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About us


Praestar Consulting (A division of Praestar Technology Corporation) is the leading provider of consulting and training to manufacturers in the Mid Atlantic Region of the United States.

The company was started in 1995 with formal incorporation on May 9, 2001 by Jim and Jason Piatt (a father-son team). The founders started with a simple vision: deliver high quality services in a cost-effective manner through customization that meets or exceeds customer expectations.

The Company has continued to grow and prosper since its founding. Praestar Consulting leads the industry with cutting edge solutions and unparalleled cost savings for our customers, who range from "Mom & Pop" shops to Fortune 100 Companies. Praestar Consulting is now the recognized leader in Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma Quality, and Industrial Marketing consultation and training. 



jpiattJason Piatt is cofounder and President of Praestar Technology Corporation. Prior to founding Praestar Technology, Jason held various tactical and executive positions in Engineering, Sales and Marketing, and Program Management with a leading power transmission component manufacturer. In addition to his industrial responsibilities, Jason has been a member of the faculty at Penn State University in the Marketing, Business Administration, and International Business Departments. He has also taught at Pennsylvania College of Technology in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Technology, Mathematics, and Physics.

Jason earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with minors in Mathematics and Physics from Bucknell University. He also earned a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Bucknell and an MBA with Honors from Mount Saint Mary's College. Jason completed his Six Sigma Black Belt training at the University of Michigan as well as additional graduate education at the Wharton School - University of Pennsylvania.

He has been an invited lecturer at Princeton University, Penn State's Capital Campus, and numerous industrial functions. Jason and the Praestar Technology team have assisted numerous manufacturers by developing and producing embedded controls for their machinery.