Todd Kramer

CEO & Director of Quality

(484) 220-0550

For more than two decades focused on logistics and supply chain Todd provides the visionary insight that keeps the company on track. In addition to managing the company’s strategic relationships, Todd is an expert in quality management and counterfeit risk mitigation and avoidance. Todd is recognized as one of the foremost authorities on the issue of counterfeit parts and the risks they create. He has personally engaged the counterfeit epidemic as a participant of industry groups such as SAE G-19C & IECQ Working Group 06 Committee focused on eradicating the counterfeit epidemic. These groups help to guide the process for certification to standards such as the SAE AS5553 & AS6081 for counterfeit avoidance, detection, mitigation, and disposition of electronic components.

As the former Chairman of the United States National Committee (USNC), International Electro-technical Commission Quality System (IECQ), Todd served as the voice for distributors and brokers at the national and international level. A graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a degree in Communications, Todd has become one of the industry's most recognized spokesman addressing this critical issue of Counterfeit Mitigation.

When Covid-19 began to grip the world, Todd worked with his trusted and well-developed international relationships to grow yet another trusted supply chain, mitigating risks associated with inferior products, counterfeits and fraud. Secure Components is proud to support the front-line workers in the fight against Covid-19.

Needless to say, Todd heads up a robust Quality Assurance Program with passion and knowledge quickly reassuring the company’s commitment to excellence and performance. While touring the nation speaking on quality and counterfeit issues, Todd still finds the time to oversee the company's day-to-day operations and works closely with all departments within the company. Growing up as a New York sports fan, lots of time is spent steering his two sons in the direction of being strong individuals. One must possess strong character to root for the N.Y. Mets, Giants, Knicks, and Rangers and live in Philadelphia.

Stephan Halper

COO & Director of Business Development

(484) 881-3125

Stephan was born in the United States but has close family ties in Germany. He speaks both English and German and has dual citizenship in both countries. A graduate of Penn State University, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Mineral Economics. Stephan is extremely knowledgeable in quality engineering and process management. He was instrumental in the development of all the internal process documentation required for Secure Components quality certifications.

In his role as COO, Stephan oversees all aspects of the day-to-day operations of Secure Components. Stephan developed Secures' Component Engineering Program, which incorporates a proactive solution for both government agencies, and DoD contractors. As a former agent for the National Football League, Stephan is an expert negotiator and team builder. A native of Philadelphia, he is an avid sports fan and plays on several local ice hockey leagues. He resides outside Philadelphia, with his wife, three children.

Carol Banes

Office Manager

(484) 556-2125

Carol Banes is an essential contributor and perhaps the most diverse team member in our organization. She performs dual roles as both Administrator and Expediter. Born in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, Carol brings extensive administrator experience to the team. A fierce multitasker, she proficiently accomplishes many jobs that are essential to our success. Earning a degree in Hotel Management from Montgomery County Community College, Carol utilizes her people skills and years of experience as an Administrator/Office Manger to perform her role. Responsible for invoicing, paying bills, reconciling accounts in QuickBooks, wire transfers, escrows, and negotiating customer payment terms, she is heavily involved in many aspects of the company. On the expediting front, Carol is the liaison between the Procurement Management Team, Quality Control, and our suppliers. By interfacing with our suppliers, she ensures prompt delivery and facilitates freight deliveries and pickups. Additionally, she is responsible for uploading ERAI and GIDEP Counterfeit Awareness Notices to our internal system. At home, Carol enjoys reading, gardening, and watching old movies and spending time with her family.

Andy Cho

Supply Chain Manager

(610) 723-1785

As a senior buyer, Andy is relied on heavily to procure some of our most challenging requirements. After years of networking in the procurement world, the relationships he has cultivated have opened significant opportunities for our company.

Born in Seoul, Korea, Andy is bilingual and can speak Korean and English. This is a powerful asset as we broaden our international business relationships. Additionally, his keen understanding of market values for obsolete components is an irreplaceable asset to our purchasing team. An alumnus of Penn State, Andy currently lives in Conshohocken, PA. He is an accomplished guitar player and an avid art enthusiast. He can often be found competing in both ice and roller hockey throughout Philadelphia.

Jesse Starcher

Purchasing Manager

(484) 212-0831

Jesse serves dual roles at the company. His primary role is Buyer for the Purchasing team and editor for company documents and marketing material.

Referred to on our team as “Deacon,” his strong background in Project Management, Editing, and Microsoft Office skills serve our team well. Jesse is one of those folks that can be relied on to proficiently complete any task that is needed. His positive attitude brings fun and inspiration to our team. Born in Cincinnati, Jesse attended York College of Pennsylvania, earning a BA in History. He has extensive literary skills and is considered Secure’s “go-to guy” for editing all important correspondence and press releases for the company. Enjoying camping, Frisbee golf, and photography, Jesse resides in York, PA with his dog Bosco.

Michael Palladino

Client Relations Manager

(408) 200-8073

As our Client Relations Manager, Mike is our main point of contact with the outside world. After spending over 25 years in the restaurant industry, Mike made the transition to our team and has never been happier. His gift of gab and outgoing personality perfectly mesh with our company's high standards of communication and transparency.

His role within Secure Components puts him in the position of liaison between our clients and our various company departments.

Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, Mike is a huge hometown sports fan, bleeding green for his Eagles as well as cheering on the 76ers, Flyers and Phillies.

A happily married father of seven children, Mike spends his free time....ok, Mike has no free time. But if Mike did have free time, he would spend it playing Texas Hold'em and Fantasy Football. Mike holds a Bachelor of the Arts in English Language and Literature.

Anthony Thomas

Client Relations Manager

(484) 383-4891

Mike has cultivated a mutually beneficial relationship with employees within the Defense Logistics Agency. In working with logistics people located right at the Air Logistics Centers, Mike gets a lot of satisfaction knowing he is helping to support the Warfighter. Over his tenure with Secure Components, Mike has branched out into other areas to identify new customers and find additional opportunities for the company. When given a task, Mike will put all his energy into completing it meticulously.

Mike is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo and holds a BA degree in Economics. He is a huge Buffalo Bills fan and frequently visits family in that area. Mike resides outside of Philadelphia with his wife a two little girls. Besides spending time with his family, Mike enjoys playing golf, doing yard work, and hanging out with his neighbors.