Tim currently is President and CEO of Preco, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of high precision laser processing and die cutting equipment for electronics, medical and industrial markets.  Tim played a significant role in growing the company both internally and through acquisitions to a multinational company with operations in the US, Europe and China.

He has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri and subsequently worked as an electrical engineer for Allied Signal and Sprint Corporation.  During this time, he earned an MBA from Rockhurst College.  After graduating from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School, magna cum laude, Mr. Burns worked as a business attorney for Shughart, Thomson & Kilroy P.C.  He is also a licensed patent attorney.  In 1992, Mr. Burns was hired as Vice President of Finance and General Counsel for Preco Industries.  In addition, Mr. Burns became President of Preco Technology Ventures, which was responsible for the acquisitions of Laser Machining, Inc., LMI AB, and Spectralytics prior to becoming President/CEO of Preco, Inc. in 2006.