Third Evolution

Key Differentiator

Processes and circumstances change with time. The optimal approach to deal with those processes or circumstances, therefore, must be dynamic. Where others would be happy to hand off a static solution, we incorporate “drift” to ensure longevity, thereby delivering lasting value to our clients. We are comfortable operating at the highest level and can proudly share our 100% mission success rate.



We leverage our expertise in automation, artificial intelligence, optimization, process engineering, and system integration to solve complex problems and deliver insightful systems to our clients.


Stuart Wachs

Chief Operating Officer


Stuart has over 30 years’ experience in organization leadership, program and revenue development with 18 years as a COO and CEO of turnarounds. He has led 3 organizations from multiple years of deficits to become surplus operations. Stuart has overseen multi-million dollar capital raises and construction projects. His focus is on growth through purpose alignment, quality product offerings and highly efficient operations, and uses organizational culture to drive performance. Over the years he has developing business relationships that have allowed his organizations to improve performance, brand awareness and purpose fulfilment. Stuart has also been at the forefront of using innovative technology platforms to improve the performance, engagement and revenue.

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Mike Baciewicz

President & Founder


Mike has been in the technology domain for 30 years, primarily focused on projects and implementations that other engineering firms were unable to accomplish. He has mastered process engineering to maximize efficiencies and productivity in a wide variety of fields, and has extensive experience in the industrial sector. Mike has vast experience in Artificial Intelligence and integration, and has created a very unique niche expertise and ability to optimize processes that can be characterized with a high volume of characteristics/inputs correlated against a preferred outcome. Example projects include consulting on the original Star Wars Laser (call Hellstaff – High Energy Laser Test Facility – HELSTF), consulting to fix the “near-sightedness” of the Hubble telescope, and reviewing and consulting for Research and Development at MIT.


Robert Maxfield

VP Technology


Robert has been with Third Evolution since 2010 and previously was a SCADA Project Coordinator for Doyon Utilities. He has extensive experience in engineering design, project management, communications implementation, HMI/Graphic design and implementation, data warehousing, historian design/implementation and coding. Robert caries many certifications including GE-IP certified Instructor, Wonderware Systems Integrator, Cisco Certified, ThinManager Platinum Integrator and Allen Bradley Solutions provider. Max has worked in a variety of industries with an emphasis in utilities including Natural Gas, Water and Wastewater treatment and mining.


Keith Topham

Principal Process Engineer


Advisory Board


Dr. Anna Barker

Professor, Director of Transformative Healthcare Networks, Co-Director of Complex Adaptive Systems Network, ASU

The Transformative Healthcare Networks initiative (THN) will serve as a foundation for the development of new research models that leverage convergent knowledge, innovative teams and novel funding approaches to better prevent and treat acute and chronic diseases. Dr. Barker serves as Co-Director of a major ASU initiative in complex adaptive systems research. The Complex Adaptive System Initiative (CASI) serves as an organizing construct to approach understanding and solving multi-dimensional problems in the biological and social sciences.


Dr. George Poste

Chief Scientist & Regent's Professor of Complex Adaptive Systems and the School of Life Sciences, ASU

Dr. Poste founded the Biodesign Institute at ASU and served as Director for 2003 to 2009. He serves on the Board of Directors of Monsanto (since 2003), Exelixis (since 2004), Caris Life Sciences (since 2005), and the Scientific Advisory Board of Synthetic Genomics (since 2009). In 2004 he was named as ‘R&D Scientist of the Year’ by R&D Magazine, in 2006 he received the Einstein award from the Global Business Leadership Council and in 2009 received the Scrip Lifetime Achievement award voted by the leadership of the global pharmaceutical industry.

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Dan Behrendt


Dan is a results focused leader with experience building and leading the finance organizations of industrial, technology, and consumer product companies. He has a strong ability to partner with other functional leaders to drive sustainable improvements in results and provide valuable insights. Dan is experienced in joint ventures, debt refinancing, investor relations, financial planning and analysis, restructuring and crisis management. His core competencies include forecasting and financial analysis, process and cost improvement, risk management, SEC reporting, treasury management, international finance and tax optimization.


Current & Past Clients





BFI/Republic Waste

Bayless Healthcare

Clean Energy

DTE Energy

Dallas Area Rapid Transit


San Diego International Water Treatment Plant

Southern California Gas

Stanford University

T. Boone Pickens “America’s Natural Gas Highway”

US Borax

Valero Refining


Fortis Energy


Greenlane Biofuels

Knight Industries

McCommas Bluff Renewable Fuels

Nogales International Wastewater treatment plant




“Third Evolution saved us $100,000,000 in 1 phone call. We have never seen greater value from a technology partner.” – Brian Powers | Executive VP | Clean Energy Fuels


"Third Evolution provides exceptional service while performing top quality work. They go the extra mile and make sure things are done the 'right way' the first time. During stressful projects I never had to worry about Third Evolution getting the job done." – Gordon Marinella | Project Manager | PMP at AITHERAS, LLC


"As a leading industry partner with advanced computing, your participation helped representatives of the nations to understand the importance of technological developments in this area. The initial feedback from the COTC was very positive." – Jeffrey Lofgren | Lieutenant General & Deputy Chief of Staff, Capability Development | US Air Force


"As an executive, I want to hear my problems are going to be solved and Third Evolution delivered. What is impressive about Third Evolution is that they are data scientists who use artificial intelligence to gather, report and predict data. They can develop applications that can scour divergent data systems and create problem solving reports." – Marc Ashton | CEO | Foundation for Blind Children


Certifications and Endorsements

Canary Certified

Cisco CCNA

Endorsements by most major HMI/PLC Manufacturers

EPA Landfill Methane Outreach Program Industry Partner

GE System Solution Providers

Ignition Certified

Invensys System Partners

ISA CCST Certified

Kaptus Solutions Integrator

Microsoft Solutions

Rockwell Systems Integrator Solutions

Rockwell Systems Support Specialist

SQL Database Administration

ThinManager Platinum Integrators

WonderWare System Integrator Partner

R3 Industrial Computing


Office Location

16674 E. 91st Street, Suite 106, Scottsdale, AZ 85260