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Our Founders 


Charles Piscatelli 


Don Mayer


Leonard Felman

About Us 

TST was founded in 1978 with a very simple philosophy: if you provide customers with superior products that perform to the highest standards, they will want to do business with you again. And that philosophy is still the guiding principal nearly 44 years later.

We started off with a single product, TST 5000 with PTFE, a paint sealant. And today we manufacture more than 30 different products designed to help prevent and protect against rips, tears, burns, spills, discoloration, and a long list of other problems a modern vehicle might face. Our products are the best in the industry, with many OEMs referring their dealers to us to resolve paint contamination and other claims. But as impressive as our products are, it is the people that make TST truly unique in the industry. Our founders had extensive backgrounds in chemicals and coatings, with resumes that extend far beyond the automotive market. A few accomplishments they achieved before starting TST include Charles, developing the coating and cleaning systems for NASA’s Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo space programs. He wrote the cleaning specifications for the U.S. Navy’s boiler, hydraulic and desalination systems for the Atlantic fleet.

Don racked up 42 years as a research chemist for pharmaceutical, cosmetic, heavy chemical, textile oils, soaps, electronics, and foundry companies, with seven current U.S. patents. Chemical background isn’t all they brought to the table. To have a successful chemical company geared toward the automotive market, we needed expertise in the needs of that industry as well. Leonard, our third founder, had extensive experience in the auto world, owning and operating multiple dealerships and serving on the GM Dealer’s Council.

We have continued that drive toward excellence. Today, our sales and service personnel have an average of more than 30 years of working with TST. They know our products inside and out because they have been with us from the beginning, and believe in what we do. Our technical specialists average 50-plus combined years of hands-on vehicle chemical application and problem-solving, making them uniquely qualified to know what works — and what doesn’t. We are constantly striving to find new, better ways to protect our customers’ investments.

When you purchase a vehicle with a TST coating, you are buying decades of research by industry leaders, with a performance guarantee to back it up. We are proud of our rich history, and we are excited to see where tomorrow takes us.

Contact Us

Total Systems Technology 

65 Terence Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15236, USA

412-653-7690 | 800-245-4828

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