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Meet our team



  • B.S. Biology, University of Pittsburgh, Bradford PA (2001)

  • MBA, St. Bonaventure University, Allegany NY (2015)

Helen Schuster


I am a dedicated and creative business professional with a strong technical acumen, driven by strategic thinking and problem-solving. My career, shaped by a blend of technical development and customer relationship building, reflects a passion for innovation. As the Owner/President of HMS Technical Development, I collaborate on cutting-edge projects in the Oil & Gas, Construction, and Mining industries, specializing in customized product development, asset protection from corrosion, wear & fugitive dust, managing the big picture, ordering & logistics management to get what you need where you need it.

During my tenure as Business Development Director and Commercial Project Manager at Carus Corporation, I optimized accountability systems, launched core products, and fostered key partnerships. At American Refining Group, Inc., I wore multiple hats, successfully managing new product development, including a notable dust suppressant for silica sand.

Certifications and Memberships:

  • Radiation Safety Officer – Nuclear Regulatory Commission

  • Chemical Hygiene Officer – American Chemical Society 

  • Certification in Effective Technical Writing – American Chemical Society

  • Penn York Section Chair - American Chemical Society

  • MSHA Certification 500-48(b)

  • ISO 9001:2000 System Auditor – ASQ Chemical and Process Division

  • Leadership McKean – Leadership Training in McKean County PA

  • Member of St. Bonaventure panel dedicated to the advancement of STEM education

  • Leadership Flight School Leadership Training - Bartell & Bartell

  • Project Management Professional Certification program at Loyola University, Chicago

  • Bradford Area School District Board Member 

  • Patents:



B.S. Business, University of Pittsburgh, Bradford, PA (2015)

Larissa Buckner
Special Projects Coordinator

As a Special Projects Coordinator, she surpasses client and leadership’s expectations in customer service, management of multiple projects, time management, confidentiality, decision making, planning, and research. With a proven track record of efficiency and dedication, she excels in navigating the complexities of administrative support while ensuring seamless operations.

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