Core Team

Our management team is diversified to bring the most productive and money saving benefits to your business. We owe our success to the hard work of our talented staff.


Andy Pattantyus, President

Andy Pattantyus, CPIM, is founder, owner and President of Strategic Modularity, Inc.  Andy is passionate about helping clients set goals, prepare plans and eliminate waste, thus allowing companies reach their greatest potential. After managing development projects as a Senior Engineering Manager at Eveready Battery Co. Inc. and as a Director at Quallion LLC., Andy felt the need to branch out. His 30 years of experience in designing/integrating modular production systems and flexible processes, developing new products, processes and machinery, taught him a wide base of knowledge while showing just how inefficient some companies are. A streamlined and efficient business perspective, with a strong mix of technical skills, allows Andy (and hence SMI) to improve a company’s health. Andy holds 6 patents, both a B.S. and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech as well as an MBA from Case Western Reserve University. Andy is CPIM Certified through APICS.


Adam Pattantyus, Program Manager

Adam is a seasoned manager and engineer, with proven project leadership skills and a demonstrated ability to lead new product introductions and mission critical projects. Adam has a breadth of experience in business process and systems analysis, including leading large-scale facility projects. In recent years, he has been engaged in long-term consulting projects with five start-up organizations involving strategy, program and project management. In addition to serving as a captain in the US Army, Adam holds a B.S. and M.S. in Industrial Engineering and an MBA.


Sue Peterson, Project Manager

With her seven years of chemical engineering experience in product and process development (with Energizer) and twenty years in science education, Sue brings a highly flexible skill base and technical knowledge to the SMI team. Trained in Mager’s Criterion-Referenced Instruction methodology, she assists customers in improving workflow through work process, quality control and training development. During a recent project, Sue worked with a customer’s content experts to develop training for engineers and scientists on how to evaluate and qualify new raw materials for use in production and in their main product. Andy and Adam consult with Sue on training development and presentations for our clients. Sue’s B.S. in Secondary Chemistry Education and M.S. in Chemical Engineering were both earned at the University of North Dakota. In 2003, she was awarded a patent for her anode degassing process work.  (US 6528210, “Anode Degassing Process”)