Our Team

Experience in science and engineering

Our core team of scientists and engineers have an average of 20 years’ experience in a variety of disciples.  Each team member works within one of our three business areas but will frequently work along-side members in one or both of our other two business areas.  This service model has allowed us to save our clients significant time, cost, and troubleshooting efforts that come with using multiple vendors, who are often disconnected from the “big” picture.

When calling PSN, you will talk directly to your project manager and receive accurate feedback about your project and the phase it is in.

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Michael Alabran, President


Michael graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in Plastics Engineering Technology and went on to obtain his Master’s in Plastics Engineering from UMASS Lowell.  Mike joined founder, Dr. Paul Koch in 2006 to develop what PSN looks like today. He has been spearheading the strategic development and direction since those early years. Under his leadership, PSN has become a full-service engineering firm, providing services to thousands of companies from one-man shops to Fortune 500 companies.  Now owner and President, Mike is still significantly involved in high-level engineering projects, as well as leading the strategic direction of PSN.  He is currently working on finishing his thesis to complete his PhD.

Matthew Heidecker, PhD, Vice President


Matthew received a B.S. in Plastics Engineering Technology and a doctorate of Materials Science and Engineering, both from Penn State University.  He joined PSN in 2017, bringing years of experience in the oil and gas industry.  Matt is considered a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in several areas including: material characterization and development, chemical compatibility of polymers and elastomers, and ageing/life prediction of non-metallic materials. Matt is one of the principal engineers and serves as an expert witness for legal cases involving product failure. He also assists in the strategic planning and development of the programs run at PSN.

Tera Alabran, Director of Operations


Tera received a B.S. in Business Management and an MBA from Niagara University.  After a decade in the financial industry, she joined PSN in 2015 to manage the business operations of the growing firm.  Tera’s experience in economics, marketing, and strategic planning has helped to direct the organization.

Testing Laboratory Team Members: 

Dustin Clark, Test Lab Manager

Kevin Albertson, Senior Analytical Chemist  

Kevin Shaffer, Analytical Chemist  

Ashlyn Kelly, Analytical Chemist  

Yudesh Payagala, Analytical Chemist  

Engineering and Processing Team Members: 


Corey Linden, Director of Engineering  

Alex Scott, Processing Lab Manager and Research Associate  

Paul Koch, PhD, Principal Expert Witness

James Pike, PhD, PE, Principal Engineer  

Brian Young, Senior Engineer

Jason Bryant, PE, Senior Engineer  

Brian Lowery, Mechanical Engineer  

Jarrod D’Annibale, Mechanical Engineer

Dan Ament, Mechanical Engineer  

Carey Rozanski, Electrical Engineer

Timothy Camp, Toolmaker and Machinist

David Kucharski, Technician      


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