Our Team

Dave Jones – Chief Executive Officer

With experience spanning more than 35 years, Dave was brought on board to lead Starrco in 2017 focusing on advanced planning, strategy, innovation, culture, employee engagement and process improvement. He has worked within a diverse range of markets including industrial, electronics, aerospace and automotive for both publicly traded and privately held businesses. Dave has both a BS and MBA in business with a focus in organizational management. Born in Virginia and growing up in Ohio, he has lived in the Saint Louis area since graduating high school – he is a Saint Louis sports fan, motorcyclist, avid musician and collector of vintage guitars.


Jeff Diersen – VP of Sales & Marketing

Jeff arrived Starrco in July of 2019, and alongside his team, leads Starrco’s sales and marketing efforts.  He was born and raised in St. Louis, MO, and graduated from Northeast Missouri State University majoring in Business – with minors in Marketing, Management, and Data Processing.  Jeff brings to Starrco varied working experiences, holding positions within a non-profit healthcare organization, a global packaging goods beer company, and small privately owned businesses.  Away from the office he is an avid hockey and soccer fan, enjoys biking, grilling/smoking, and creating (enjoyable) memories with his family and friends.

Jason DiCarlo – Director of Operations

Jason grew up about 80 miles southwest of Saint Louis in Saint James, Missouri. He has an AS degree in Architectural Drafting, BS in Drafting Technology and MS in Industrial Engineering/Management from the University of Central Missouri. He landed at Starrco in May of 2020, bringing with him over 20 years of experience in manufacturing operations. In his free time he enjoys deer hunting, riding ATVs, spending time with his family, & tinkering with his vintage 2 cylinder tractor.

Kevin Hennessy – VP of Product Development

Kevin was born & raised in Saint Louis where he attended Meramec Community College & Washington University. He joined the Starrco team in 2009, bringing with him an expertise in the cleanroom industry developed over decades working with air filtration systems. When he is not advancing the Starrco cleanroom division, he enjoys golf, fishing, and spending time with his wife Kelly and their three sons.


Nicole Gabel – Director of Finance & Administration

Nicole grew up in Waterloo, Illinois. She has a degree in forensic accounting from Kaplan University and a strong track record of over 25 years in the financial and HR fields. She enjoys crafts like making signs or shirts for friends and family. In the summer Nicole likes to go on camping trips or spend as much time as possible at the beach.


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