Katherine (Kitty) Pearsall, PhD, P.E.

President, Owner, CEO
Boss Precision, Inc.

Dr. Kitty Pearsall received her BS degree in Metallurgical Engineering in May 1971 from the University of Texas at El Paso. In 1972 Kitty joined IBM as a Materials Engineer. She received her MS and PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering/Materials from the University of Texas at Austin in May 1979 and May 1983 respectively. Kitty has more than 40 years of experience in the mechanical, materials, and manufacturing fields with an expertise in the qualification and reliability of various commodities such as cables, connectors, ECAT card assemblies from development to product into the field.  This is complemented by her end to end quality management, process development and qualifications of most electronic components. In July 2013 Kitty retired from IBM and is now serving as the President of Boss Precision, Inc.

Kitty has been recognized for her technical expertise in Industry as noted by the following:

  • 7 US patents,  3 patents pending, IBM publications as well as 21 external publications in IEEE conferences and journals
  • IBM Distinguished Engineer (2005 – 2013)
  • University of Texas Academy of Distinguished Alumni (2008)
  • University of Texas, Cockrell School of Engineering Distinguished Engineering Graduates (2007).
  • IBM Academy of Technology (2002)
  • IEEE Senior Engineer
  • Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas (1993)
  • Executive Committee for the Electronic Component Technology Conference (2006 to now)
  • CPMT Board of Governors (2004 – now)

Von Pearsall

Vice President, Co-owner, Operations Manager
Boss Precision, Inc.

Mr. Pearsall earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1978. Von has 30+ years’ experience in engineering, systems integration and programming,

In 2005 Von Co-Founded BOSS Precision, a prototype design and manufacturing business based in Austin, TX and is the Chief Operations Manager. Mr. Pearsall oversees all aspects of the manufacturing operations, with particular emphasis on part and assembly design for manufacturing and production. Mr. Pearsall employs an aggressive, pro-active approach to meeting complex design and manufacturing requirements while adhering to tight schedules. Over the years, BOSS Precision has participated in multiple government projects, acting as a subcontractor for parts and assemblies manufacturing. Some of the many programs Mr. Pearsall directly contributed to through BOSS Precision are the Army’s EM Gun program, the Hobby-Eberly Telescope for the McDonald Observatory in Fort Davis, TX, superconducting motors for The University of Texas at Austin, energetic materials projectiles for EMPI in Austin, TX and the Alternative Energy and Biofuels Program led by The Center for Electro mechanics, University of Texas Austin.