5kV Wood Grinder MRWMD (in CA)
5kV Wood Grinder


Hertlein Industries began with a vision to bring ideas to life. Tom Hertlein, CEO, built his first automation control system at 12 yrs old under the guidance of his father. After his service in the US Air Force Hertlein worked with his dad for 10 years. Hertlein has traveled the globe from Saudi Arabia to Venezuela and all points in between. In his early career he worked for companies like ARCO, Bechtel, ARAMCO, and many more.

Hertlein Industries provides customers with a full spectrum approach from power infrastructure design (any voltage) to the most sophisticated control technology available.

Tom Hertlein developed solutions where there was a need. It was these total solutions that allowed our company to grow and participate in some of the world’s largest projects from: Alaskan Pipeline Project to South American hydroelectric projects to Middle East oil fields, and finally to amazing projects in recycling waste on the American West Coast.

CWS Wood Grinder (in CA)
CWS Wood Grinder (in CA)

Meet the Team

Tom Hertlein- CEO

“When you love your work, you never work a day in your life”

Tom Hertlein is a father, husband, trusted colleague, and most known electrical engineer on the West Coast.

Azzi Shirazi- VP of Operations and Finance

“Just because something doesn’t do as you planned, it doesn’t mean it’s useless”

Azzi has a background in business and accounting. She handles all matters from marketing to customer service. Her top priority is customer satisfaction.