Meet the COAST team who believe in providing reliable, cost-effective techniques that work tirelessly for you and your business for the long-term, so that you can focus on increasing your bottom line.

John Headrick, Managing Partner

John is Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Coast Systems with an emphasis on Engineering & Technical Services. John has 25 years within the plastics industry sector in many fields specializing in Systems Control Engineering: LEAN, TPM, OEE, 5S, CMMS Deployment, SPC Methodologies, Processing and Operations. John holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and has also completed many additional University courses and advanced education certificates focused upon manufacturing engineering and plastics technologies. John also serves on the Society of Plastics Engineers Board of Directors and is a member of the Executive Committee.

Paul Hatcher, Managing Partner

As Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Paul is jointly responsible for running a company that designs, develops, and supports a world class Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) software package used by thousands of people and dozens of companies in more than 20 countries around the world. As the lead software engineer, Hatcher is uniquely responsible for transforming cutting edge ideas and designs into an actual usable product. Throughout this process Hatcher make decisions on how best to scale our technology, produce the best performance from our resources, and provide the best product and service as competently as possible.

Jerry Sherman, Managing Partner

As Managing Partner and General Manager, Jerry oversees the daily management of COAST Systems delivery and support, with additional responsibility for business development, accounting, finance, and overall operations.  He also plays an integral role in the development of the company’s strategic initiatives, while ensuring exceptional customer focus and execution.  Jerry joined COAST Systems in August 2016 as Vice President of Business Development.  Prior to that he has provided technical and business leadership across multiple software and consulting companies.  He has worked in many industries, including banking, regulatory, mortgage, government, medical, manufacturing, and e-commerce.  After serving in the United States Army, Jerry majored in Computer Science at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC and began his career as a software developer in large scale banking.