The ETi team brings executive-level expertise and applied knowledge in all project environments. We have deep experience working with national and international manufacturing, distribution, and consulting firms.

Our strength in project execution while minimizing corporate bureaucracy allows us to remain unequaled in the industry for responsiveness, flexibility, and customer commitment.

Testimonials

“The ETi team has gone the extra mile and has done whatever it takes to be on time and on budget, from design through implementation, on projects large and small. I’ll continue to call on the ETi organization to participate on future projects.”

 

Commonwealth

“ETi’s attention to detail and follow up continue to be first class. They have a customer-first mentality and personable approach before, during, and after installation."

 

Klint Graff
US Logistics

“ETi’s experience in conveyor and racking has allowed OA Logistics to put together strong solutions to meet our existing and future needs. We can rely on ETi to partner with us in solution designs and to manage every detail of the project implementations."

 

Rodney Dickey
A&A Heritage

"ETi is truly a great group to work with; they met and exceeded my expectations for remaining on schedule. They asked the right questions in the early stages so we didn’t have any ‘on-the-fly’ changes. Communication throughout the entire install was fantastic."

 

Michael Fredrick
BlueStar

ETi Leadership Team

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Etienne Puckett
President



Etienne Puckett is the founder and President of ETi. He is an engineering and management professional with over 30 years of experience in material handling automation design, sales, operations, and management. Etienne has a unique blend of experience including:

  • Corporate Engineering
  • Systems Project Management
  • Supply Chain Development
  • Regional Operations & Sales Management
  • Talent Recruitment & Development
  • Start-up Organization
  • P & L Control

In 2010, Etienne founded ETi in order to become a full integrator of automation and storage systems. The strong and steady growth of ETi has been primarily through reputation, personalized relationships, and a loyal customer base. Repeat customers are at the core of ETi. Building a business based on these principles requires a talent for hiring team members with a combination of the right skills and personalities that fit the ETi culture.


Etienne has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and prior to forming ETi, held senior positions at Intelligrated, Vanderlande Industries, Alvey, and Buschman Company.

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Jimmy Payne
Vice President Operations



Jimmy Payne is Vice President of Operations at ETi. He is a project management and sales professional with over 30 years of experience in the material handling, custom equipment design, mechanical engineering, and manufacturing industries. He started assembling material handling equipment early in his career and quickly worked up through the ranks into engineering, project management, and sales.


Jimmy joined ETi in 2013, starting as a Project Manager. He was promoted to VP of Operations in 2022. Before ETi, Jimmy worked as Project Manager and Sales Coordinator for Sifco Systems, inside sales with JWJ & Associates, and as a Project Engineer for Conveying Solutions. His experience and depth of knowledge in this industry make him an integral part of the management team and client projects.

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Mike Jevince
Vice President Sales



Mike Jevince is a customer-centric supply chain logistics professional and operations strategist with over 30 years of experience in material handling automation. He started his career in project management and worked his way into sales and marketing leadership roles. While in these positions, Mike gained in-depth knowledge of system design and integration. His extensive experience working with manufacturers and distribution companies make him invaluable to the ETi management team and to clients.


Mike has long-standing relationships in the material handling industry. He has demonstrated success in integrating complex MHE solutions with large companies such as Amazon.com and The Coca-Cola Company, as well as success with a wide range of start-ups and smaller companies. Mike graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree.

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Meghan Joyce
Marketing Manager



Meghan manages all ETi brand and marketing materials, the CRM system, and the ETi website, as well as develops marketing campaigns and sales strategies to support the executive and sales teams.


Prior to ETi, Meghan served as the Communications and Events Associate for the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA) where she built and maintained company websites, updated social media platforms, planned events, and developed communications graphics. She also taught art classes at Color Wheel, an after school art program, and created promotional material for Arch Auto Parts, CrossFit East Decatur, and Agnes Scott College's Summit Advising as a freelance graphic designer.


She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a minor in Studio Art from Agnes Scott College, and earned an event planning certification at Emory University. She graduated from General Assembly's User Experience bootcamp in 2020.

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Michael Nichols
Client Care Manager



Michael Nichols serves as ETi’s Client Care Manager. He has over 35 years of experience in the material handling industry in automation controls design, engineering, operations, and management.


Michael started working as a Design Engineer with Control Systems Integration Co., PC Design, Inc. in the mid-1980’s where he worked on projects for Ford, GM, Toyota, and Chrysler Motor Companies. Prior to joining ETi in 2014, he worked at Rapistan Dematic, SeayCo Integrators, L3 Communications, and Electrol Systems. As Engineering Supervisor at L3 Communications, he managed engineering personnel and installation technicians, and oversaw the deployment of L3’s Baggage Explosive Detection Systems in major US Airports for the TSA and Department of Homeland Security.


Michael’s blend of experience working as a Design Engineer, Controls Engineer, Programmer, Project Manager, and Engineering Manager makes him the perfect manager of ETi’s Client Care Department.

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Kristi Seagraves
Office Manager



Kristi Seagraves has served as Office Manager at ETi since 2015. She oversees the all the administrative functions in the office as well as client billing, payables, and receivables. Kristi supports the sales team with proposal preparation and order placement. She is the “go to” person for the entire ETi team and is known to wear many proverbial hats in the office. Kristi is also the friendly voice you hear when you call the ETi office.


Prior to joining ETi, Kristi spent a number of years in accounting and administrative positions. Her professionalism and experience make her invaluable to the internal team and to ETi clients.

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Will Smith
Engineering Manager



Will bridges the gap between ETi Sales and Operations. He leads the engineering team in the development of creative material handling solutions, providing clients with responsive proposals and detailed system layouts. Will joined ETi in 2018, starting as a design engineer, and was promoted to Engineering Manager in 2021. Prior to joining ETi, he held sales and engineering positions at Bastian Solutions.


With over a decade of experience in automation design and sales, Will offers internal strategic direction. His warm interpersonal skills allow him to effectively communicate technical solutions in customer-facing presentations.


Will has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Technology from Southern Polytechnic State University. He also holds certifications as a UAV Pilot, Rescue Diver, and Permaculture Designer.

ETi Initiatives

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Sustainability

ETi is working to adopt more sustainable solutions in order to be a better partner for our clients and our community. Our flexible work environment, company decisions, and culture help us emphasize reducing our carbon footprint.

We are committed to environmental stability and delicious flavor. Our Straight Shooter coffee is fair trade and fresh. The packaging is made from recycled materials and FSC-certified paper. ETi is also proud supporter of The Captain Planet Foundation. This foundation empowers youth to be problem solvers for the planet.

Community Outreach

ETi is dedicated to supporting our community. Our community outreach focuses on supporting children and their families. Each year we donate gifts to to families in need through Families First. We are also proud supporters of The Captain Planet Foundation and the Foster Care Support Foundation of Georgia.

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