Meet Our Team

A family-owned and operated business for over seventy years, Thayer Scale’s executive team are experts in engineering and manufacturing of continuous weighing and feeding equipment. They are innovators and pioneers in the industry, providing leadership for the team of experts who work with customers to develop industry-leading technical solutions.

Frank Hyer | Thayer Scale

Frank Hyer

Chairman and CEO

Frank joined Thayer Scale in 1963 as manager of engineering and manufacturing, and was promoted to general manager of the company in 1965. In 1973, he acquired Thayer Scale from Cutler-Hammer and founded Hyer Industries. Frank has been an active innovator and pioneer in the continuous weighing field for more than fifty-five years (he published his mechanical engineering master’s thesis entitled “A Scientific Approach to Conveyor Weighing” in 1968). Frank holds math and engineering degrees from Ripon College and the University of Delaware, and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin.

Frank is a lifetime member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the International Society of Automation. He has served as past director of the Process Weighing Committee of ISA, and he helped to draft the committee’s input to the National Bureau of Standards Handbook 44. Frank is an active patentee and contributor of technical articles in the fields of weighing and material handling. He is married and enjoys golf, travel, and spending time with his three children and four grandchildren.

David Hyer | Thayer Scale

David Hyer

President and General Manager

David rejoined Thayer Scale in 2013 as vice president and general manager and was promoted to President in 2016; he is responsible for daily company operations. David was first employed by Thayer Scale in 1985 as a college student; at that time he wrote machine-level code for the company’s PI-164 instrument.

Previously, David was the division manager for Teradyne’s circuit-board test and inspection business. His professional experience includes senior management positions in sales and business development at Teradyne, as well as at two venture capital-backed startups. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University. He is married with three children, and enjoys tennis, golf, and spending time on his boat.

Steve Zaleski | Vice President of Engineering | Thayer Scale

Steve Zaleski

Vice President of Engineering

Steve joined Thayer Scale in 1977 as a draftsperson and has held a variety of supervisory and management roles in project engineering and operations. Steve is responsible for the company’s engineering and IT organization.

Prior to joining Thayer Scale, Steve held technical roles at General Dynamics and Foxboro Corp. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University.

Steve is married and has two children and three grandchildren. He enjoys bicycling, kayaking and spending time with his family on Cape Cod.